6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup shrimp mixture, 2/3 cup grits, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 2 teaspoons green onions)

Shrimp and grits, sometimes called "breakfast shrimp," tastes great for lunch or dinner. Start with frozen bell pepper and onion, as well as prepeeled and deveined shrimp, to minimize prep time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients; set aside.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic to drippings in pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in shrimp mixture, broth, and 1/4 cup green onions; cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring frequently.

Step 3

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually add grits, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, for 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in butter and salt. Serve shrimp mixture over grits; sprinkle with cheese and remaining green onions.

Ratings & Reviews

AndreaK571's Review

January 22, 2014
I made this dish last night and was completely underwhelmed. It was bland and boring, even when I added additional seasonings (e.g. chili lime powder) to make it more flavorful. Based on the reviews, my expectations were far higher than this turned out. We like highly flavorful food and this just didn't cut it.

phillauray's Review

January 21, 2014
True Low Country Grits come from the heart of Charleston, SC. These grits are stone ground and of course will take longer to cook. This will be an ingredient you should ad to your pantry! A 5 lb. sack can go a long way!!! There are so many varieties of this recipe that will tantalize your taste buds.

FrogmoreGirl's Review

January 21, 2014
A little different from my "go to" Shrimp & Grits recipe but very good! I use stone ground grits that must be cooked longer.

Tamobrian's Review

January 04, 2014
My whole family loved this!

tertiusp's Review

August 24, 2013
My husband is still raving about the flavors this morning after we had this for dinner last night. Nice combination.

PauletteinSC's Review

April 30, 2013
Good, solid recipe. Not as decadent as the meal you'd get in a restaurant, but satisfied our craving for shrimp and grits. I used chicken broth and milk for the liquid in the grits, and mixed in a cup of cheese into the grits.

Roma34's Review

March 13, 2013
Best Shrimp Recipe..loved it..

NewProduser9876's Review

March 13, 2013

EllenDeller's Review

January 16, 2013
Very good, even without the tomatoes that some other equally delicious CL recipes use. We had a lean cajun spiced bacon which we doubled, and I think the extra taste was worth the extra calories. I also prefer to use an anaheim pepper rather than a green bell and to stir some cheese (about half as much) into the grits rather than sprinkle it on top. And I use 1/2 chicken stock 1/2 water to make grits. You might also want less stock in the shrimp dish: 3/4 cup is plenty. Served with crusty rolls and a salad.

Littlewing78's Review

November 12, 2012
I read all the reviews and comments and made adjustments to the recipe as suggested. I made the grits with milk and added cheese. The sauce for the shrimp was delish but soupy so I added Wondra quick mixing flour to thicken it to the right consistency. This recipe was quick, easy and ohhhh so good. Good enough for company!!!