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how to make grits

How To Make Quick Grits

  • Author: María
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 C whole milk
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Place a medium-sized saucepan (with a lid) over medium-high heat and add the water, milk, salt, and half of the butter. Watch the pan closely as you wait for it to come to a boil because once it does the milk will foam and it’ll spill over the sides in within seconds.
  2. As soon as the liquid has come to a boil whisk in your grits. Keep whisking for 30-45 seconds after you’ve added them to the pot, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cover with the lid.
  3. Cook the grits until thickened and the grains are tender with just a touch of a bite, similar to a grain of rice, about 10-15 minutes. If the grits thicken too quickly, but the grains are still hard or chewy, whisk in another 1/4 C of warm water to the pot and continue cooking until they’re like you want them.
  4. Once the grits are cooked, turn off the heat and stir in the remaining butter and the black pepper. Taste, and add more salt if needed. Serve hot. Dassit!


  • Read the post above the recipe to ensure you have maximum success!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
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