Homemade Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp 'n' Grits

Homemade Shrimp and 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 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Cajun
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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