Community Recipe
from [robinarroyave]

Quick Creole Shrimp and Grits

Calories 411 (24% from fat); Fat 10.9g (sat 6g, mono 0.3g, poly 0.7g); Protein 34.6g; Carb 42.5g; Fiber 2.1g; Chol 221mg; Iron 5.9mg; Sodium 1,225mg; Calc 206mg

  • Yield: 5 servings ( Serving Size: about 3/4 cup grits and 1 cup shrimp mixture )


  • cooking spray
  • 2 cup(s) green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 (14 1/2) can(s) petite diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil
  • 4 slice(s) cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Creole seasoning
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 2/3 cup(s) fat-free milk
  • 2 cup(s) fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup(s) uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 1 tablespoon(s) light butter
  • 3/4 cup(s) light cream cheese


Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chopped pepper; saute 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, bacon, and Creole seasoning; cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp, and cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done.

Combine milk and broth in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in grits; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer; uncovered, 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in butter and cream cheese until melted. Serve shrimp mixture over grits.

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