Skip to main content

Stovetop Creamy Grits

Notes

Recipe Notes

  • Top grits with any sauce, stew or stir-fry and a sprinkle of cheese.
  • Try grits topped with milk, fruit and chopped nuts for breakfast.
  • For creamier grits, use 2 cups broth and 2 cups low-fat milk.
  • For cheesy grits, stir in 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese at the end of cooking.
  • Enjoy leftover grits: Refrigerate grits in a cup. When solid, remove and cut into 1/2-inch rounds. In a lightly greased skillet on medium heat, cook slices until golden brown on each side. Serve as a side dish with eggs, sautéed greens or any meat, fish or poultry.

Ingredients

4 cups low-sodium broth, any type

1 cup corn grits (also known as polenta)

1/4 cup low-fat or nonfat milk (optional)

1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the broth to a boil. Turn heat to medium and slowly stir in the grits. Keep stirring to avoid lumps. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat to low, cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes. Stir every 4 or 5 minutes until the polenta is thick and creamy. Stir in milk, salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Serve hot with toppings of your choice (see Notes). 
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Top grits with any sauce, stew or stir-fry and a sprinkle of cheese.
  • Try grits topped with milk, fruit and chopped nuts for breakfast.
  • For creamier grits, use 2 cups broth and 2 cups low-fat milk.
  • For cheesy grits, stir in 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese at the end of cooking.
  • Enjoy leftover grits: Refrigerate grits in a cup. When solid, remove and cut into 1/2-inch rounds. In a lightly greased skillet on medium heat, cook slices until golden brown on each side. Serve as a side dish with eggs, sautéed greens or any meat, fish or poultry.
Photo of Stovetop Creamy Grits
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts: View Label