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Easy Weeknight Shrimp and Grits

Easy Shrimp and Grits – This recipe is so quick to make with few ingredients. Creamy buttery grits topped with Old Bay seasoned shrimp.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp and grits
Servings: 4
Calories: 679kcal


  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups quick cooking grits
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 cup spinach, seasoned and sauteed
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, whisk in the chicken broth and grits on medium high heat.
  • Once the grits come to a boil, reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer, whisking occasionally until done. About 5 minutes.
  • Stir the butter and cheese into the grits until melted.
  • While the grits are cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add in the onion, and cook until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Season the shrimp with the Old Bay Seasoning and add to the skillet with the onion. Cook until shrimp turn pink if using raw shrimp, or if using pre-cooked shrimp just until heated thoroughly, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve the grits in a bowl, topped with the shrimp, and the sauteed spinach and tomatoes.


Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 346mg | Sodium: 2456mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1518IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 417mg | Iron: 7mg