Shrimp & Cheddar Grits Recipe

Looking for an easy Shrimp & Cheddar Grits recipe? Learn how to make Shrimp & Cheddar Grits using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by debbieglisson

Makes 4 servings



The South's version of creamy polenta, grits are easy to make on a weeknight?especially when topped with quickly broiled shrimp and scallions. Use the sharpest Cheddar you can find for these cheesy grits. Serve with: Sautéed greens and a tall glass of iced tea.

Recipe Ingredients for Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

14 ounce reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup grits
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1 pound shrimp
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

  2. Bring broth and water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in grits and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Cover to keep warm.

  3. Meanwhile, toss shrimp, scallions, oil, garlic powder, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Broil, stirring once, until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve the grits topped with the broiled shrimp and scallions

Categories

Seafood, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 357.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
267
Calories from Fat
113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.5g
19%
Saturated Fat
5.5g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
243mg
81%
Sodium
843mg
35%
Potassium
321mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
5.4g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
1.0g
Protein
31.5g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 21% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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