Oven-Baked Shrimp & Grits

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
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
Oven-Baked Shrimp & Grits Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.