Devin Dorman17 Comments

Grandma’s Shrimp & Grits

  By Devin

June 18, 2017

From our grandmother, Hilda Dorman. A family favorite featured in our own family cookbook. This classic Shrimp & Grits recipe can be found on the back of every grits bag we produce here at Palmetto Farms.

  • Yields: 6 Servings



2Bring chicken broth and milk to boil in a medium saucepan.

3Stir in grits and salt, return to boil. Cover and reduce heat to low.

4Cook 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese. Keep warm.



7Cook diced bacon in pan until crisp. Remove bacon and drain all but 2 tbsp. of fat.

8Add peppers and onions to pan. Cook until tender.

9Add cleaned shrimp and cook until pink.

10Return bacon to pan.

11Stir in hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper to taste.

12Serve shrimp mixture over warm grits. Garnish with green onions and cheese.



1 ½ cups chicken broth

1 ½ cups milk

¼ tsp. Salt (more to taste)

¾ cup Palmetto Farms Grits

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1 cup diced bacon + 2 tbsp. fat

½ cup thinly sliced onion

2 tsp. hot pepper sauce

1 lb. medium peeled shrimp

1 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper

Grated cheese for garnish

Sliced green onions for garnish


17 Reviews

Sarah Byum

April 16, 2024

Picked up this bag of grits at the Rice Museum in Georgetown, South Carolina. This is the BEST shrimp n grits recipe – I’ve sampled quite a few!

Ken Ray

March 19, 2024

I prefer to use red and yellow bell peppers because I think they taste better. In addition, I use Creole Seasoning (Tony Chacheres) instead of the hot sauce. Been making this type of Shrimp & grits for well over 10 years and they are great!


December 1, 2023

What kind of cheddar cheese is preferred for most shrimp and grits recipe? Mild? Medium? or Sharp?

Margaret Hunt

September 20, 2022

Deliciousness. Just made this recipe and it was to die for. Best shrimp and grits I have ever eaten.


September 22, 2021

I love these grits and I’m a YANKEE! I was converted to these yummy savory grits years back when visiting a NC beach. I love Shrimp and Grits and theirs are perfection!

Shelley L.

December 30, 2020

As a girl from the south, I’ve been cooking grits for nearly 50 years! Palmetto Farms Grits are by far the BEST I’ve ever made or cooked. And the shrimp and grits recipe has made my better half (who’s from California) a huge fan. In fact, he specifically asked that I prepare this recipe for Christmas Eve!


October 25, 2020

One of my favorite recipes ever! Delicious yet easy. Restaurant quality at home.


October 10, 2020

Excellent recipe for a good fast meal.

Gail Shurbutt

September 25, 2020

Excellent Shrimp and Grits Recipe! The grits were creamy and had an delectable flavor. I didn’t include the cheese – just saving a few calories! Will definitely pass this recipe to my family.


August 30, 2020

This is our all-time favorite Shrimp n’ Grits recipe! I’ve made this many times and will continue to do so! Absolutely divine!


July 3, 2020

Love the recipe. It is my favorite shrimp and grits. I omit the cheese and it is still flavorful.


May 1, 2020

I eliminated the cheese because of dietary restrictions. Best recipe and every time I find Palmetto grits I buy a bag or two.

Rebecca Cochran

January 15, 2020

I love these grits! I send them to friends and family. To the recipe on the back…..I add about a cup full of sliced grape tomatoes. Delicious! I add them just after the shrimp goes in. You can sprinkle your green onions and some cheddar cheese over the top. It’s a beautiful dish.

Karen Lucas

April 20, 2019

This recipe is the BEST shrimp & grits- Ever! I followed the recipe on the back of the grits bag. I don’t want to piss off my N.C. friends,( I once stopped in S.C. for Bar-B-Que & my Aunt in N.C. stayed mad at me for years), but these S.C. grits are great!! So glad I bought a bag heading out of Charleston, in a little country store, going back to Florida. Thank You!

Allen Norton

February 10, 2019

This is my favorite meal. I add 3 hot Italian sausage links removing the casing first and breaking it apart. Cook with bacon and onion then add shrimp. Palmetto white stone ground grits are the best!


April 11, 2018

This is the best shrimp and grits I’ve ever eaten! I love to make it for family and friends.


February 14, 2018

This is our go-to shrimp and grits recipe. The grits are just the right texture and the dish is absolutely delicious!

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