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Shrimp and grits recipe

Shrimp and Grits

Teri & Jenny
Our Shrimp and Grits recipe has perfectly creamy grits topped with buttery shrimp and spicy andouille sausage. The perfect comfort food!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 38 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Breakfast, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 488 kcal


white cheddar grits

  • 1 cup white stone-ground grits
  • 4 ounces shredded white cheddar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails intact
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 andouille sausage, diced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (water is fine)


  • 2 thinly sliced green onion


  • For grits: Bring 4 cups water to a boil. Generously salt water and stir in grits. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer mixture for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is thick and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and butter until fully incorporated and melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  • For shrimp: Place shrimp, lemon juice, smoked paprika, salt, cumin, pepper, cayenne, and garlic into a mixing bowl and toss together. Set aside.
  • Melt butter into a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add sausage and brown for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and continue to sauté for about 3 minutes on each side. Season with salt and pepper. Deglaze pan with chicken stock (or water) and cover for 1 minute. Remove from heat and divide mixture over each bowl of grits.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.


Calories: 488kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 19gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 1093mgPotassium: 252mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1410IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 247mgIron: 2mg
Keyword grits, shrimp, spicy
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