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Lowcountry Shrimp and Cheese Grits


"This is a quick, delicious recipe that showcases shrimp AND grits at their best. I have had equally good results using fresh and frozen shrimp."
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35 m servings 327 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 210 mg
  • 70%
  • Sodium:
  • 639 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the quick grits and reduce the heat. Cook slowly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the garlic cheese until melted. Let sit for 2 to 4 minutes; keep warm.
  2. In a skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Saute the shrimp until pink. Stir in diced tomato and cook until tomato is heated through. Remove from heat and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread the cheese grits on a warm platter. Top with shrimp mixture.

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  1. 67 Ratings

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this is SO good and SO easy! notes: i cooked the grits in 2 c. chicken broth and 1 c. half & half, instead of water. i sauteed some leeks (white part only) with garlic, then added the shrimp. r...

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Sorry, my family and I just didn't care for this recipe. It tasted o.k. but we didn't like the texture of the grits. Very gummy. Perhaps they sat around too long while the other ingredients w...

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this is SO good and SO easy! notes: i cooked the grits in 2 c. chicken broth and 1 c. half & half, instead of water. i sauteed some leeks (white part only) with garlic, then added the shrimp. r...

Pretty good. We couldn't find the garlic cheese spread at Kroger's store so we improvised and used a mixture of cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and garlic to taste. It turned out OKAY.

I love grits, shrimp and tomatoes so I thought I would like this but it was even better than I expected. I added a clove of garlic to the shrimp saute. Can't wait to make it again!

This was fantastic! I read the reviews and as suggested I substituted the water in the grits for 2 cups chicken broth and 1 cup half and half. Also, I added leeks to the pan before adding the ...

Very Very Good, and super fast! I have never made shrimp and grits with tomatoes until this recipe and it was delicious.

This is a great recipe! I left off the tomatoes, since I'm not fond of them. It's so easy, great for a Saturday night supper, after working in the garden all day. Thanks a lot! Elaine - Spar...

Awesome recipe and super easy to cook for an after work dinner meal. Plus the garlic cheese spread in the grits created an amazing flavor. The only thing I would have done differently (and I did...

This was great! I've been meaning to make this forever, because I've always enjoyed shrimp and grits in restaurants when I order it. This tasted different than the way I was used to, but still v...

This was very good. I also used 2 cups chicken broth, one cup half and half in the grits. I used a lot of salt and after it was cooked, I put in sharp white cheddar and a little bit of left ov...