18-Minute Grits Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 24, 2022
18-Minute Grits Recipe

How To Make 18-Minute Grits

Nothing is more filling than having a great meal to start your day. Make this grits recipe with 2 easy steps and simple ingredients for your busy days.

Preparation: 3 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 18 minutes



  • 2cupswater
  • 2cupsmilkor light cream, more as needed
  • ½tspsaltor to taste
  • 1cupregular gritsor quick-cooking grits
  • 3tbspbutter


  1. Bring milk, water, and salt to a simmer over medium heat.

  2. Slowly add grits while whisking to avoid lumps.

  3. Cook grits covered over medium-low heat, stirring frequently for about 15 minutes for regular grits and 5 minutes for quick-cooking grits.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


  • Calories: 295.08kcal
  • Fat: 13.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.88g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.71g
  • Fiber: 1.79g
  • Sugar: 6.39g
  • Protein: 6.92g
  • Cholesterol: 35.10mg
  • Sodium: 349.45mg
  • Calcium: 145.71mg
  • Potassium: 218.65mg
  • Iron: 1.23mg
  • Vitamin A: 128.97µg
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