A Classic Southern Dish: Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Southern cuisine is known for its rich flavors and unique dishes, and one of the most beloved is shrimp and cheesy grits. This classic dish is a staple in many households, and it’s easy to see why. It’s flavorful, filling, and can be made with a variety of ingredients. Here’s a closer look at this classic Southern dish.


Shrimp and cheesy grits are typically made with shrimp, cheese, butter, garlic, onions, bell peppers, and grits. The shrimp can be cooked in a variety of ways such as grilled, sautéed or fried. The cheese can be any type you prefer such as cheddar or Monterey Jack. The butter adds richness to the dish while the garlic and onions add flavor. The bell peppers add a bit of crunch and color to the dish. Finally, the grits provide the base for this delicious meal.


To make shrimp and cheesy grits, begin by cooking the grits according to package instructions. Once cooked, set aside and keep warm. In a large skillet over medium heat melt butter then add garlic, onions and bell peppers. Cook until vegetables are tender then add shrimp and cook until pink throughout. Add cheese to the skillet then stir in cooked grits until combined. Serve warm with your favorite sides such as green beans or collard greens for a complete meal.

Serving Suggestions

Shrimp and cheesy grits are delicious on their own but can also be served with other sides such as roasted vegetables or a salad for added nutrition. This dish also pairs well with crusty bread or cornbread for dipping into the creamy sauce created by the cheese and butter. For an extra special touch you can top your shrimp and cheesy grits with fresh herbs such as parsley or chives for added flavor.

Shrimp and cheesy grits is an easy-to-make classic Southern dish that’s sure to please everyone at your table. With its rich flavors it’ll quickly become a family favorite that you’ll make again and again.

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