Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

Who knew a filling breakfast could be so quick! In just 10 minutes of cooking time, you can have Instant Pot Cheesy Grits ready to serve! Time to say good bye to instant boxed grits!

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

Growing up in southwest Florida, grits were a quite common sight on the table no matter what time of the day it was. I was never truly a fan until I moved up north. Now that grits are not as much of staple up here, I tend to crave the traditional grits that I got accustomed to.

It can be hard finding authentic stone-ground southern style grits if you live in the north. Trust me when I say, not all grits are created equal! And, choosing the right kind of grits are important if you want them to taste like the kind you know. The best option I have found in my local grocer is Bob’s Red Mill.

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

Usually, when you make grits you toast them in a pan and boil them for around 45 minutes. Who has time for that nowadays?! Not me, that’s for sure! If it came down to cooking grits for an hour or having a cold bowl of cereal, you can bet I would be asking for you to pass the milk!

With my undying love of the Instant Pot, and my pregnant brain craving grits, you just know I had to adapt traditional grits to fit my new minimal cooking time lifestyle.

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

After a little experimenting, I finally cracked the code. All you need is butter, milk, cheese, girts, and 10 minutes if cooking time to have belly filling, traditional tasting grits!

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

Place the butter in the Instant Pot and select the saute setting. Once the butter is melted, add the grits and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

Add the water and salt, and cover and seal the Instant Pot.

Select manual and cook for 10 minutes. Preform a natural pressure release for 15 minutes. After that time, release any remaining pressure.

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

Stir the milk into the grits, followed by the cheese. You can serve as-is, or cover and cook again for 2 additional minutes for a creamier consistency. Season to taste.

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

Serve hot with a sprinkle of cheese and parsley.

cheesy grits in a bowl
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Cheesy Instant Pot Grits

Who knew a filling breakfast could be so quick! In just a matter of minutes, you can have Instant Pot Cheesy Grits ready to serve!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Pressure Build And Release Time 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Author Ashley

Equipment

6 qt Instant Pot

Ingredients  

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cups stone ground white grits
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ cup milk warmed
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese or more to taste
  • teaspoon each salt and pepper or to taste

Instructions 

  • Melt the butter in the Instant Pot using the saute setting over medium heat.
  • Add the grits and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often, until fragrant.
  • Add the water and cover and seal the Instant Pot.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on Manual high pressure. Preform a natural pressure release for 15 minutes After that time, release any remaining pressure.
  • Stir the warmed milk into the grits, followed by the cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot with a sprinkle of cheese and butter.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 150mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

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  1. 5 stars
    I used Nutiva Butter Flavored coconut oil instead of the butter, vegan cheese shreds, and 1 TBS. organic powdered milk. Very delicious. Tomorrow will make fried grit cakes. Thank you for the great IP recipe.

  2. 4 stars
    My grits turned out great without all of the stirring!! I used local smoked, stone ground grits. I did use half of the milk in my recipe and they turned out perfect. Thank you for helping me to use my instant pot for recipes I would never think to use it for!

  3. 4 stars
    We made these with dinner last night, and they were good! We might add some garlic next time, but we’re garlic addicts. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Wonderful recipe! This makes a ton of grits though. Do you know amounts and cooking times to make grits for one person in my instant pot mini? Thanks in advance!