Shrimp & Grits Recipe | Yummly
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  • 4 cups water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 6 slices bacon (crumbled)
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 bunch green onions (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium48% DV1140mg
    Fat75% DV49g
    Protein84% DV43g
    Carbs2% DV6g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories630Calories from Fat440
    Total Fat49g75%
    Saturated Fat24g120%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat440
    Total Carbohydrate6g2%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Pam 2 days ago
    Loved it! Even the “I don’t like grits” person in the house liked them loaded with cheese!
    Anita 7 days ago
    Loved it. I added a little worsterschire sauce and swapped out the regular cheddar with smoked cheddar cheese and it was fantastic
    KingRow 21 days ago
    Made it for mother’s day breakfast it was a hit!!!
    Shalonda J. 2 months ago
    First time making shrimp and grits. followed recipe completely. except couldn't find stone ground grits used regular original grits, Quaker Oats. everyone LOVED it. will definitely make again.
    VersatileFoodLover 2 months ago
    Delicious!! Making it for a second time. Doubling the recipe this time.
    Heidi Manner 6 months ago
    Great recipe, reminds me of home! Easy to make, everyone loved it. Made it as is!
    Tasha R. 7 months ago
    Simple and deelish! We used instant grits to make it even easier! Thanks!
    Wanda Jenkins 8 months ago
    Perfect! This recipe was delicious. My family has requested it every week! The shrimp taste was incredible and I am using it for other recipes as well. Yes to bacon!!!! Reasonable preparation time too. You won’t be disappointed
    Tarlee 9 months ago
    It was WONDERFUL! Being from Louisiana, I'm embarrassed to say that I've never tried Shrimp & Grits. Couldn't find stone ground grits so I settled for old fashioned. Pretty much followed everything to a T aside from that. Hubby had his finished WAY before me. Will definitely make AGAIN! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
    Edwards a year ago
    Excellent!! Will make for next dinner party!
    Frederique F. a year ago
    Absolutely delicious! Added some Mascarpone to the grits for extra creaminess.
    Eureca R. a year ago
    It was great, my mother was here visting and never had this dish. loved it.
    Gigi a year ago
    This is the very best version of shrimp and grits ever! The cheese grits were amazing (I did add about 2 tablespoons of room temp cream cheese to the grits though) and the shrimp sautéed in bacon grease elevated this dish way over the top!
    Kumiko B. 2 years ago
    Great recipe!! Lemon juice is nice kick to the flavor :-)
    Daniel Jeter 2 years ago
    My first time making this southern staple, and I wasn’t disappointed!
    Brett 2 years ago
    Didn't modify at all. Turned out great.
    Mandy C. 2 years ago
    Fabulous!! So easy!! So good!! Smelled so good
    Kari Oommen 2 years ago
    I’m not the hugest fan of shrimp & grits but I had both on hand already and it’s a really fast meal. I substituted bacon for andouille sausage. I cooked the corn grits in chicken stock for added flavour. And I also sautéed spinach in with the shrimp for a healthy addition. This is the first shrimp & grits that I would make again.
    Debbie S. 3 years ago
    It t urned out great, everyone raved about it.
    Theloise Ferrell 3 years ago
    It as delicious! I made it for houseguests and they raved about it. Im making it again tonight for dinner guests
    Sherri Auld 3 years ago
    Great recipe! Easy and tasty
    Sarah 3 years ago
    This was great. Doesn't take a ton of time and definitely delicious.
    Tony 3 years ago
    Very good! could half half the grits for the pound of shrimp. quick easy recipe. a little cayenne and this was a hearty meal
    Lorrie M. 4 years ago
    Awesome and creamy coma food! I made this for my husband and he loved it. He said it was a 10 outta 10! it's super rich and filling,
    ed h. 4 years ago
    We have made this several times and we love it. Only difference is we also add our favorite locally made andoui sausage.
    Tyra Ivy I. 4 years ago
    It was amazing! I had family over and I was able to flex my skills with this dish. 😉 Delicious and simple! I'll be making again for sure.
    Asia G. 4 years ago
    This dish was great! My friend and I really enjoyed! Only thing is I used too much cheese, other than that it was delicious!
    Mary McDole 4 years ago
    Good recipe. Be sure to taste the grits to make sure there is another salt and pepper. I added some garlic powder, just because.. Family really enjoyed it and I will for sure be making it again!
    Jill W. 4 years ago
    Excellent dish. A crowd pleaser. The first time I made it I was in South Carolina where I was able to find stone ground grits. But it was delicious with old fashion grits with the added flavor of shredded cheddar cheese.