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Cheesy Grits in a slow cooker topped with shredded cheese

Slow Cooker Cheesy Grits

Slow Cooker Cheesy Grits are creamy and cheesy, and make a delicious side dish or main. These crock pot cheesy grits are so easy to make, and the results are a comforting bowl of grits, Southern style!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot cheesy grits recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 294 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 1/2 cups Stone Ground Grits (or other Long Cooking Grits) uncooked
  • 6 cups Water (or low sodium chicken broth)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt (or 1 tsp table salt)
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded


  1. Add the grits to a 4, 6, or 7 qt crock.

  2. Add the water, milk, butter, and salt. Stir.

  3. Place the lid on and cook on Low for 6-8 hours. Stir once in the middle and once towards the end of cooking.

  4. About 10 minutes before serving, stir in the cheese.

  5. Serve hot.