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Shrimp and grits in a bowl with a napkin and fork on the side

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits is a classic Southern dish BURSTING with flavor. You'll love the tender shrimp, spicy sauce, and cheesy, creamy grits.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood, Cajun/Creole
Keyword Shrimp, Grits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 712kcal
Author Emily Walker


  • Sauce pan
  • Fry Pan/Skillet


For the Sauce:

For the Shrimp and Sausage:


  • Cook grits in advance, allow at least 30 minutes for this step. Find our recipe for cheese grits HERE.
    Cheese grits in a bowl with cheese sprinkled on top

For the Sauce:

  • Start by making the sauce in a small sauce pan. Over medium heat, cook butter and garlic together until garlic begins to turn golden.
    Butter and Garlic in a sauce pan
  • Add the canned tomatoes, creole, and paprika. Stir and mash up the tomatoes with a wooden sppon.
    Cajun tomato sauce in a pan
  • Turn stove to low to simmer. Cover the pan with the wood spoon still in, this prevents splattering but lets the sauce thicken. Simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
    Covered tomato sauce in a sauce pan

For the Shrimp and Sausage:

  • Add butter, garlic, paprika, chili powder, sliced sausage, shrimp, and corn to a fry pan. Cook together over medium heat until shimp is pink and cooked through.
    Shrimp, sausage, and corn, cooking in a fry pan

To Serve:

  • Spoon a cup of grits into 4 bowls, making a shallow well in the middle of the grits. Divide the sauce between the 4 bowls.
    Grits with cajun tomato sauce on top
  • Top each bowl with shrimp and sausage. Optional: sprinkle on a little chopped parsley.
    2 bowls of Shrimp and Grits


Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 1898mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1489IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 18mg