Easy Shrimp and Creamy Cheesy Grits! The ultimate southern meal! Cheesy grits, spicy shrimp, crispy bacon and fresh green onions make the ultimate comfort food!
Heaven help. I do make a great effort to eat healthy, I hope that is at least semi obvious from this blog. I definitely enjoy the occasionally indulgence, but I really try to keep our little family on the right track. However, sometimes…well, sometimes you just need comfort food. Comfort food that soothes your soul, and eases your mind. On those rare occasions when I really need a meal like this I ignore any consideration for calories. Hey, you have to live a little!
How do you make shrimp and grits?
One of our favorite comfort foods is this Shrimp with Creamy Cheesy Grits. Oh my gahhhh this is so freaking good. I kid you not, this makes me a little weak in the knees.
For this recipe plump shrimp are tossed in spices and perfectly sautéed. Grits are cooked in chicken broth then mixed with cream cheese, extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese to make the creamiest, cheesiest grits you have ever had! And if that doesn’t sound like enough top it all with freshly chopped green onions, crisp bacon, and freshly ground black pepper.
If you are only going to try one recipe on this site, let it be this! It is better than any restaurant quality shrimp and grit dish I have ever had. And trust me, I’ve had more than a few!
If you have never made the leap and tried shrimp and grits before, this is the recipe that should push you over the edge. The grits do not have a distinctive taste on their own, instead they just soak up the flavor of the shredded cheddar, cream cheese, and chicken broth. Really, just give it a try! It is very simple, and comes together pretty quickly. Just take a good look, this is too good to resist!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 805 Total Fat: 67g Saturated Fat: 31g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 28g Cholesterol: 163mg Sodium: 2727mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 37g
Other Shrimp and Grit Recipes
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