This recipe is amazing...BUT I think 2 cups of cheese is way too much. After making this a few times, I've cut the cheese down to 3/4 cup. I also prefer smoked Gouda (although cheddar is still tasty :). Finally, it's probably obvious from the recipe, but make sure you coarsely chop the bacon before you saute it! The first time I made this recipe, I cooked the bacon first and then crumbled it. The grits weren't nearly as tasty :)
Cheesy Shrimp and Grits
janeliza11 Posted: 02/17/10
JLeigh Posted: 01/14/09
I have prepared this 4 times now, once for 2, once for 4, once for 12 and now I am taking it to a pot luck. It is awesome!
GinnieHand01 Posted: 11/01/09
I've found many good recipes on the internet but this is the first time I've ever taken the time to write a review. This is one of the best dishes my husband and I have ever made. I never thought I cared much for grits but this recipe changed my mind. I highly recommend it!
DebWms414 Posted: 09/25/09
This is the best Shrimp & Grits recipe ever. I know someone that won the Shrimp & Grits Contest on Jekyll Island, Georgia with this recipe. I make it often, and it is great to prepare for guest. It's great with a tossed salad and garlic toast.
ShaninKy Posted: 01/09/10
This is the best stove-top recipe I have ever tried. I have a high failure rate trying out entrees that are cooked on the stove (as opposed to baked, casseroles, etc.), but I feel like a professional cook after my great success with this dish on the first try! And, it only took 30 min to prepare from start to finish. Delicious and easy, even for a terrible cook like me!!
keylimejet Posted: 09/12/10
This really is easy and delicious, and I'm not a great cook. Someone else said the 2 cups of cheddar was too much, but I like it! So far I've used the really good stone-ground yellow grits that I bought on vacation in Charleston, SC this summer, but I'm sure the recipe is good with regular grits too. I didn't have any Worcestershire, but I thought it was fine without.
Saecca Posted: 01/16/13
Easy, good meal! Came together in a flash! Only sub I did was use turkey bacon. The grits were amazing!
kellergirl Posted: 12/20/12
Wonderful weeknight meal; fast and flavorful. The whole family loved it. I would try the grits again with smoked gouda as one other reviewer suggested. I think you could serve the shrimp on polenta, rice, orzo or any grain you choose. This got added to our "definitely" make again list. We had a citrus salad which was a nice contrast.
Gluten4Punshmnt Posted: 10/20/12
my first attempt, I overcooked the shrimp and it turned out a little chewy. Next time I will start the garlic, onion, parsley mixture first, then add the shrimp and a half cup of white wine and simmer until done. Worcestershire and lime juice last. I agree with the smaller amount of smoked gouda suggestion. This is a real rib sticker already with all the bacon grease and butter. I will definitely try this again. It was really good in spite of my errors.
emloumar Posted: 11/24/12
This was amazing! I made almost exactly as is except that I cooked after I had added the last 4 ingredients to the pan so that I did not overcook them. I will definitely be making this again sometime. This recipe is simple, delicious, and I would recommend it to anyone.
MaynaJ Posted: 10/12/12
My boyfriend and I tried this recipe last week. I love Shrimp and Grits and it is one of my favorite Southern dishes. We found the recipe is really easy to navigate and we made one of the best Shrimp and Grits dish. It was very cheesy, creamy and tasty. We definitely will make it again. Thank you!