Instant Pot Cheese Grits | In Johnna's Kitchen

Instant Pot Cheese Grits (gluten-free, dairy-free option)

Author Johnna


  • 3/4 cup water , placed in the bottom of the Instant Pot
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable stock (be certain it is gluten-free)
  • 1 cup coarse ground grits (I recommend Anson Mills)
  • 2 Tablespoons Earth Balance vegan butter substitute or butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (or Daiya shreds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Additional salt , pepper and shredded cheese for topping, if desired


  1. Place 3/4 cup of water in the Instant Pot. Make certain the trivet is in place.
  2. In a small bowl or pan (I use an 8-cup stainless steel bowl), combine 1 1/2 cups water, vegetable stock, grits and Earth Balance or butter. Stir well to combine.
  3. Place the bowl atop the trivet in the Instant Pot. Seal the Instant Pot.
  4. Set the timer for 15 minutes at high pressure.
  5. It will take a few minutes to come to pressure, then the 15 minute timer will start working. When the 15 minutes is up, allow the pressure to release on its own, do not do a manual pressure release.
  6. Remove the lid once the pressure has released. Carefully remove the bowl from the Instant Pot. Stir the grits well.
  7. Last, stir in the cheese, pepper and salt. Serve immediately.
  8. Enjoy!