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Creamiest Grits Ever

These are the creamiest grits you'll ever eat!


These grits are undoubtedly the creamiest grits ever. So rich and smooth and thick. One bite and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to grit heaven.

Creamiest Grits ever!

What makes them so creamy? A whole lot of heavy cream, half-and-half, and butter.

These are the creamiest grits you'll ever eat!


Yes, all that creaminess comes at a price. You wouldn’t want these grits to be your regular breakfast grits.

But when you want to serve something super extraordinary and decadent, this recipe fits the bill. They totally remind me of the grits at the The Perfect Pig in  Seagrove Beach, Florida. They have completely awesome breakfast food if you are ever in the area.

These are the creamiest grits ever!


To get the super creamy and smooth texture, you really must use stone-ground grits. You can find them at specialty food stores or order them online. I’m always very happy with Palmetto Grits which are available on Amazon. Stone-ground grits are very perishable and should be stored in your freezer. They take much longer to cook, almost and hour to cook fully, but the extra time is so worth it.

These creamy grits go wonderfully with a big southern breakfast of eggs, biscuits, and bacon.  🙂

These are the creamiest grits you'll ever eat!

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These are the creamiest grits you'll ever eat!

Creamiest Grits Ever

These grits are the creamiest, richest, smoothest grits you've ever tasted!
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
TOTAL: 1 hour 5 minutes
SERVINGS: 8 servings


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups stone ground grits


  • Combine all ingredients EXCEPT grits in a Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • Gradually whisk in grits. (Add them too quickly and they will clump.)
  • Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, for 50 to 60 minutes.
  • If grits get too thick add more water or half-and-half.


Calories: 435kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern

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64 thoughts on “Creamiest Grits Ever”

  1. This is the ONLY recipe to use for the creamiest grits ever! The amount of liquid and cooking time in the recipe are key to getting a luxuriously smooth dish. The only change I make is I use chicken broth instead of water for more flavor. I highly recommend this recipe for anyone wanting to try actually CREAMY grits!

  2. Best grits ever!!! Everyone asks me to make them. We moved to AZ were folks (in my experience) don’t really like or know what good grits are. All my Southern friends here always ask when I’m making my amazing grits.,Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  3. I will not make not eat grits ever again made with water or skin milk. These are indeed the best grits ever! I have ex-employees calling and texting requesting for me to make this recipe for them.

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