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What Are Grits?

Grits is the term for any coarsely ground grains such as corn, oats, or barley.
By Nadia Hassani

Spicy Shrimp and Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 246
Quick and easy! This one will be loved by the whole family; it is a constant favorite in my house!

Garlic Cheese Grits with Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 152
This is my version of a South Carolina coastal specialty. It will make a grits lover out of anyone!

Breakfast Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
If you've never tried haven't lived!
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Cheesy Baked Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
I had this at a party at a colleague's house. I've loved cheese grits for years, but these are by far the best I've ever had.

Sausage Cheese Grits

Rating: 5 stars 56
This is a great, flavorful way to prepare grits. You can also use mild sausage and less or no hot sauce if you prefer not to have the extra spice. This can also be prepared up to the baking stage, and refrigerated or frozen until ready to finish.

Southern Grits Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 265
If you're from the South you will definitely love this recipe, which includes grits, eggs, sausage, and cheese. When I cook it, I place it in the slow cooker to stay warm. There is nothing worse than cold grits.
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Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 75
This is a quick, delicious recipe that showcases shrimp AND grits at their best. I have had equally good results using fresh and frozen shrimp.

Panhandle Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
What's more Southern than grits? My own version of a dish that is a house specialty at a restaurant in the Florida Panhandle. I've tweaked the original recipe, and I think this version is even better than the original! You can use either yellow or white grits, but the yellow ones make a more attractive presentation.

Garlic Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
I love grits, which is strange since I was raised in Wisconsin. My husband on the other hand hates them and he was raised in the south. He however loves these garlicky, cheesy grits. This is a great dish to serve with barbequed ribs or chicken
By Maggie Lynch

Kathie's Grits Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
This is a wonderful casserole that everyone will love, grits lovers and non-grits lovers alike. It's perfect for a brunch! Feel free to add more garlic powder to taste.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Shrimp and Grits
Rating: Unrated 342
Shrimp and grits is a very simple recipe, but make sure you have everything ready before you start cooking the shrimp. They only take a few minutes to sauté, so you don't have time to run and chop scallions or juice a lemon. Once everything is assembled, this recipe is a snap. To make things even easier, you can make the grits a bit ahead since they stay hot a very long time.
Cheesy Shrimp and Grits
Rating: 5 stars 9

Cheesy grits and shrimp.