Cajun Garlic Shrimp and Grits Recipe

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Rosalyn Published: July 12, 2021 Modified: July 27, 2021
Cajun Garlic Shrimp and Grits Recipe

How To Make Cajun Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Looking for a simple and easy dinner fix? Then, this delicious cajun shrimp and grits made with spices, crisp bacon, and quick grits is your match.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • ½lbbacon,chopped
  • 1lblarge shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 1tbspcajun seasoning
  • 3garlic cloves,minced

For Grits:

  • 2cupswater
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 1cupmilk
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1cupquick grits


  1. In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat, cook the bacon until desired crispness. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate.

  2. Add the shrimp to the skillet and sprinkle with cajun seasoning. Add garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the shrimp is no longer pink.


  1. Add the water, butter, milk, and salt to a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and slowly add in the grits.

  2. Stir for about 5 minutes until the grits are thick and bubbly.

  3. Serve with the cajun garlic shrimp.


  • Calories: 530.64kcal
  • Fat: 29.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.97g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.47g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.00g
  • Fiber: 1.97g
  • Sugar: 3.91g
  • Protein: 27.77g
  • Cholesterol: 194.04mg
  • Sodium: 1049.61mg
  • Calcium: 154.00mg
  • Potassium: 393.31mg
  • Iron: 2.11mg
  • Vitamin A: 121.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.83mg
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