Crockpot Grits

Slow Cooker Grits These Crockpot Grits are some of the creamiest grits you’ll ever taste without even adding cream or milk. Just grits, water, and salt plus your crockpot is all you need. I added in a little butter and cheese at the end, but they really don’t need it. Crockpot Grits This recipe only works with stone ground grits, which if you were to cook on the stove would take at least 45 minutes to cook, during which you would have to stir frequently. This crockpot recipe completely simplifies the process. Just put them in the crockpot with water and salt and they cook while you sleep. Wake up to the creamiest grits ever. Crockpot Grits These grits develop such a creamy texture, there’s really no need to add cream or even butter. Serve with some eggs, toast, and sausage for a delicious, hot southern breakfast. Don’t forget to add the salt to the crockpot. Salting grits at the end of cooking just doesn’t have the same effect as salting them at the beginning. And be sure to spray your crockpot with cooking spray for easier cleanup. If you’re unsure where to get stone ground grits, you can order Palmetto Farms White Stone Ground GritsΒ from Amazon or you can order Anson Mills grits from their website. You’ll want some more grits recipes to use up your bag so be sure to try Shrimp and Grits and Cheese Grits with Corn and Vidalia Onion. Slow Cooker Grits

Crockpot Grits
Use your slow cooker to make super easy and creamy grits. They cook while you sleep and are ready to be put on the breakfast table when you wake up.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 8
  • 1½ cups stone ground grits
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4-6 tablespoons butter, cut into 1 tablespoon-sized pieces
  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Lightly spray inside of a 6-quart crockpot with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together grits, salt and water in the crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours.
  3. Remove lid. Scatter butter on top. Use a whisk to stir the grits until they are an even consistency and the butter has melted.
  4. Sprinkle cheese on top and add pepper to taste.

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32 thoughts on “Crockpot Grits

  1. Way too runny, and my Crock Pot cooks true to time on other slow-cooker recipes. How disappointing!

    1. Mine was the same. They definitely didn’t have the texture of the picture. I used Trader Joe’s stone ground grits. Maybe if I had stirred them throughout the night, it would have worked out better. I will try that next time and cut back on the water a bit.

  2. Am known for my cheesy grits with Maine shrimp. Have never tried in crock pot, sure will now. waking up to a good cooking smell is like coming home from work when my husband of 35 years does the cooking. I use chicken broth with some garlic in mine. For breakfast chicken broth, as well. If there are leftovers, they are good fried.

  3. I cook grits once a month for our Cartwright Mens Breakfast at church and always hated when the pot came back home to clean. I started using this recipe and now put a disposable liner in the crockpot and they all seem to love this recipe. I do add a little milk/cream in the morning to thin it just a little. They are so easy to make and are delicious and smooth. You can’t beat it!!! AND it is such an easy clean up.

  4. Love this easy recipe….makes my favorite grits; Adluh Farm Stone Ground, DELICIOUS! I used a little parmesan in mine πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  5. I prepared these grits as part of an early Father’s Day breakfast for my brother and SIL. We LOVED these grits! This was so much easier than standing over a stove for 45-60 minutes waiting for stone ground grits (our preferred grits)to cook! I used Atkinson’s (a NC company) yellow stone ground grits. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    1. I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed these grits. For years I had no idea they could be cooked in the slow cooker. And it is so much easier. I don’t think I have ever tried Atkinson grits before but I just checked their website and you can order online. Will have to get some. πŸ™‚

      1. I’ve had and enjoyed Palmetto Farms grits (and will do so again!). I went to Galivants Ferry, SC (on the way to Myrtle Beach) to pick some up and was able to talk to the owner about his products. But, whenever I have the opportunity, I like to purchase comparable NC products so, I can’t say enough about Atkinson’s grits, accept, please purchase some! :oD

  6. I had these grits as part of an early Father’s Day breakfast for my brother and SIL. We LOVED them! This was so much easier than standing over a stove for 45-60 minutes waiting for stone ground grits (our preferred grits) to cook! I used Atkinson’s (a NC company) stone ground yellow grits.Thank you for posting this recipe!

  7. I absolutely love grits! We use to live in western Florida and every time we went to any function or party there were always grits. I’ve never made them myself, but I love how easy this recipe is to get creamy grits. Pinning!

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