Grandma's Classic Shrimp-N-Grits Recipe | Palmetto Farms

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


4 Reviews

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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