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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
 

Nutrition

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