BBQ Shrimp and Cheese Grits - Yum!

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I was skeptical of the flavors in this recipe, but the dish is fantastic! I got this recipe is from the Dec/Jan 2006 Light and Tasty Mag (submitted by Judith Kin, Madisonville, TN). I made a few changes, but overall the recipe is hers. I can't take credit for it. Thanks Judith!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water, half and half, 1 teaspoon butter, salt, pepper to a low boil. Add grits, reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 5-7 minutes until grits are thickened.
  2. Combine ketchup, honey, lemon juice, and hot pepper. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, saute onion in the rest of the butter until transulent. Add garlic and saute for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add shrimp and saute till pink. Be careful not to overcook or they'll be tough.
  5. When grits are thickend, add cheese to them. Taste and add salt, pepper if needed. If grits become to thick add a little water or milk.
  6. Add ketchup mixture to the shrimp and just heat through.
  7. Serve shrimp over grits.
Most Helpful

Not for us. We did not care for the combination of sweet & spicy flavors mixed with the (way too) creamy grits. The flavor of the grits was good, but not with the tangy(?) BBQ sauce.

CP Mom4 May 14, 2014

a little ketchup-y for me, but it was good! i added some extra butter when i heated the sauce

brittanynathania June 18, 2010

This is quick, easy, and very tasty. We definitely added more hot sauce. I had some cheese grits left over from a brunch, so I used them and just made the shrimp and sauce part. Thanks for posting.

Deb G July 01, 2009