We were discussing quick and easy meals since it is school time, heck they are good all the time. My easy cheesy grits with shrimp recipe is definitely easy but definitely not healthy. Shhh… sometimes we need some cheesy coziness in our lives, especially on those crazy, busy weeknights. Bonus, there is enough grits leftover for breakfast, too!
Easy cheesy grits with shrimp
Want to just snag the recipe? Click ‘Jump to Recipe’ below. Ready to listen to me babble on with a bit of the backstory and some other random commentary? Then let’s keep reading!
The backstory and some babbling
On to the backstory, I spent a lot of time in Newberry, SC on/off from 2006-2019 and one of my favorite things to eat was the Shrimp & Grits from a local restaurant, The Cabana Restaurant. It pairs well with a crisp white wine. And it is not an everyday kind of meal because it is expensive, both to the wallet and to the scale. Y’all, there is nothing healthy about a pound of cheese. HA!
Those times when I wasn’t in South Carolina I got a hankering for cheesy, yummy, decadent grits with shrimp I was up a creek without a paddle. So I began my hunt for an easy grits recipe that actually tasted good! I tried out a few with very limited success. And then I stumbled upon a recipe I could work with on another site. It was heaven!
Of course, I had to make some tweaks to it. Unless it involves baking, which is all science and chemical reactions so you have to be careful with making tweaks. For the recipe I found, I doubled the recipe, swapped out onion powder, added some time to the mixing the dry into the wet, and added shrimp to it all. And if you want to make it AMAZING after you plate it all add more cheese on top and throw it under the broiler to melt it all over. *Drool*
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