Shrimp and Cheesy Grits with Bacon Recipe -
Shrimp and Cheesy Grits with Bacon Recipe
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Shrimp and Cheesy Grits with Bacon

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"Lowcountry style shrimp and grits at its best!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Bring chicken broth and evaporated milk to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits and salt and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer grits until thick, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup Cheddar cheese until melted. Set grits aside and keep warm.
  2. Cook and stir bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a bowl. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings from the skillet and cook and stir shrimp, green bell pepper, and onion in bacon drippings until shrimp are bright pink and no longer translucent inside and green pepper is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir bacon into shrimp mixture.
  3. Spread grits into a serving dish, top with shrimp mixture, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Cheddar cheese for garnish.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2012

This was a delicious and simple dish to make. I followed this recipe almost exactly. Only made a few minor changes. I only made enough for one to start. I cooked the white grits according to the package and when they were done I put in a pat of butter and a good sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. I also added minced garlic to the onion, green pepper mixture. When the shrimp where done, I added a 1/4 cup of chicken broth (to loosen the bits from the pan). At the very end I added a handful of grated cheddar and a sprinkle of Old Bay to the shrimp. I wish I could say that my whole family loved it but alas...they dont like seafood. I, however, thought it was wonderful!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 25, 2013

Good recipe - I didn't add any additional seasoning to the shrimp and for us it was a little bland. I couldn't bring myself to add a whole cup of cheese to the grits either - so overall, if you really want a flavor punch I think the other reviewers that ramped up the shrimp seasoning had it right. I'll do that next time, and will season the grits a little more to make up for the flavor lost by not adding a whole cup of cheese. Otherwise, it was pretty good. I am still trying to come close to the flavor of the shrimp and grits and I had at Pisces Rising in Mt Dora Florida. This doesn't quite capture the lushness of that dish.

Nov 07, 2012

Yummy! Hit with the whole family. I used chicken bullion and water since I didn't have broth. Green peppers are not my friend, so they were omitted. I used chopped green onions to replace the chopped onion and it added a lovely color. Also added old bay to the shrimp and a bit of cayenne. Tasted like it was a lot harder work than it was. Love that it's good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

May 26, 2012

LOVED this recipe! Nice, creamy, and easy and no tomatoes :) As always, I made a few changes but they were simple. I cooked the bacon whole and saved to sprinkle on top; added minced garlic to the pepper and onion, cooked that down and added about 2 TBSP of flour before adding the shrimp (which I increased to 2 lbs, jumbo-precooked); lastly I used water instead of chicken broth for my grits (personal preference). This recipe is a keeper for sure-Thanks!

Jan 04, 2013

This shrimp and grits was so delicious and very easy to make! I added cajun seasoning to the shrimp to give it more kick!

Jul 09, 2014

Fantastic! I loved this recipe. Cheese, shrimp and bacon what's not to love about that? I didn't have any evaporated milk so I just used extra chicken broth. I will make this again. :)

Apr 16, 2014

This was my first attempt at grits...and I loved it...of course, added a little Italian twist. The changes were actually from my son's girlfriend from down South.

Nov 07, 2014

Excellent! Try sprinkling your shrimp with some Tony Chachere's seasoned salt. Gives it a little zing & more flavor - kinda like Louisiana syle. Mmmm!


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  • Calories
  • 514 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 257 mg
  • 86%
  • Fat
  • 31.6 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 39.1 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 1490 mg
  • 60%

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

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