Cheesy Shrimp & Grits Casserole

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 45 mins

Delightful addition to a beautiful brunch or perhaps a light supper with a salad. From Southern Living

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 4 cups chicken broth and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits.
  2. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Stir together grits, 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese.
  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add green onions, bell pepper, and garlic, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender.
  5. Stir together green onion mixture, grits mixture, shrimp, and next 3 ingredients.
  6. Pour into a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake at 350° for 30 to 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

A real winner from Southern Living magazine. I have made this recipe on many occasions with rave reviews from my guests every time. I even have some friends who regularly hint that it's time for me to make this casserole again. I prep the recipe a day in advance, assemble and bake on the evening of my dinner parties. Only changes are that I use 2 garlic cloves and 1.5 lb. shrimp.

krp September 09, 2009

I have made this casserole many times and it is great. I have made it with changes and as is. The one change I made and have kept is using Pepper Jack cheese. Oh, yum. It has a kick but is not too spicy. Also, I ALWAYS use instant grits. A sin here in Alabama, but not one person has noticed or complained. ;) I once found blue grits at a farmers market and it tasted the same, but it was colorful and pretty. I am making for a side dish at Thanksgiving this year.

antonietteh_1163576 November 21, 2011

Very easy recipe. So glad to have found it!!
I didn't have green onions so I diced 1/2 a yellow onion and I added fat-free half-and-half and paprika on top in addition to the cheese because, here, in S.C. there's always a cream sauce/ gravy that tops shrimp and grits.

kambkr June 22, 2011

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