Makes 4 servings

This quick and easy shrimp and grits recipe will wow your family as a weeknight meal or impress guests at a dinner party. The vein of the shrimp runs along the back of the shrimp, just below the surface, and is actually the digestive tract. It won't cause you harm to eat, but can taste gritty (and you definitely don't want that), so it's best to remove it. To see how to do so, click here

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring chicken broth to a boil over medium-high heat; stir in grits. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in salt and next 3 ingredients. Set aside, and keep warm.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon from pan.

Step 3

Cook shrimp in same pan over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until almost pink, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice and next 4 ingredients, and cook 3 minutes. Stir in bacon.

Step 4

Spoon grits onto individual plates or into shallow bowls; top with shrimp mixture. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

If I can make this ... you can make this !!! 5 STARS

June 27, 2017
Ok ... I can't believe I made this meal .... Freaking Delicious... and I'm saying that !!!! They loved it

More please!

July 28, 2017
My sister made this for my last day visiting her. They were the best tasting grits (and shrimp) that I've ever had. EVER! 

So good and easy!

September 01, 2017
Didn't use bacon because hubby is vegetarian but it was still great! 30 min including asparagus.

Winner winner!

September 17, 2017
My hubby is crazy for Shrimp and Grits and always orders it when offered wherever we eat out. So I knew when I saw this recipe I'd have to make it for him. It did not disappoint ! His eyes rolled back and I knew I had a winner! This will become one of those recipes I will keep forever and make often. Thank you for sharing!

Great recipe but..

June 21, 2018
I LOVE this recipe but don’t add salt or pepper. I find it to be too salty since the cheese, bacon, and onions are all salty.

foodlover63's Review

March 04, 2013

Gluten4Punshmnt's Review

October 20, 2012
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.

mataylor1967's Review

July 28, 2013

ErinEli's Review

August 17, 2014

janeliza11's Review

February 17, 2010
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 :)