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How to Make Instant Grits

Knowing how to make instant grits might just transform your whole morning routine! Perfect instant grits are within your grasp and it only takes a few extra ingredients!

how to make instant grits

How to Make Instant Grits

Making Instant Grits is so EASY and effortless that you’ll be doctoring them up in no time at all! I know I’ve shown you how to make Grits in the past, but those take a bit longer.

With these instant grits, It only takes a few extra ingredients to make them taste off the charts delicious!

Here’s What You’ll Need

You won’t need much but to make Instant Grits better, use these ingredients!

  • Packet of Instant Grits
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • Butter
  • Seasoning
  • Cheese

Here’s How You Do It

It’s so easy, it hardly needs any instructions BUT…

  1. Heat the milk
  2. Add to the grits
  3. Incorporate the other ingredients and stir!
bowl of raw grits

Special Equipment

You won’t need any special equipment but it’s always nice to eat breakfast out of a great bowl and I love this one…

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Tips and Tricks

  • Heat the liquid well with the butter in it so that the butter has a chance to really melt well.
  • Mix and let stand for a few minutes to allow the grits time to absorb the liquid.
  • Add salt and pepper after tasting, sometimes the packet grits are a bit salty on their own.
  • Always add that cheese for flavor!
  • A single serving is one packet, but I find that it takes two packets to make an amount that comes close to filling me up.

PRO TIP: I love to add a dash of garlic powder to mine for an added pop of flavor.

PRO TIP 2: Always top grits with your favorite breakfast ingredients!

Substitutions

There’s not much to substitute here, but the basics are…

Grits – Of course you can substitute coarsely ground grits, 5 Minute Grits or any other kind of grits, but then it will be different directions!

Milk – you can substitute any milk substitute, but it will taste different. We recommend whole milk, but any percentage works. Evaporated milk mixed half and half with water works well too.

Butter – Margarine or butter substitute.

Cheese – Feel free to leave this out or use a cheese substitute.

package of instant grits

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Freeze These Grits?

No, they don’t freeze or reheat that great. Just heat what you want and eat them right away for best flavor.

How Long Do These Keep?

These will keep for about a day, then you should toss them and make more.

Watch Sarah Make These Grits

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how to make instant grits

How to Make Instant Grits

When you know how to make instant grits, you know the basics of the universe! Just kidding. You will actually know how to make a tasty fast breakfast!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make instant grits
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 281kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 packet instant grits
  • 3 tbs shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • In a microwave or in a sauce pan, heat milk to a slight simmer. Add the butter while heating so that the butter melts. This will take about a minute in the microwave and 2 minutes on the stovetop.
  • Add the instant grits packet and stir well. Allow to sit for 2 minutes and stir again. The mixture will thicken as it sits.
  • Once the grits have thickened to the desired amount, add the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Notes

  • Heat the liquid well with the butter in it so that the butter has a chance to really melt well.
  • Mix and let stand for a few minutes to allow the grits time to absorb the liquid.
  • Add salt and pepper after tasting, sometimes the packet grits are a bit salty on their own.
  • Always add that cheese for flavor!
  • A single serving is one packet, but I find that it takes two packets to make an amount that comes close to filling me up.
PRO TIP: Add a dash of garlic powder for more flavor
PRO TIP 2: Always add your favorite breakfast ingredient to your grits bowl! 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Grits – Of course you can substitute coarsely ground grits, 5 Minute Grits or any other kind of grits, but then it will be different directions!
Milk – you can substitute any milk substitute, but it will taste different. We recommend whole milk, but any percentage works. Evaporated milk mixed half and half with water works well too.
Butter – Margarine or butter substitute.
Cheese – Feel free to leave this out or use a cheese substitute.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Instant Grits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 314mg13%
Potassium 208mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 0.04g0%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 803IU16%
Calcium 337mg34%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A Verse to Share

Today a nice young lady arrived at my back door to find me in my pajamas and my hair standing up on my head. She shared this Bible verse and then left. I’ve never seen her before. She didn’t leave any information. Didn’t say where she was from. I’m going to assume that she is an angel because I needed to hear this today.

Matthew 6:25

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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