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Shrimp and Grits - Cheesy, hearty, perfect Southern meal!

Baked Shrimp and Grits

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This simple baked shrimp and grits casserole is hearty and filling. Perfect Southern meal!

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


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  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 dashes cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 2 tablespoon cream cheese reduced fat is fine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp peeled and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray an 8″ square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Bring broth, milk, salt, and cayenne pepper to a low boil in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Slowly pour in grits while whisking, and whisk until smooth. Return to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Cook 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until grits are thickened but still soupy.
  3. Add cream cheese and butter, and stir and continue cooking until melted. Add cheddar cheese, turn off heat, and stir until melted. Add shrimp and chives, and gently stir until combined.
  4. Pour grits mixture into prepared baking dish, and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Allow to stand 5 minutes before serving.


Casserole will seem runny if served right out of the oven, but it will firm up after resting for a few minutes. If you substitute green onions for chives, slice them very thin or the flavor may be overpowering.

Adapted from Oh So Quick and Easy Shrimp and Grits at Call Me PMC and Shrimp and Grits Casserole from The Kitchen Is My Playground.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Southern