Cheesy Shrimp and Grits


Cheesy grits and shrimp.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 4 cups water

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup stone-ground grits

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot over high heat. Add salt and pepper. Stir in grits; reduce heat and let simmer until water is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Cheddar cheese and butter. Cover and set aside.

  2. Rinse shrimp and pat dry.

  3. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

  4. Heat remaining bacon grease in the skillet over medium heat. Cook shrimp until bright pink on the outside and opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Add bacon, scallions, parsley, garlic, and lemon juice; cook for 3 minutes.

  5. Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture and mix well. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
26g Fat
23g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 705mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 379mg 29%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 306mg 7%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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