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mini shrimp and grits!

Mini Shrimp and Grits

A classic southern appetizer idea! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp and grits, southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 202 kcal


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon old bay seasoning


  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Add in grits and stir occasionally until thick (about 4-5 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese. Keep warm.
  2. Cook shrimp in a nonstick skillet over medium heat 3 minutes (or until almost pink) and stir often. Add in lemon juice and old bay seasoning and stir well. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Fill individual dishes with grits. Top with shrimp and garnish with chives.

Recipe Notes

Serve these shrimp and grits in mini appetizer cups for the perfect presentation! 

Nutrition Facts
Mini Shrimp and Grits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 210mg70%
Sodium 1249mg54%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 298mg30%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.