Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Makes 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring milk and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually whisk in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened.

Step 2

Meanwhile, sprinkle Creole seasoning over shrimp. Sauté garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 30 seconds. Add shrimp, and sauté 3 minutes or until shrimp are almost pink. Add green onions and next 3 ingredients, and sauté 3 minutes.

Step 3

Stir potatoes and next 4 ingredients into grits. Serve shrimp mixture over sweet potato grits.

Ratings & Reviews

hanpicked8's Review

October 22, 2014
The best thing about this recipe is how quickly it comes together in combination with how complex the flavor is. It's that time of year where I have canned pumpkin on hand, so I followed the advice of another reviewer and used that instead of sweet potato. Delicious! Highly recommend for an adventurous, but quick, weeknight meal!

Sarahsweird's Review

January 14, 2014

KETabb's Review

October 30, 2013

sheraphics's Review

May 21, 2013
Delicious, sweet potato gives a totally different taste.

Linda0715's Review

October 01, 2012
This was delicious! The sweet potatoes added a great flavor to the grits. I used sharp cheddar iinstead of Gouda (personal cheese preference), and also added one finely diced jalepeno to the shrimp while cooking. I will definitely be making this again. It was SO good!! I have also made this substituting canned pumpkin for the sweet potato (using the same amount called for), and we liked it even better than with the sweet potato.

telex174's Review

September 25, 2012
Made this last night and it was AMAZING! Looked gorgeous on the plate, too!

wildjoy's Review

September 20, 2012
Delicious! We had it for dinner tonight and loved it. It was more spicy than I expected, but not overwhelmingly so. The sweet potatoes were a nice addition to the creamy grits, which were a lovely balance with the spicy shrimp. The only complaint I heard from my family was that there wasn't more. Good thing they didn't find the portion I hid in the back of the fridge to take to work tomorrow for lunch......