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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 556kcal


  • 2 cups Half and half
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Stone ground grits
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2-4 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream if you want them extra creamy / check notes
  • Salt to taste


  • Add half and half and water to a large pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil.  Add some salt to liquid.
  • 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.
  • Once ready, stir in butter, heavy cream (if using/ this will make them super creamy but check notes for tips) and season with salt to taste.



Regarding the heavy cream, this makes the grits even creamier.  If your grits are super creamy already after adding the butter then omit this however add 1 tablespoon at a time until you have reached your desired consistency for the grits and desired creaminess.
These can also be done with Quick grits in a pinch.  It takes about 5 minutes to make.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 221mg | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 0.5mg