Easy Shrimp and Grits

Easy Shrimp and Grits

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious Southern-inspired dish, look no further than our Easy Shrimp and Grits recipe. This classic combination of creamy grits and savory shrimp will transport your taste buds straight to the heart of the South.


  • 1 cup of stone-ground grits
  • 1 pound of fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir in the grits and reduce the heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20-25 minutes or until the grits are creamy and tender.
  3. Stir in the heavy cream, cheddar cheese, and butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
  5. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque.
  6. Serve the creamy grits in bowls, top with the sautéed shrimp, crumbled bacon, and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves 4

Our Easy Shrimp and Grits recipe is a perfect blend of creamy and savory. The creamy, cheesy grits complement the perfectly sautéed shrimp, making this dish a true Southern delight.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 460, Fat 22g, Protein 22g, Carbohydrates 40g.

If you’re in the mood for a comforting and easy-to-make meal, Easy Shrimp and Grits is the way to go. It’s a dish that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and it’s bound to become a family favorite. The creamy grits, the succulent shrimp, and the hint of bacon make for a memorable combination that’s both hearty and delicious. Give this recipe a try, and you’ll have a taste of the South right in your own home.

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