This is a grits recipe, so that would confirm that I like Southern food. I am not ashamed for liking grits. If you have tried them and do not like them, that is okay. If you have not tried them, then by all means, give this recipe a try. If you like polenta, but hate grits, I’m confused. The key to getting good grits is to use stone ground grits. Avoid the quick looking or instant versions. They do not belong in this recipe.
Stone ground grits and smoked gouda cheese! The perfect mix to making this a staple southern side dish in our home.
I saw this recipe over at Plain Chicken, and I knew this would become a side dish in our house. I love stone ground grits, but they do require a lot of love an attention on the stove. This version is in the slow cooker which will do most of the work for you.
Slow Cooker Smoked Gouda Grits
- 1 1/2 cups stone ground grits washed and rinsed (do not use instant or quick cook grits)
- 6 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
- 1/2 t onion powder
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- 2 cups grated smoked gouda cheese
- salt to taste
- Combine the grits, broth, onion powder, garlic powder in a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.
- Once the grits are ready, add the gouda cheese and salt if needed. Stir to combine.
- Enjoy as is, or add you favorite toppings.