The Perfect Southern Comfort Food: Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

When it comes to comfort food, nothing quite hits the spot like a classic Southern dish. Shrimp and cheesy grits is a classic combination that has been enjoyed for generations. This hearty dish is not only delicious, but it’s also easy to make and can be enjoyed any time of year. Here’s how to make the perfect shrimp and cheesy grits.


The key to making great shrimp and cheesy grits is having the right ingredients. You’ll need 1 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp, 2 cups of uncooked grits, 4 cups of chicken broth, 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of heavy cream, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.

Cooking Instructions

Start by bringing the chicken broth to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once boiling, add the grits and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the grits are tender. Add in the butter, cream, cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Stir until everything is combined and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until thickened.

Next add in the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes or until they are cooked through. Serve immediately with your favorite sides such as roasted vegetables or a salad. Enjoy.


Shrimp and cheesy grits is a classic Southern comfort food that is sure to please everyone at your table. It’s easy to make with simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Enjoy this delicious dish any time of year for a comforting meal that will leave you feeling satisfied.

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