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Cheesy BBQ Shrimp and Grits

This recipe for Cheesy BBQ Shrimp and Grits comes together in less than 45 minutes.  It's a delicious dish with an international touch - it's made with Mahón-Menorca cheese from Spain.  The grits are smooth and creamy and you will want them to get in your belly - pronto!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shrimp and grits
Servings: 4
Calories: 639kcal
Author: Lynda



  • 12 ounces shrimp medium-sized, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 4 slices thick-sliced bacon cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup quick cooking grits
  • 1 cup hard Mahón-Menorca cheese shredded
  • 4 green onions chopped


  • Combine shrimp and Cajun seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth, milk, butter and seasonings to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower heat to low-medium and slowly stir in grits, whisking often for 5 minutes. Add cheese and whisk for another minute until the grits become creamy. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove from skillet and place on paper towels to drain. Drain grease from pan, return it to the burner, and sauté the shrimp and garlic in until the shrimp is cooked. Return cooked bacon to pan along with barbecue sauce and stir to combine.
  • Serve shrimp mixture atop of grits and garnish with chopped green onions.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 277mg | Sodium: 2938mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g