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Instant Pot Eggs and Grits in Mason Jars

Instant Pot eggs and grits will become a brunch staple in your house. Cheesy corn grits cooked in mason jars are topped with a creamy, poached egg.
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 7 people
Calories 251kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 ¼ cups corn grits
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded smoked cheddar
  • 7 ½ pint Mason jars
  • 7 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions or fresh chives optional


  • Combine the broth, milk, corn grits and melted butter in a medium mixing bowl. Cover and allow the grits to soak for at least two hours, up to eight hours.
  • Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to the grits. Spoon the soaked grits into the Mason jars. Do not fill the jars more than 2/3 full.
  • Add one cup of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Set a trivet inside. Arrange the filled jars on the trivet.
  • Seal the lid on the Instant Pot. Select the MANUAL setting and set the time for 20 minutes. Afterwards, let the pressure release naturally for five minutes, then manually release the rest of the pressure.
  • Check the water level in the bottom of the Instant Pot and add more water as needed to maintain at least one cup.
  • Carefully crack one egg into each jar. Replace the lid of the Instant Pot and seal. Select MANUAL again and set the time to 0 for egg whites that are just set and a runny yolk. For more well-done eggs, add an additional minute to the cooking time. More than three minutes will result in hard-boiled eggs.
  • As soon as the time is up, immediately release the pressure manually.
  • Garnish with salt, pepper and diced green onions or chives. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1jar | Calories: 251kcal | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 7.6g | Cholesterol: 230mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 0.8g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1.1mg