Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Shrimp and Grits Recipe

How To Make Shrimp and Grits

This combination of shrimp and grits provide a satisfying salty and briny flavor. Use meaty pieces of shrimp to provide a nice backdrop to cheese.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4bacon,slices, chopped
  • cuponion,diced
  • cupgreen bell pepper,diced
  • 1lbshrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 1tspold bay seasoning
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • 1tbsplemon juice,fresh
  • 2tbspparsley,fresh, chopped

For Cheese Grits:

  • 2cupschicken broth
  • 2cupswater
  • cupscheddar cheese,shredded
  • ¼cup¼ cup butter
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • 1cupgrits


  1. Bring water, chicken broth, and garlic powder to a boil in a medium pot. Add grits and cook for 18 to 20 minutes or thick and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and butter until melted.

  2. Meanwhile, chop bacon. Fry in a medium-sized pan until crispy. Remove from pan leaving drippings in the pan.

  3. Saute onions in the bacon grease for 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly softened. Add bell peppers and cook until tender, about 3 minutes more. Remove the peppers and onions from the pan and set aside.

  4. Toss the shrimp with garlic powder and Old Bay seasoning. Cook in the pan for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Add onion mixture back in along with lemon juice and parsley.

  5. Serve shrimp mixture overtop of grits. Garnish with crumbled bacon, parsley, and lemon wedges. 


  • Calories: 469.80kcal
  • Fat: 28.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.74g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.78g
  • Fiber: 1.61g
  • Sugar: 2.37g
  • Protein: 25.07g
  • Cholesterol: 164.41mg
  • Sodium: 888.97mg
  • Calcium: 280.29mg
  • Potassium: 316.69mg
  • Iron: 1.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 202.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.18mg
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