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Shrimp and cheesy bacon grits

Shrimp and cheesy bacon grits

When it comes to shrimp and cheesy bacon grits who doesn’t love that delicious combination. These are one of my all-time favorites.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 2341kcal
Author: Ronalyn Alston


  • 2 lb Jumbo shrimp deveined
  • 6 Slices Thick bacon Chopped
  • 1 Cup Grits not cooked
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Salt To your liking
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper to your liking
  • ½ Cup Parsley
  • 1 Cup Sharp cheddar cheese shredded to your liking
  • 1 tablespoon Minced Garlic to your liking
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning to your liking


Cheese grits

  • In a pot pot set on medium-high, add in your water and buttermilk then bring to a boil
  • Next, add in your washed grits while stirring at the same time to avoid the grits from getting lumps
  • Place a lid over the grits and turn stove on low Allow to cook for 15-20 minutes
  • Occasionally stir grit to keep them from getting lumpy
  • Remove from the heat stir in sharp cheddar cheese, butter, and salt. Begin cooking bacon


  • Place stove on medium
  • In a pot add in a teaspoon of butter along with 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • Add in your shrimp. Don’t overcrowd the pot with shrimp
  • Add creole seasoning and pepper
  • Cook shrimp until they become opaque or pink
  • Add in fresh chopped parsley
  • Add grits in a bowl then add the cheese, shrimp, parsley, and chopped bacon on top.
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Calories: 2341kcal | Carbohydrates: 159g | Protein: 89g | Fat: 149g | Saturated Fat: 63g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 314mg | Sodium: 5004mg | Potassium: 1605mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 4884IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 1466mg | Iron: 6mg