Shrimp 'n' Grits

Shrimp 'n' Grits

This humble Cajun classic has a place in your recipe box, whether you serve it up for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup quick cook grits
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 cups cheddar, grated
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Bring broth to a boil over medium-high heat then stir in grits. Return to boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Stirring occasionally, cook until it's reached your ideal thickness, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in butter, cheese, and seasonings. Cover and set aside.
  • Cook bacon until crisp, remove from pan.
  • Cook shrimp in the same pan the bacon was in over medium-high heat until the shrimp is almost pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce and cook until shrimp is pink, another minute or two.
  • Stir in bacon until evenly mixed.
  • Divide grits into 4 shallow bowls and serve with shrimp mix on top, sprinkled with green onions.


For an extra Cajun twist, try swapping the bacon out for tasso or andouille.

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