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🍤 Traditional Southern Shrimp and Grits Recipe 🌽

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with our Traditional Southern Shrimp and Grits recipe. Learn how to make this classic dish with step-by-step instructions. Perfect for family gatherings!

Traditional Southern Shrimp and Grits

You will need:

  • stone-ground grits1 cup stone-ground grits
  • water4 cups water
  • salt and pepperSalt and pepper
  • sharp Cheddar cheese2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • shrimp1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • bacon6 slices bacon, chopped
  • lemon juice4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • fresh parsley2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • scallions1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • garlic1 large clove garlic, minced


  1. Start by bringing the water to a boil. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Gradually whisk in the grits. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the grits are thick, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the grits from heat and stir in the cheese until melted. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until browned and crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet, leaving the drippings in the pan.
  5. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until pink. Remove the shrimp and set aside.
  6. In the same skillet, add the scallions and garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
  7. Return the shrimp and bacon to the skillet. Add the lemon juice, parsley, and additional salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the shrimp mixture over the grits.


This dish is best served immediately while the grits are still warm and the shrimp is hot. Enjoy this comforting, traditional Southern dish with friends and family.

There's something truly comforting about a dish that's been passed down through generations, a recipe that's stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite among many. Our Traditional Southern Shrimp and Grits is one such dish. It's a classic Southern comfort food that's both hearty and delicious, perfect for any time of the day.

As you embark on this culinary journey, you might be wondering about the origins of this dish or the best way to prepare it. We've got you covered. Our FAQ on how to cook authentic Southern US Shrimp and Grits provides a wealth of information that will guide you through the process.

Grits, the star of this dish, is a staple in Southern cuisine. If you're new to cooking with grits, you might want to check out our Grits 101 guide. It's a comprehensive resource that will help you understand the nuances of this versatile ingredient and how to cook it to perfection.

While our Traditional Southern Shrimp and Grits is a complete meal in itself, you might want to pair it with other dishes to create a full Southern spread. For ideas, you can visit our FAQ on good side dishes to serve with grits. From collard greens to cornbread, you'll find a variety of options that complement the rich flavors of shrimp and grits.

Finally, if you're looking to explore more of Southern cuisine, our guide to traditional Southern cooking is a must-read. It offers a deep dive into the culinary traditions of the South, featuring a range of recipes that showcase the region's rich flavors and unique cooking techniques.

At Grits N Grace, we're all about celebrating the joy of Southern cooking. We hope our Traditional Southern Shrimp and Grits recipe inspires you to explore more of this vibrant cuisine. So, put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and let's get cooking!