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Double Cheese Grits with Sauteed Shrimp

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"Never seen a grit before? Y'all gonna love this Southern favorite-it's doubly double delicious!"

Serves 6-8 | Prep Time 30 minutes | Cook Time 45 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

A little Pampered Chef with some Southern Living mixed into one creative dish.

Ingredients You'll Need

Cheese Grits:
4 cups of milk
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
1 small garlic clove, pressed
2 eggs lightly beaten

Shrimp topping:
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 slices bacon, chopped
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 large clove garlic, minced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium pot bring milk to boil over medium high heat. Gradually add grits stirring constantly. Stir in salt. Reduce heat and cover. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add cheddar cheese, stir until melted. Sprinkle and stir Parmesan cheese into grits. Press garlic into grits. Stir in eggs. Pour into baking dish. Bake for 40-35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

While grits are baking, rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; drain well. In grease, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice, chopped bacon, parsley, scallions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.

Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Top with shrimp mixture. Serve immediately.

Pairs Well With

Good anytime of day. I usually serve with eggs for brunch but also great with salad for lunch or dinner.

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