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creamy southern style crockpot grits served in a ceramic bowl with a spoon

Creamy Crockpot Grits

An effortless and affordable dump and start crockpot recipe the whole family will love.
Course Brunch, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine American, southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 246kcal


  • 1 cup (257g) stoneground grits
  • 4 cups (1 L) water
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) heavy cream optional, but highly recommended


  • Soak your grits in 4-5 cups of water.
  • The grits will release a part of them that you don’t need. It will float to the top of your soaking water. Skim this off and discard.
  • Drain your grits in a strainer.
  • Add grits to the slow cooker. Then add your water, salt and butter. Mix it all together.
  • Cover and cook your grits on LOW for 7-8 hours.


  • Make sure you rinse your grits before you cook them to remove that protective coating that’s harmless but feels odd in your mouth. 
  • Don’t forget to soak and skim the grits or they won’t turn out. 
  • Try draining the grits in a strainer to really make sure they’re ready to cook. 
  • If you’re able to stir the grits a few times as they cook that’s great. But if you can’t, don’t worry about it. 
  • It may help to spray your crockpot liner with non-stick spray before adding grits. 
  • For easier cleanup, use a crockpot liner. 
  • Salt to taste, I like about a ½ teaspoon. 
  • Slow Cookers cook at different temperatures and may require different cooking times. Check your specific make and model manual to ensure proper cooking time and temperature. 
There are 9 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg