Instant Pot Cheese Grits

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Cheese Grits made easy in the Instant pot. Perfect every time, these savory grits will be a great addition to any meal!

 

Cheese Grits in the InstantPot

As I have said before, I consider myself a pretty ok cook. I have a few things that tend to whip me in the kitchen. Rice, Boiled eggs and yes, GRITS! Now, in the South, to be a good cook, you have to have a signature cake recipe, a signature fried chicken recipe, be able to make really good biscuits and of course, GRITS. Grits are one thing I really do not excel at. Usually, I just get Big D to make them. He is the master of the grill and all things breakfast at The Buttered Home. I have been on a quest since getting my InstantPot though, a quest to become good at the things that have been beating me. The InstantPot has helped me not only to get meals done faster but to conquer these cooking ills I have. These are so very easy and come out perfect every single time!

What You Will Need

  • 1 cup old fashioned grits

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 cup half and half

  • Bacon Grease, about 2 tbsp

  • 2 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 cup chopped onions

  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic

  • 1-2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1-2 cups cheese, any kind ( I used cheddar and mozzarella)

  • 2-3 tbsp butter, divided

     

Prep and Cook

Measure and chop all ingredients. Set the IP to sauce and let it heat up. Add the bacon grease and continue to heat. Once heated, add the 1 cup of grits. Stir them and let them toast in the bacon grease for a minute or two. This adds so much flavor y’all! Once toasted, add one tablespoon of butter along with the onions, garlic and seasonings. Mix well and allow to cook for a minute or two more. Toasting a tad more and melding the flavors together with the grits. Add water and half and half and mix well. Close the lid and seal the vent and set to manual or pressure cook for 10 minutes. Walk Away! Once cooking time is up, cancel or turn off the IP and allow to NPR (natural pressure release) for 15 minutes. Open the vent to release any remaining pressure and remove the lid. Stir well and add in desired amount of cheese and a little more butter. Serve and Enjoy!

The InstantPot has truly changed the way I cook. The things that used to be difficult or that I dreaded doing have become easy and less stressful for me. Just like my INSTANT POT RICE ! I hope that if you have a wonderful IP, you will try this recipe and become more “cooking empowered” too!

Enjoy!

 

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Instant Pot Cheese Grits

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Cheese Grits made easy in the Instant pot. Perfect every time, these savory grits will be a great addition to any meal!

Ingredients

  • * 1 cup old fashioned grits

  • * 3 cups water

  • * 1 cup half and half

  • * Bacon Grease, about 2 tbsp

  • * 2 tsp Salt

  • * 1/4 cup chopped onions

  • * 1 tbsp chopped garlic

  • * 1-2 tsp smoked paprika

  • * 1-2 cups cheese, any kind ( I used cheddar and mozzarella)

  • * 2-3 tbsp butter, divided

Instructions

  1. Measure and chop all ingredients. Set the IP to saute and let it heat up. Add the bacon grease and continue to heat. Once heated, add the 1 cup of grits. Stir them and let them toast in the bacon grease for a minute or two. Once toasted, add one tablespoon of butter along with the onions, garlic and seasonings. Mix well and allow to cook for a minute or two more.
  2. Add water and half and half and mix well. Close the lid and seal the vent and set to manual or pressure cook for 10 minutes. Once cooking time is up, cancel or turn off the IP and allow to NPR (natural pressure release) for 15 minutes.
  3. Open the vent to release any remaining pressure and remove the lid. Stir well and add in desired amount of cheese and a little more butter. Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 286Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 54mgSodium 703mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 7g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    KP
    October 15, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Looking forward to trying this recipe! I, too, have a challenge with grits! 🙂

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      October 15, 2018 at 1:44 am

      That is great! Be sure and come back and comment and let me know how they turned out!!! xoxo, Brooke

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