Instant Pot Grits

Instant Pot Grits

If you don't have time to stand over a hot stove stirring grits, you need to try this recipe for easy, creamy Instant Pot grits.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Add grits to a soufflé dish, 7 x 3-inch baking pan, or a similar heatproof bowl or baking dish. Add 2 cups of cold water, the kosher salt, and 1 cup of milk or half-and-half.
  3. Step 3

    Add remaining 3/4 cup of water to the Instant Pot. Place pan of grits in a baking sling trivet and lower into pot. Alternatively, place a trivet in pot and fashion a baking sling with foil (see the tips below).
  4. Step 4

    Lock lid in place and turn steam release valve to sealing position. Choose pressure cook or manual button and set time for 30 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    When time is up, wait 10 minutes and then carefully turn steam release valve to venting position to release any remaining pressure.
  6. Step 6

    Carefully lift grits out of the pot and whisk until they are well blended. Whisk in the butter, as desired. They will thicken more as they cool.
  7. Step 7

    Serve grits in a bowl along with a big breakfast or serve them as a rice replacement with seafood, meat, or poultry. Southern-style shrimp and grits is another popular way to serve grits.