Instant Pot Grits

A simple and yummy recipe to have in breakfast, shredded cheddar cheese brings a mouthwatering flavor to the recipe.

4.34 from 3 votes

Instant Pot Grits

Course breakfsat
Cuisine international
Keyword butter, cheddar cheese, Grits, stone ground grits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 194 kcal


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter pieces
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Add vegetable oil in an instant pot and press sauté.

  2. Add grits and cook for 2 minutes while stirring 

  3. Add water, milk, butter and salt.

  4. Cover with the lid and seal the valve, cook on manual “high” for 10 minutes.

  5. Naturally release the pressure for 15 minutes then quickly release it.

  6. Remove the lid and stir in the cheese.

  7. When the grits cool slightly they will thicken up.

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1 thought on “Instant Pot Grits

  1. Milk completely separates in a pressure cooker unless it’s coconut or evaporated milk. Can you add the milk after cooking?

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