Cheesy Grits with Shrimp and Bacon

Cheesy Grits with Shrimp and Bacon
  • Prep Time: 25 Min.
  • Cook Time: 25 Min.
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1 (12 oz.) can PET® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup quick grits
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 ounce uncooked sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 3 x 1/4-inch strips
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 large ripe tomato, chopped


  • COMBINE chicken broth, evaporated milk and salt in medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in grits; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted. Cover and keep warm.
  • COOK bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towel. Add green pepper, onion and garlic to bacon drippings in skillet. Saute 5 minutes over medium heat. Add shrimp; season with salt and black pepper. Cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato.
  • SPREAD grits onto serving plates. Top with shrimp mixture and cooked bacon. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Serve immediately.
  • Nutritional Information Per Serving

    Serving Size 1/4 of recipe, Calories Per Serving 570, Total Fat 32g, Calories From Fat 290g, Saturated Fat 16g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 220mg, Sodium 2240mg, Carbohydrates 34g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugar 13g, Protein 36g;Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 30%, Calcium 60%, Vitamin C 60%, Iron 50%.

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.