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How to make Crock Pot Cheese Grits {Loaded}

This crock pot cheese grits recipe is the best side dish for any family dinner. Pull your slow cooker out and start making this delicious recipe.

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Oh, I love cheese grits.  I guess you do to because you clicked on this recipe! 🙂  I don’t usually eat these for breakfast, but for dinner!  They are so yummy with pork or ham and this recipe for southern slow cooker cheese grits won’t disappoint.  I grew up eating these and now I make them for my kids.

Overhead view of bowl with cheese grits topped with bacon, tomatoes and green onions

How to make Crock Pot Cheese Grits Recipe

Grits are a really good and inexpensive food.  If you’ve never tried them, you’re missing out.  They’re located in the breakfast section, near the oatmeal.  I’m not a huge fan of plain grits, but cheesy grits are FANTASTIC.  

Make them loaded and they are to die for!  I love the taste that the pepper and Tabasco leaves.  Mix in all those toppings in together and it’s delicious and filling.

cheese grits with bacon, tomatoes, shredded yellow cheese and green onions

I love using my slow cooker and get it out a few times a week. Most the time I cook the main part of my meal, the protein, in the crock pot, but this is a good side dish that you can throw in.

Ingredients to make Easy Crock Pot Cheese Grits

  • Instant grits – NOT stone ground grits!
  • Cheddar cheese- shredded- Sharp cheddar cheese works well.
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Buttermilk
  • Water
  • Tabasco sauce or the hot sauce of your choice
  • Toppings- sliced green onions, cooked bacon crumbles, chopped tomatoes, extra shredded cheese
cheese grits with bacon, tomatoes, shredded yellow cheese and green onions

How to make Slow Cooker Cheese Grits

Step 1

Spray slow cooker with cooking spray and add grits, buttermilk, cheese, salt, black pepper, water and Tabasco to slow cooker.

Step 2

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until there is no more liquid. You may want to stir occasionally.

Step 3

Add cooked bacon, chopped tomatoes, green onions, and extra shredded cheese to top of this delicious recipe.

Tip 1

Add your bacon to the air fryer or cook it in the oven to make preparing this dish even easier.

Overhead view of bowl with cheese grits topped with bacon, tomatoes and green onions

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Slow Cooker Loaded Cheese Grits

These slow cooker loaded cheese grits are the best side for any dinner and the recipe is super simple! Not a lot of work for a something so flavorful.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, crock pot, grits, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grits
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 cups water
  • 5 shakes of Tabasco sauce

Instructions

  • Add grits, buttermilk, cheese, salt, pepper, water and Tabasco to slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until there is no more liquid.
  • Add cooked bacon, chopped tomatoes, green onions, and extra shredded cheese to top of this delicious recipe.
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