Food Network Kitchen’s Slow-Cooker Grits, as seen on Food Network.

Slow-Cooker Grits

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
There is nothing cozier than eating a steaming bowl of grits with your favorite toppings, whether savory or sweet. Stone-ground grits have much more flavor than the regular variety, but they need a little more time and attention to cook them on the stovetop. This recipe skips all the extra work by using a slow cooker, yet still delivers a batch of deliciousness for a crowd.



Special equipment:
a 6-quart slow cooker
  1. Add the grits to a medium bowl and cover with water by 2 inches. Stir gently and allow the grits to settle for about 2 minutes. Skim off any bits of grits that have floated to the surface, then drain them in a fine-mesh sieve, discarding the liquid.
  2. Add the grits to a 6-quart slow-cooker insert with 7 cups of water and 1 tablespoon salt and stir to combine. Cover and cook until the grits are tender and have absorbed most of the liquid but are still loose enough to pour off a spoon, about 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low. Continue to cook, covered, up to 30 minutes more to achieve a thicker consistency.
  3. Add the milk and butter, stirring to fully combine. Serve immediately with desired toppings, or cover and keep warm for up to 2 hours.