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shrimp and grits

Easy Shrimp and Grits Recipe

This Shrimp and Grits Recipe is easy and so comforting! Pile on the cheese in the grits and feel free to add more bacon!!!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Southern
Keyword how to make shrimp and grits, shrimp and grits, shrimp and grits recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 717kcal
Author Lauren


for the shrimp-

  • 5 slices hickory smoked bacon sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lb. peeled & deveined shrimp small size; 51-60 ct.
  • salt & pepper to taste

for the grits-

  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups grits not quick cooking!!!
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups medium cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup real parmesan cheese grated
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish if desired


  • Start by cooking the grits- bring chicken broth to rolling boil in large pot. Whisk in grits, salt and pepper and reduce heat to medium and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • While the grits are cooking, preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté bacon and onions together until bacon starts to crisp and onions have browned, 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, shrimp, salt and pepper. Stir another 3 minutes until shrimp are bright pink and thoroughly cooked. Remove from heat.
  • Finish grits by melting in butter and cheeses. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Spoon grits into bowl and top with shrimp mixture. Top with parsley. Serve immediately.


Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 367mg | Sodium: 2553mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 27.5mg | Calcium: 568mg | Iron: 4.1mg