Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits is a classic southern dish with a delicious and easy grits recipe topped with a creole shrimp and bacon mixture in just 45 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp, Shrimp and Grits, southern food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 319 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup stone-ground grits
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 stalk celery thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
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  1. Bring the broth, salt and pepper to a boil in a large pot before adding the grits, stirring and cooking for 20-22 minutes or until the water is gone.

  2. Add the bacon to a skillet and cook until crisp then remove from the pan and add the shrimp and creole seasoning to the pan cooking for 1-2 minutes on each side.

  3. Remove the cooked shrimp and add in the garlic, celery and lemon juice cooking for 1 minute before adding the shrimp and bacon back into the pan and stirring to combine.

  4. Serve the shrimp mixture over the grits and garnish with parsley and chives.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Shrimp and Grits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 220mg 73%
Sodium 1527mg 64%
Potassium 337mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 18.9%
Vitamin C 25.4%
Calcium 13.8%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.