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Slow Cooker Creamy Cheddar Cheese Grits

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Rating: 5/5
6 reviews
1 comment

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 79180
cook method: crock pot, stovetop
Creamy Cheddar Cheese Grits Recipe
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6 cups half-n-half or whipping cream
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups uncooked grits
1 package (8 ounce size) cream cheese
1 package (12 ounce size) grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons butter


Bring to a boil the half-n-half, broth, salt/pepper, and garlic powder. Gradually, stir in grits.

Pour into crock pot. Add the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and butter. Cook on low 6-8 hours, or high for about 4 hours (maybe a little less time or a little more, depending on your crockpot).

Stir occasionally. If you see the grits becoming too thick, add more chicken broth or half-n-half.

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Lakeshia, Portland, Oregon USA


950 calories, 69 grams fat, 54 grams carbohydrates, 30 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great recipe. I only used half the cheddar, and it was fabulous. Only thing is, 4hrs on HIGH will burn. I did two hours on LOW and it was perfect.

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Dec 19, 2013

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was so easy and a big hot at the office breakfast potluck. Everyone wanted to recipe.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I grew up in the south where we know how to cook grits. My SIL (a Yankee) made this and I mocked her because this is NOT how you cook grits. Well, I know I'll probably lose my Southern membership for saying this, but it was really good! I don't know how it gets so creamy because the secret to grits is in the stirring and you barely stir this. Since my SIL bet me that I would like this I agreed to write the review from a true Southerner's perspective.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
These are the best grits ever! They have become my regular side dish to provide at functions. They do cook faster than stated,so low for 2 hours is great, if you need to leave them on longer, you will have to add more broth or 1/2 and 1/2....but oh so worth it. I use mostly the fat free 1/2 and 1/2 and it' still awesome!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I only used 2/3 of the cheddar cheese and only had to cook in the crockpot for about 2 hours on low. The high setting was too high. I had to add quite a bit of water to keep it from getting too thick. They were delicious and a big hit at the office potluck. I got way more than 6 servings. There's no way one person could eat 1/6 of the amount made since this is so rich. I would say the serving size for 6 is enough for at least 10-12.

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These grits are fantastic! I don't even like grits but these are so creamy and smooth, they're almost like mashed potatoes. You must try them!

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