Slow-Cooker Grits

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours


6 servings

Updated: Dec. 02, 2023
Since moving to the South, I have come to love grits! I also adore my slow cooker, and I worked to find a way to make perfect grits without stirring on the stovetop. I knew this slow-cooker grits recipe was a winner when my mother-in-law overheard someone at a church potluck say that it just wasn't right that a Midwesterner could make such good grits! —Tacy Fleury, Clinton, South Carolina
Slow-Cooker Grits Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-2/3 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked old-fashioned grits
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low until liquid is absorbed and grits are tender, 2-1/2 to 3 hours, stirring every 45 minutes. Stir in cheeses until melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 334 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 755mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.