Pumpkin Pie Spiced Grits

Two things you must know about this recipe: (1) Fall is not over for a few weeks, so pumpkin flavored foods are still acceptable! (2) It can be made in the Instant Pot for extra convenience!  Pumpkin Pie Spiced Grits are a truly satisfying side dish for late fall…or any of the cold months!  This recipe uses gouda for an extra creamy, rich, and satisfying flavor!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1-1/2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Old-fashioned grits (not quick/instant grits)
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup Pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp Member’s Mark™ Sea Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Member’s Mark™ Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup Gouda cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp Member’s Mark™ Pumpkin Pie Spice


  • Set Instant Pot to sauté function and heat butter.
  • Add grits and mix well, allowing grits to lightly toast until fragrant. Approx. 1-2 minutes while stirring/sautéing.
  • Switch Instant Pot off and add water, cream, pumpkin, Member’s Mark™ Sea Salt, Member’s Mark™ Garlic Powder, and Member’s Mark™ Pumpkin Pie Spice. Set to 10 minutes on HIGH pressure and seal lid.
  • Once the pot beeps, allow the pot to sit for 10-15 minutes to depressurize naturally. If lid is still pressurized after 15 minutes, flip the valve to quick release remaining pressure. Remove lid and stir well (it will look very liquid-y at first) then fold in cheese and season with any extra Member’s Mark™ Sea Salt, Member’s Mark™ Garlic Powder, and Spice Islands® Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste.


Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, comfort food, fall, grits, holiday, Instant Pot, pumpkin, side, winter

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