Shrimp over Cheese Grits

Shrimp over Cheese Grits


"Shrimp is sauteed with peppers and sweet onion, and served over a pile of hot cheese grits. I had a variation of this at a local restaurant, added a few things, and made it mine! Garlic bread makes a great side! be sure to have Tabasco on hand to add appropriate spice."


40 m servings 491 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 19.2 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 33.2 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 222 mg
  • 74%
  • Sodium:
  • 534 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the water and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and stir in the grits. When the grits start to thicken, stir in the processed cheese, and simmer, stirring occasionally until grits are thick and ready to eat, about 10 minutes.
  2. While you are waiting on the grits, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the green and red peppers with the onion and garlic. When the grits are almost done, add the shrimp to the saute mixture, and cook for about 5 more minutes, or just until the shrimp is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve the cheese grits with a generous helping of the shrimp saute over them. Add a dash of hot pepper sauce for heat if you like.
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  1. 55 Ratings


Well J.D., I'm happy to be the first to review your recipe! We're from N.J. but we're a grits lovin' family and I must tell you that my kids went HOG WILD over this dish! I'm not into processed ...

I cooked 3 strips of bacon and then sauteed the peppers (used 2 whole), onion and garlic in the drippings, then continued as directed. When i told my husband what I was making he said "Gross!" ...

This was awesome. My husband ate the whole thing in one sitting!! I did add bacon to the onion and pepper saute, which gave a little more flavor. I will definitly make this again!

Awesome! I used quick-cooking grits, and it still turned out great. I cooked some bacon first, then used the same pan, including the bacon grease, to cook the vegetables. What a great additio...

No flavor whatsoever! Even Tabasco wasn't able to help this dish!

This dish was delicious! I made it for the three men in my family and they asked me to make it a standard dish. I didn't have red pepper, so I used a whole gr. pepper. Added bacon and grated sh...

This is a quick and easy recipe. My husband raved about it, and thought it would be a good one to serve company. We will definitely be having this again!

A great recipe. I've done a few variations on this, sometimes adding tasso with the shrimp or for a more Jamaican/spicy theme adding diced jalepeno peppers (without seeds)!

I have never liked shrimp until this recipe! I added just a touch of seasoning salt. Thanks for the recipe!