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Cajun Shrimp and Grits

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Cajun Shrimp and Grits is perfect for brunch or a date night in. Spicy shrimp on top of cheesy grits with a little bacon thrown in – and it’s all ready in less than 30 minutes!

 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
 1 ½ teaspoons cajun seasoning
 4 slices bacon, diced
 1 small onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tablespoon butter
 1 cup milk
 2 cups water
 ¼ teaspoon salt
 ¾ cup quick-cooking grits
 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
 ½ cup green onions, sliced

Pat shrimp dry and place in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle cajun seasoning on top and toss to coat. Set aside.


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until almost cooked. Add onion and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook for about 1 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and slightly golden. Add butter and toss to coat. Remove from heat, cover, and keep warm while you prepare the grits.


Bring milk, water, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and add grits. Cook until thick, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.


Serve the shrimp mixture on top of the grits with green onions on top.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 291mg97%
Sodium 2054mg86%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 40g80%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.