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A quick Shrimp and Grits recipe for weekday meals. This simple dinner idea is full of flavor. OH So Easy Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits

Creamy, cheesy, and buttery grits are topped with tender shrimp and salty bacon in this easy weekday dinner recipe.
Course any meal, dinner
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cheese, grits, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 541kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup whipping cream or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 cup quick cooking grits not instant
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 6 slices bacon crumbled
  • Chopped green onions optional


  • Boil shrimp 90 seconds to 1 minute or until done. (Perfectly cooked shrimp curl to form a 'C'. Overcooked shrimp form an 'O'.) peel, sprinkle with red pepper and paprika and set aside.
  • Cook bacon then chop.
  • Bring broth, cream, butter and the salt to a boil.
  • Stir in the grits and reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook, whisking 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Stir in cheese and garlic, cook 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
  • Spoon the grits into bowls and top with shrimp, bacon, and green onions.


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Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 299mg | Sodium: 1751mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1090IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 3mg