Southern Grits

Who doesn’t like grits? Oh yeah, just about everyone born above the Mason Dixon Line. But YOU’RE MISSING OUT my northern friends. They’re creamy, slightly salty, buttery and, hello, YUMMY!

Cream of Wheat they are not, but go ahead and try them anyway. Breakfast, lunch or dinner- grits are THE anytime dish. I know you’ll love this simple, down home recipe for the PERFECT pot of grits!

Southern Grits


1/2 cup of stone ground yellow grits

2 cups of water

1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

1/2 cup of whole milk

1/2 tablespoon of butter



In a medium sauce pan bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and add the grits, salt and pepper. Using a whisk, stir the grits every minute or so until they thicken.

Continue to cook on low heat for 15 minutes. NOTE- Even quick cooking 5 minute grits will need MORE THAN 5 MINUTES!

Once the grits become SUPER thick add the milk and butter. Stir to combine and cook on low for an additional minute. Top with a few bacon crumbles and serve.

That’s it! You just made grits. Now go and enjoy them.


  5 comments for “Southern Grits

  1. August 14, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I am from the north and I love grits! I must be an oddity :) Lately I have started making them with freshly ground popcorn that I run through my Nutrimill.
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    • August 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      What an awesome idea, Jennifer. I’ll have to try that FOR SURE!

  2. Cindy A.
    July 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    I’m not a fan of grits, but I can’t live without sweet tea. ;)

    • July 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      Much to the dismay of my southern family, I’ve started drinking un-sweetened tea. When I go back home and have a glass of my grandma’s tea, it taste like pure sugar. Oh, how times have changed.

  3. Manida
    July 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Wow, thanks for the recipe! That looks really good, I’ve never tried grits before, but I’ve heard about them from my brother who tried them when he was in the Army and stationed out of state. I love that they can be eaten at any meal- gonna put them on my grocery list :)

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