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Slow Cooker Overnight Grits Recipe [sponsored]Cheap Is The New Classy

Who doesn’t want to wake up to the aroma of a tasty, already made, breakfast? I know I do. I have made breakfast recipes in the slow cooker before, like this easy 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Casserole, but I was not aware that you could prepare grits in the slow cooker until recently. We have tried this recipe a few times now and it has turned out perfectly each time. For this recipe, you need to be sure to get stone-ground grits as not all grits are equal. We were able to find ours at the Pee Dee State Farmer’s Market on our recent trip to Florence, S.C.

Slow Cooker Overnight Grits Recipe [sponsored]

Slow Cooker Overnight Grits Recipe

You Will Need…
3.5 qt slow cooker {or you can use one that is slightly smaller, not bigger}
4 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup stone-ground grits

To Prepare…
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water and salt to a boil.
2. Add grits, gradually, until fully blended and smooth.
3. Add to the slow cooker. If you don’t use a slow cooker liner, we recommend greasing the sides.
4. Cook on low for 8 hours.

*As this recipe can stick to the slow cooker, we recommend you use a Debbie Meyer Slow Cooker Liner for easier cleanup.

Slow Cooker Overnight Grits Recipe [sponsored]

There are several ways that you can serve grits. I like mine with a little butter and some salt and pepper {as pictured}. Jay likes his with sugar and milk. Why he would want to ruin a perfectly good bowl of grits like that is beyond me, lol. I have also had grits in restaurants with anything from cheese to chicken broth as ingredients. However you like them, grits are very versatile, filling and a staple in Southern cooking. Enjoy. 🙂

Check out the rest of our slow cooker recipes here.

Check out our pictures from our visit to Pee Dee State Farmers Market on Flickr.

Find this and other great slow cooker recipes in the cookbook: 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. I’ll have to show this to my parents. My husband and I don’t eat grits but if we did this would make breakfast one step quicker.

  2. I don’t have a slow cooker:( that could make my breakfast so quick and easy! brilliant idea

  3. Wow this is so cool. I’ve never used a slow cooker but it sure does sound like it will save a lot of time. Also, thank you for the recipe 🙂

  4. how yummy, I love grits but never tried in crock pot. and so nice to wake up in morning and they are ready for breakfast.

  5. Elizabeth O. says

    This is awesome. I love having grits as well, it’s simple but it’s filling and you can add whatever you feel like having for that meal. I think its awesome! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. a great idea to put these in the slow cooker – there is nothing better than waking up to yummy smells. have you considered putting maple syrup on the top?

  7. My Husband does not like grits too much but I will show this to him and see what he thinks LOL 😉

  8. robin masshole mommy says

    I have never had grits before, but this sounds like a great one to start with. Sounds yummy!

  9. Amy Desrosiers says

    I have never had grits here in New England. I did taste them once when in VA and thought they were certainly unique!

  10. Where I was raise grits were everywhere. It was one of my favorite recipes when I was a kid. Our family would eat it quite a bit as a breakfast thing. I will definitely have to try this.

  11. My husband loves grits, my sons and daughter probably would too. This would make breakfast real easy in the morning, especially the liner.

  12. Cooking grits in a slow-cooker is always a brilliant idea! The flavor is just different when you’ve got it cooking for longer.

  13. Reesa Lewandowski says

    I have only made grits one time! Doing them in the slow cooker would have been much easier!!

  14. I’ll have to give this a try. I haven’t had grits in a while and using a slow cooker is a great idea.

  15. You know what? I’ve never tried grits, I need to change this!

  16. Yum that is a great idea for breakfast. I’m often too lazy to make anything in the morning so this would be perfect. I wonder where I can find grits in England.

  17. Sarah Bailey says

    Grits sounds like they are amazing. I have always been told to load them up with some sugar and butter.

  18. We LOVE grits for breakfast and lunch and dinner! They are the perfect meal any time of the day- definitely going to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing

  19. Mmmmm I love grits, but they are difficult to find up here around New York City. I make it a point to order them whenever I travel south. While I haven’t tried to make them at home myself yet, I feel like this recipe is easy enough that I can give it a try – thank you!