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Oven-Baked Shrimp & Grits

On chilly days, I doctor up grits and top them with shrimp for a comfy meal. If you’re not a seafood lover, use chicken, ham or both. —Jerri Gradert, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a 13x9-in. or 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, combine broth and grits. Bake, uncovered, until liquid is absorbed and grits are tender, 30-35 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with pepper and remaining cheese; let stand 5 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute green pepper and onion until tender, 6-8 minutes. Add shrimp and garlic; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes. Spoon over grits.
Health Tip: A simple switch to reduced-sodium broth will save almost 300 milligrams of sodium per serving.
Nutrition Facts
1-2/3 cups: 360 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 1199mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • mrscessna
    Feb 8, 2019

    It took a bit longer to bake than the recipe states, but it was a nice to change from our usual dinner. I think the suggestion for creole spice would have been a good addition for more flavor.

  • Patricia
    Jan 10, 2019

    Very easy to make and my family loved it

  • Rianna
    Jan 8, 2019

    Very easy and delicious. If you are sensitive to spice cut the tomatoes with chili’s to 1/2. I also added a healthy splash of heavy whipping cream to the grits. Easy and delicious

  • Carlen
    Dec 31, 2018

    I did not have chicken broth, so I used unsalted beef stock. Being a native New Orleanian, I also added 2 capsfull of Zatarain's crab boil to the onion, garlic and chive, rather than green onions and Tony Chachere's Cajun seasoning (I rarely use black pepper). I used a casserole dish, so the cooking time in the oven was closer to 45 - 50 minutes. The play between the sweet sauteed white onions and the crab boil was delicious.

  • justmbeth
    May 28, 2018

    Decent shrimp and grits recipe. Perhaps I will add a bit more seasoning next time, especially to the shrimp, like some cajun seasoning.

  • evaely
    Mar 20, 2018

    This was an awesome recipe. Very easy to make and flavorful. I added some chipotle peppers in adobe sauce to the grits and some Jamaican jerk spice to the shrimp and sprinkled it with cilantro before serving to give it a little extra kick. Will definitely make this again.