Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 50 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°. Devein shrimp, if desired.

Step 2

Bring broth and next 2 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in grits, and return to a boil; reduce heat to low, and stir in butter. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Stir together eggs and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot grits mixture into egg mixture; add egg mixture to remaining hot grits mixture, stirring constantly. Stir in shrimp until blended. Pour grits mixture into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

Step 4

Bake at 325º for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until mixture is set. Let stand 10 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

curlyfry95's Review

September 12, 2013
So delicious! I use a combo of red and green bell peppers, add a few minced garlic cloves in the grits, use one can of low sodium chicken broth and the rest water. You only need about half the amount of butter that it calls for. I use Dixie Lily yellow quick grits since it's hard to find regular, and they work great just with less simmering time. I usually add chopped fresh parsley and sometimes crumbled bacon as recommended by a previous reviewer. I like to serve it with a tomato/cucumber/feta salad. Mmmmm, mmmmm, good!

Lorilouise's Review

October 30, 2011
I don't usually rate things, but this was amazing. I made it for a crowd and it was easy to prepare ahead of time (kind of like a casserole). I did substitute the chicken broth for vegetable stock, but otherwise as stated. I will definitely make this again. We had it for a dinner with a beef roast but it would be perfect for a brunch.

DogDays's Review

November 29, 2013

Michellehanks's Review

October 05, 2013

nicolegville's Review

November 14, 2011
fabulous! I added garlic clove crushed, fresh cilantro and parsley, and marinated the shrimp for an hour in sherry, oh yes,2 strips of bacon crumbled! Wonderful brunch!!!! Will make for company at Thanksgiving!!!

Dnorde's Review

November 21, 2013

bmcole760's Review

November 19, 2011
Do you cook the shrimp before putting in the oven? Or leave it raw?

sdbrewer's Review

November 22, 2012
Fantastic recipe! This is perfect for brunch.

FoodieMadi's Review

November 23, 2012

natpless's Review

November 04, 2012
bmcole760, you would leave the shrimp raw. When you mix it with the hot grits, it will begin to cook and, thus, pinken ever so slightly. The shrimp will cook through in the oven. Good luck!