Shrimp & Grits Recipe

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"We often serve this Carolina Low Country favorite at our family's restaurant, Fresh House, in Albermarle, North Carolina," says Robin Hinson. "I've scaled our jumbo-sized version of the recipe down to feed a family."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chicken base or chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits
  • 1/2 pound cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 4-1/2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced chives

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 269 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 499mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and chicken base to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the remaining ingredients until blended and heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp & Grits in Country Woman

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twilagr User ID: 7394679 147244
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"simply delicious and very easy to make"

nurseKaren User ID: 516182 111633
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"I doubled the amount of shrimp and I also added about 1 Tbsp of dry onion soup mix because I didn't have any chives. The onion soup mix gave it a little extra boost that I really liked!"

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