Grits With Greens and Shrimp

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mercy

This is Nathalie Dupree's easy recipe for the classic and decadent southern comfort food.

Top Review by Popcat

This was WONDERFUL!! Thanks Mercy! I did two things differently - I peeled the shrimp skins into the milk and water and simmered for awhile then strained. I also made one substitution - rather than heavy cream I used evaporated non-fat milk. Comfort Food and a Keeper - Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the milk and water to a simmer in a heavy-bottomed nonstick saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the grits and the garlic and bring just to a boil.
  3. Cook until soft and creamy, adding heavy cream as needed, to make a loose but not runny mixture.
  4. Add as much butter and cheese as desired, stirring to make sure the cheese doesn't stick.
  5. Add the shrimp and cook a few minutes more, until pink.
  6. Fold in the washed and dried greens and remove from the heat. The greens will cook in the hot grits.

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