Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

this is a basic grits recipe that i use when making a baked grits dish. there's no whisking and the grits don't get lumpy.


  1. place all ingredients in a microwaveable 2 qt casserole.
  2. cook on hi for 15 minutes.
  3. add butter and cheese if desired, or use in your favorite grits casserole dish.


Most Helpful

Wonderful, easy way to cook grits! They turned out perfectly. however, be SURE to cook them UNCOVERED. If you cover them. they will bubble over onto your turntable and make a big mess. I will be using this recipe often, as my family loves grits.

BeachGirl April 05, 2003

These were great -- my husband isn't a big grits fan, but loved them -- and I also loved how simple they were to make. My only changes were that I added a little butter and some garlic and seasoning at the start, and ended up microwaving it a few extra minutes before adding cheese as it seemed a bit liquidy. However, it firmed up a lot after a few minutes, so that probably wasn't necessary! Thanks for a great recipe (and thanks, too, to Beachgirl -- I didn't use a lid :) and had no problems).

quantumgirl September 13, 2005

Way too much water. 2 to 3 cups of water at most. 5 cups made grit soup.

Anonymous May 24, 2015

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