• 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 green onions, sliced for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a saucepan, bring the broth to a boil over high heat.
  2. Slowly whisk in the grits and reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally until the grits are thick and creamy.
  3. While the grits are cooking, cook the diced bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. remove the bacon from the skillet, reserving the bacon grease.
  4. In the same skillet, with the bacon grease, saute the shrimp and minced garlic for 2-3 minutes, or until the shrimp turns opaque and pink.
  5. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  6. Once the grits are cooked, stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and heavy creamy until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  7. Fold in the crispy bacon and cooked shrimp.
  8. Garnish with sliced green onions beforeserving.

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