4 servings (serving size: 1 cup grits and 1 1/4 cups shrimp mixture)

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add bell peppers; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes; cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes. Stir in green onions; keep warm.

Step 2

Combine milk and broth in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and stir in grits. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and cook for 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese. Serve shrimp mixture over grits.

Ratings & Reviews

Debmatz's Review

August 22, 2013
We really love this recipe. Delicious cheesy grits. I omit the Canadian bacon and decrease the amount of shrimp - increase the peppers.

stellacorona's Review

April 15, 2013
this was great !!! my 'go to' shrimp and grits. would be perfect for company. used ham, but not sure if any pork products needed. might try hormel bacon bits.....grits were extra special with the milk and broth !! (i love grits!!) have passed this recipe on to quite a few friends. leftovers were great too. couldn't wait to eat them!!!!

GayleR's Review

February 02, 2013
Delicious and easy. I forgot to buy Canadian bacon and used 2 slices regular bacon instead. I used a 15-ounce can diced tomatoes and chiles (instead of 10-ounce), so it was extra spicy; I also used less shrimp than specified because that was what I had on hand. I used a mixture of yellow, red, and green pepper strips.

LauryPflaum's Review

March 16, 2011
So good. This doesn't even taste "light'!

lulijmu's Review

February 14, 2011
Delicious!! Very easy and hard to believe it was light.

EllenDeller's Review

December 26, 2009
Fantastic recipe--easy and delicious. I used precooked shrimp, so I just added them at the end and turned the stove off so they'd heat but not cook. My only change was to add some garlic and red pepper flakes to the pepper mixture. This dish makes a beautiful presentation as well. I served with cornbread and a green salad with apples and pomegranate seeds in a raspberry viniagrette. Serving size is fine, though big eaters might want two servings.

kaidibug's Review

November 16, 2008
I added garlic/salt/crushed red pepper to the grits prior to adding the cheese, but other than that no substitutions. Halved the servings as a side dish to a cajun seasoned NY Strip Steak for a cajun themed surf and turf dinner. Fantastic (gourmet!) dinner; one of the best I have ever made. I can't wait to make this one again.