Creamy and comforting, these shrimp and grits will make it on to your regular menu!

Even though I am from the South, shrimp and grits is one meal that was not often plated at our family table growing up. However, it has always been one fascinating to me.

Shrimp and grits are two foods that just don’t sound like they mesh. They come from different worlds. One, bottom-dwelling water inhabitors, and the other, coarse meal from corn stalks. However at the same time when I imagine the two I see how the two combine to be a harmonious, comforting delight.

This recipe is extremely simple and will only take you a few minutes to whip up. It highlights the great features of both the shrimp and grits individually. Lillian, my wife, and I both love shrimp and early in our marriage I toyed around with different ways to make it until we found one we absolutely loved. Like the rest of the dish, its very simple. A little BBQ sauce with several drops of an EXTREMELY HOT but tasty sauce make amazing shrimp. I combined that shrimp with an easy and creamy grits recipe and voi-la, you’ll have an irresistible bowl of shrimp and grits. Enjoy!


yield: 4 – 6 servingsprint recipe

Easy Shrimp & Grits

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins



  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup QUICK COOK grits
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese

  • 14 – 16 oz. precooked shrimp
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 5 – 10 drops green habanero yucateco sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • chopped green onion



  1. Boil chicken broth
  2. Stir in grits and turn heat down to medium high and stir occasionally until thickened (5 – 7 minutes).
  3. Add milk, butter, and cheese and stir in well

  1. Heat pan over medium heat and grease
  2. Place shrimp into pan and pour BBQ and habanero sauces, minced garlic, and green onion over the shrimp and mix and cook until shrimp has darkened
  3. Place shrimp on top of grits
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Ashton • Keaton • Mia

Co-Owners at Keat's Eats
Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.