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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 202kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fill individual dishes with grits. Top with shrimp and garnish with chives.


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


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 1249mg | Potassium: 147mg | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 8.2mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 6.9mg