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Sausage and Cheese Grits: Instant Pot Recipe

Fire up the pressure cooker with this Cheesy Sausage Grits instant pot breakfast recipe. With Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage and sharp cheddar, you'll have your morning made in minutes.


Recipe courtesy of Plain Chicken


  • 1 package Regular Premium Pork Sausage

  • 1 cup stone ground grits

  • 2- 1/2 cup chicken broth or water

  • 1- 1/2 cup milk, divided

  • 2 tablespoons dry Ranch dressing mix

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Turn Instant Pot on Sauté setting. Cook Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage until no longer pink, breaking up sausage as it cooks.

  2. Turn Instant Pot off. Stir in stone ground grits, chicken broth, 1 cup milk, Ranch seasoning and garlic powder.

  3. Close lid, lock pot, select "Manual" setting and 10 minutes cooking time. Perform a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then release quick release any remaining pressure.

  4. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Check seasoning and add salt and/or pepper to taste.

  5. Serve immediately.