Instant Pot Cheesy Sausage Grits

Instant Pot Cheesy Sausage Grits – seriously THE BEST grits ever! Even grits haters will LOVE these easy grits. Super quick & easy to make in the electric pressure cooker. Sausage, chicken broth, milk, Ranch seasoning, garlic powder, cheddar cheese. Great for a quick weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Just add biscuits, eggs, and fruit! #glutenfree #instantpot #sausage #breakfast #grits

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Easy Instant Pot Grits and Sausage

We’re firing up the Instant Pot for these Cheesy Sausage Grits. These grits are AH-MAZ-ING! Seriously delicious! If you’ve never eaten grits, this is the recipe to start with. You will instantly fall in love with them. I promise!! I have never really been a big grits fan, but throw some sausage and cheese in them and I can’t stop eating them! The best part is that they only take a few minutes to make in your trusty Instant Pot.

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How to Cook Grits in the Instant Pot

These grits are super easy to make. Start with the Instant Pot on Sauté mode. Cook the sausage until it is no longer pink. Make sure to break up the sausage while it is cooking. Next, add a little liquid to the insert and scrape up all the browned bits on the bottom of the insert. That will prevent you from getting a BURN notice. Add the grits and the remaining liquid and cover the Instant Pot. Cook until the grits are tender. Release the pressure and stir in the cheese and a little milk.

  • You need to use Stone Ground Grits.  NOT quick cook or instant. STONE GROUND GRITS. They should be near the other types of grits at the grocery store.
  • Just DON’T USE INSTANT OR QUICK COOK GRITS!!!
  • I used Jimmy Dean Sausage. Feel free to use any brand or any flavor.
  • You can use any cheese that you prefer. I used cheddar.
  • Are grits gluten-free? Yes! Make sure to use a gluten-free sausage.
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What to Serve with Grits

We absolutely LOVE these grits. We’ve made this recipe several times, and it is always a hit. These grits are GREAT for a quick weekday breakfast. lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Just add some biscuits, eggs, and fruit, and you are set!

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Instant Pot Cheesy Sausage Grits

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Instant Pot Cheesy Sausage Grits – seriously THE BEST grits ever! Even grits haters will LOVE these easy grits. Super quick & easy to make in the electric pressure cooker. Sausage, chicken broth, milk, Ranch seasoning, garlic powder, cheddar cheese. Great for a quick weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Just add biscuits, eggs, and fruit! #ad #instantpot #sausage #breakfast #grits

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-oz) package breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 2 Tbsp dry Ranch dressing mix
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • Turn Instant Pot on Sauté setting. Cook Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage until no longer pink, breaking up sausage as it cooks.
  • Turn Instant Pot off. Add a little of the chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the Instant Pot to avoid getting a BURN notice. Stir in stone ground grits, remaining chicken broth, 1/2 cup milk, Ranch seasoning and garlic power.
  • Close lid, lock pot, select “Manual” or "High Pressure" setting and 10 minutes cooking time. Preform a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then release quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Check seasoning and add salt and/or pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

Steph

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    1. All serving sizes are listed above the recipe – right above the photo to the left of the print button. This recipe should serve about 6 as a main dish

    1. The only thing I can think of is the milk might be burning in your IP. You can try adding all the milk after the grits have cooked. I haven't had this problem, so this is my best guess.

  1. Can eggs be added in ? If so would they need to be cooked/scrambled in a separate pan and added in to the Instant Pot after the grits are cooked ?

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