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🍤 Gluten-Free Shrimp and Grits Recipe 🌽 | Southern Cooking | Grits N Grace

Indulge in our mouthwatering gluten-free shrimp and grits recipe. Learn how to make this Southern classic with a twist. Perfect for any occasion!

Gluten-Free Shrimp and Grits

You will need:

  • gluten-free grits1 cup of stone-ground gluten-free grits
  • water4 cups of water
  • salt and pepperSalt and pepper to taste
  • sharp cheddar cheese2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • shrimp1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • gluten-free bacon6 slices of gluten-free bacon, chopped
  • garlic1 clove garlic, minced
  • bell peppers1 cup of chopped bell peppers
  • onions1 cup of chopped onions


  1. First, bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized pot.
  2. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of stone-ground gluten-free grits to the boiling water, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the grits from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Once the grits have absorbed the water and become thick and creamy, stir in 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese until it melts completely into the grits. This will give your grits a rich, cheesy flavor.
  4. In a separate pan, cook 6 slices of chopped gluten-free bacon over medium heat until it becomes crispy. The bacon will add a nice crunch and smoky flavor to the dish.
  5. Add 1 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp to the pan with the bacon and cook until they turn pink. This should take about 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Next, add 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 cup of chopped bell peppers, and 1 cup of chopped onions to the pan and sauté until they become tender. The vegetables will add a pop of color and fresh flavor to the dish.
  7. Season the shrimp and vegetable mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Be careful not to over-season as the bacon and cheese already add a good amount of saltiness to the dish.
  8. Finally, serve the shrimp and vegetable mixture over the cheesy grits. Enjoy your delicious, gluten-free Southern meal!


This recipe serves 4. Feel free to adjust the amount of cheese, bacon, and vegetables to your liking. Make sure to use gluten-free bacon and grits to ensure the dish is completely gluten-free.

Embrace the rich flavors of the South with our Gluten-Free Shrimp and Grits recipe. This dish is a delightful twist on a classic Southern favorite, ensuring everyone can enjoy its hearty goodness, regardless of dietary restrictions.

Our recipe uses gluten-free grits, a staple in Southern cuisine, as the base. These grits are stone-ground for an authentic texture and flavor.

But what makes this dish truly special is the combination of fresh shrimp, crispy bacon, and a medley of colorful vegetables. The shrimp, sourced from the Southern coast, are cooked to perfection, offering a burst of flavor with every bite.

The sharp cheddar cheese adds a layer of creaminess to the grits, while the bacon brings a smoky richness that complements the sweetness of the shrimp. The bell peppers and onions add a touch of freshness, balancing out the flavors perfectly.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or new to the kitchen, this recipe is straightforward and easy to follow. If you're new to cooking grits, check out our guide on how to cook the perfect grits for some helpful tips and tricks.

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So why wait? Dive into the world of Southern cooking with our Gluten-Free Shrimp and Grits recipe and let your taste buds embark on a culinary adventure.

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