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Cheesy Grits with Shrimp

Prep time 12 mins
Cook time 6 hrs, 5 mins
Yield Serves: 4


  • 2 cups grits
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 pound cooked, peeled, deveined shrimp (thawed, rinsed, drained and dried well if frozen), tails removed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 619
  • fat 22 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • protein 37 g
  • carbohydrate 66 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 287 mg
  • sodium 757 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine grits, 8 cups water and 1 1/2 tsp. salt in slow cooker and whisk to break up lumps. Cover and cook on low until most of liquid has been absorbed and grits have thickened, about 6 hours. Whisk again to break up any lumps.

  2. Add cream, cheese, butter and hot sauce and stir until cheese has melted. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Place shrimp on top, cover, and cook until shrimp are warmed through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chives; serve immediately.