Garlic Shrimp and Cheesy Grits Recipe -
Garlic Shrimp and Cheesy Grits Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Garlic Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

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"Shrimp cooked with garlic and onion are served over garlic cheese grits. This is a dish for garlic lovers. Serve with garlic bread, or your preference of bread."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring chicken broth, milk, and 1 teaspoon garlic to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in grits, reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and thoroughly mix in Cheddar cheese; season with salt and black pepper. Set grits aside and keep warm.
  3. Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and 2 teaspoons garlic until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir shrimp into onion mixture and cook until shrimp are pink and no longer translucent in the center, about 5 more minutes. Stir in hot pepper sauce.
  5. Serve grits in a large serving bowl topped with shrimp mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 09, 2012

OMG One of the best dishes I have make in a long time. So good. I highly recommend. And so easy to make.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 23, 2013

Since there were two components to this recipe, I had to average out my rating. I could only give 2 stars. Although the final taste of the grits were very good, I had to add 3/4 cup more liquid to have them come out correct. With 3 cups liquid, they would have finished hard instead of cooked through. With regard to the shrimp recipe, 1 onion is way too much onion. I liked the garlic but they really needed salt and pepper to elevate the taste. Garlic powder may have functioned better than minced garlic with the shrimp. A dash of hot pepper couldn't save them. I really wanted to like this and I think you've got a good start but, as written, your recipe didn't work for us. Thank you.

Jul 02, 2012

This was great! I added 1/4 cup more milk to the grits, as my grits label said 3 cups liquid to 3/4 cup grits - was glad I did that, or they would have been too thick. I added 1/4 tsp. salt + 1/4 tsp. pepper to the finished grits. I used 1 bunch chopped *green* onions instead of regular, along with 1 chopped red bell pepper, and sauteed that and the garlic before adding the shrimp. I added 1/8 cup white wine to the mixture while cooking. When the shrimp were finished, I sprinkled salt & pepper over it all, then served the grits over fresh greens to make them wilt a little bit, and added the shrimp to the top. Fabulous! Thanks for the recipe!

Apr 10, 2012

Wow !!!!! Good Stuff ! Being from the north I had never had shrimp and grits before, so I was really impressed at how easy and delicious these where. This recipe will now be in my rotation for sure.

Feb 06, 2013

These were really really good. I think the trick is to use real chicken stock, not the canned stuff. I had some stock that I froze last time I did a chicken and used it for this recipe. Delicious!

Nov 12, 2014

Easy and yummy!!! Like others I added 4 cups liquid (2 cups milk&1 cups broth) to one cup grits. Other than that, no changes made. Hubby loved it and had two helpings! Will make again for sure!

Sep 01, 2014

This is actually a pretty good recipe except for the liquid ratio being off for the grits. Like some others I added an extra cup of milk (I used whole) and the grits came out great. I also added a whole onion and a squeeze of lemon to the shrimp topping.

Feb 23, 2013

This recipe was delicious! Talk about a quick dinner to prepare!!! Only changes I made were to double the recipe as we have hungry teenagers and to bulk up a bit by adding small pieces of Keilbassa sausage. I would also like to add that adding a little more liquid was a great idea. It got devoured quickly! If you would like a more hearty dish, you might double the toppings (shrimp part) and keep the grits portion the same. Yummy and thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 665 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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