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How to make Creamy Grits

There's a technique to getting delicious rich and creamy grits on the stovetop. Learn how to make rich and creamy grits every time following this method.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy grits, how to make grits from scratch, southern grits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 400kcal
Author Tanya


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grits old fashion, stone ground recommended
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place water and heavy cream in a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.
  • Whisk in grits, reduce heat to low, and cover. Cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.*
  • The grits are done when the majority of liquid has been absorbed and the grits are nice and creamy.
  • Remove from heat and stir


*Adjust the cooking time for the kind of grits you’re cooking. Follow the times below:
  • Quick Cooking Grits: 5-7 minutes
  • Old Fashioned Grits - 15-20 minutes
  • Stone Ground Grits - 25-30 minutes


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1133IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg