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Garlic Shrimp & Cheese Grits

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 10 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 396
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Garlic Shrimp & Cheese Grits
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min

There’s something so delicious about a smooth and creamy helping of grits with just enough cheesy flavor and we’ve perfected this recipe with the help of Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican - Traditional Cut. Along with paprika spiced shrimp, this meal will dazzle your dinner table.

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. paprika, preferably smoked
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. large peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup instant grits
  • 1-3/4 cups (7 oz.) Sargento® Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican - Traditional Cut, divided
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped chives or green onions, divided
  1. Combine oil, garlic, paprika and pepper in a medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss well.
  2. Bring milk to a simmer in medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; whisk in grits. Simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until thickened, whisking often.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp mixture; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.
  4. Stir 1-1/2 cups cheese and 2 tablespoons chives into grits; transfer to four serving plates. Top with shrimp, remaining cheese and chives.

Serving Size 4

Calories 396

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

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 19.90g 31%
Sat. Fat 9.60g 44%
Mono Unsat. Fat 7.30g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.30g
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 1136mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A 244RE
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Calcium 817mg 81%
Iron 4mg 22%