Savory Shrimp and Grits

Savory Shrimp and Grits

If you’re craving a taste of the South, look no further than this delectable Savory Shrimp and Grits recipe. With its rich flavors and creamy textures, it’s a dish that’s sure to impress both family and friends. Whether you’re planning a special dinner or simply indulging in a comfort food craving, this recipe is a winner.


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


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Gradually whisk in the grits and reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes or until the grits are thick and creamy.
  2. While the grits are cooking, season the shrimp with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
  3. In the same skillet, add the olive oil and butter. Add the shrimp and minced garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the shrimp turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Return the cooked bacon to the skillet. Add the chicken broth and heavy cream, stirring to combine. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  6. Serve the creamy grits in bowls, topped with the shrimp and the bacon cheese sauce. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves 4

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this Savory Shrimp and Grits recipe. Creamy grits, tender shrimp, and a cheesy bacon sauce combine to create a mouthwatering Southern classic.

Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 480 | Fat 28g | Carbohydrates 34g | Protein 23g

Whether it’s a cozy weekend brunch or a special occasion dinner, Savory Shrimp and Grits will always hit the spot. The combination of creamy grits, succulent shrimp, and that irresistible bacon and cheese sauce is a taste of Southern heaven. Try it today and savor the flavors of the South right in your own kitchen.

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