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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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61 thoughts on “Creamiest Grits Ever”

  1. My sister and I made this recipe for breakfast today for Mother’s Day. It was so delicious! So creamy and buttery 😋 Our family loved it! Definitely our go to recipe for grits.

  2. Ok, these were seriously the best grits ever. This recipe was easy to follow and super delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

  3. Listen y’all. My husband and I were raised in Charleston, SC, so we know good grits. These are amazing!!! My husband (who is not easily impressed) was raving about how great they were. He even said they were the best he’s ever eaten!?! Even better than is sweet great grandmother’s grits! I’ve never been able to make anything better than that woman, but finally after 17 years I made it happen!

  4. Kay Trammell

    They were the best grits, believe it or not McDonald’s got good creamy grits, but this grits were awesome I mean the best grits I have ever ever ate. Real creamy and smooth, not gritty or lumpy.
    Thank you.

  5. This with Tony’s, grated cheddar, and sliced turkey sausage is the only way my husband will eat grits! He is 37 and I finally made grits he will eat!!

  6. I am NOT a grit eater. I’m a Northerner and was raised on cream of wheat. But as I’ve gotten older, my pallet has broadened. I saw this recipe and decided to make it for my very Southern family. It was a hit! I must say I will try the shrimp and grits recipe with these grits. The extra time involved was well worth it. Very creamy and delicious!😋

  7. I have a large can of quick cooking grits I don’t want to waste, how much do I need to adjust liquid & cooking time to use them? I’m not an experienced grit cooker?

    1. Karen Jones

      Just cook them using 1/2 water and 1/2 milk or cream. Don’t forget the salt or they will be flat. You will need to stir often
      Enjoy with butter. As a child we added sugar. My dad called them Georgia ice cream.

  8. Last time I made grits, after the butter, I added a tblsp of soft cream cheese. Unbelievably delicious!

    1. Cream cheese is one of the secret ingredients to grits. However, grits do not reheat – sad really.

  9. Creamy is right! Best grits I have EVER had! My southern family loves them and requests them often! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

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