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Creamy Grits Recipe

Creating a pot creamy grits is so easy but do not follow the recipe on the bag! Heavy cream and half n half makes for the best southern, flavorful, creamy grits ever!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Author Divas Can Cook (Monique)


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half n half
  • 1/2 cup 5-minute grits
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Add water, heavy cream and half n half to a pot.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Slowly add in the grits while whisking steadily.
  • Reduce heat to low and cover.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes, whisking frequently
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add butter and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.


Grits thicken fast so serve immediately.
If grits are too thick, stir in a little bit of water or milk before serving.
If grits are too thin, cook a little while longer or allow to cool slightly.TIPS
Add cheddar cheese for creamy, cheesy grits!
Want some savory, jazzy grits? Add green onions, bacon, cheese and replace the water with chicken broth.