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How To Make Grits Recipe

How To Make Grits Recipe - What are grits and how do you make them? Check out this recipe for perfect creamy Southern Grits that are amazing for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Keyword easy, grits, savory breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 556 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of


  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • ½ cup unsalted Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Salt to taste


  1. Add half and half and water to a large pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil.  Add some salt to salt liquid.

  2. Once liquid starts boiling, briskly stir in grits and bring heat down to low and cover with lid. Cook according to instructions on back of package (about 20 for stone ground) stirring twice during this time to maintain smoothness. They should be completely tender and thick.

  3. Once ready, stir in butter, heavy cream and season with salt to taste.

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Recipe Notes

These can also be done with Quick grits in a pinch.  It takes about 5 minutes to make.

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Grits Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Potassium 221mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 28.8%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 14.7%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.