Shrimp, Sausage, And Grits Recipe

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Marie February 15, 2021

How To Make Shrimp, Sausage, And Grits

Savory with a hint of zing and spice, this stir-fried shrimp and sausage is paired with a serving of grits makes the perfect combination of comfort food,

Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 3cupswhole milk
  • 3cupsheavy cream
  • 1cupwhite corn grit
  • 2tspsalt,divided
  • 1tspblack pepper,divided
  • 3tbspbutter,unsalted
  • ½cupcheddar cheese,shredded
  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1medium white onion,minced
  • 1yellow bell pepper,diced
  • 1medium red bell pepper,diced
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1lbandouille sausage,sliced
  • 1pinchcayenne pepper,plus more to taste
  • 1cupchicken stock
  • 1lblarge raw shrimp,peeled, deveined
  • 1pinchcayenne pepper,plus more to taste
  • scallion,sliced, for serving, optional


  1. In a medium pot, stir together the milk and heavy cream over medium-high heat.

  2. Bring to a boil.

  3. Slowly whisk the grits into the pot. When the mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low.

  4. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.

  5. Continue whisking the grits frequently for 10 to 15 minutes until the mixture thickened.

  6. Remove the grits from the heat. Add the butter and cheddar cheese, and whisk to incorporate. Set aside.

  7. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.

  8. Add the onions, peppers, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes until the onions and peppers have softened.

  9. Add the sausage. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes until cooked through.

  10. Slowly add the chicken stock. Stir until well-incorporated.

  11. Add the shrimp. Cook for about 3 minutes until pink in color.

  12. Add the cayenne, the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, and the remaining ½ teaspoon of black pepper.

  13. Add additional cayenne pepper, if desired.

  14. Remove from the heat and spoon the sausage and shrimp mixture over the grits.

  15. Sprinkle scallions on top, if desired.

  16. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 989.11kcal
  • Fat: 85.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 43.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.40g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.98g
  • Fiber: 1.85g
  • Sugar: 12.60g
  • Protein: 35.92g
  • Cholesterol: 368.48mg
  • Sodium: 1282.08mg
  • Calcium: 363.52mg
  • Potassium: 852.12mg
  • Iron: 1.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 668.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 86.45mg
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