Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Oct 23

If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know that I was in Boston last week for work. Work was great, but seeing friends and exploring the city was even better. I had TERRIFIC weather when I was in town. The sun was shining, and I barely needed a coat. Then today in Virginia– rain and a little bit of sun, but mostly rain. And it’s cold– colder than it was in Boston. Not fair.

Good thing I am cooking a casserole. It makes this dreary day seem a little bit better. I’m a huge fan of shrimp and grits, see here, and an even bigger fan of the casserole. Enter shrimp and grits casserole. I adapted my recipe from a Cooking Light recipe, so it still has all the flavor but not as much butter and fat. It’s okay that I’m going to eat two servings then, right? I think so….enjoy!

Shrimp and Grits Casserole -- Food Ramblings

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  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, coarsely chopped (I bought shrimp with tails on, so my weight was originally a little higher)
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shaker Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 3 oz low-fat cream cheese
  • 1.5 tbs freeze-dried parsley
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Difficulty: easy


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a medium size casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.

With shrimp, cut tails off. In a skillet, spray with cooking spray, and cook shrimp and garlic together, until the shrimp begins to turn pink. Remove shrimp, and and cut into smaller, bite-size chunks (tails off).

Using a medium saucepan, combine milk and broth and bring to boil. Add grits and salt-- stir constantly with a whisk as it combines. Continue stirring and cook for about five minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan, butter, and cream cheese. Stir in parsley, lemon juice, egg whites, and shrimp. Move mixture to casserole dish. Sprinkle top of dish with Panko bread crumbs. Bake for 25 minutes.



Serve with veggies on the side. Enjoy!

Shrimp and Grits Casserole -- Food Ramblings

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Comments: 50

  1. Debbie Denny Oct 24 at 8:23 am Reply

    That looks good. Thanks for the recipe

  2. Milena Oct 24 at 8:32 am Reply

    I have NEVER had grits before! Not even when I was visiting down south. Maybe I should give it a try since I love shrimp. Thanks for the post!

    • Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings Oct 25 at 6:10 am Reply

      You should absolutely give them a try– you need to flavor them with something (I always like them with lemon) or else they are a little bland.

  3. Amy Desrosiers Oct 24 at 8:45 am Reply

    Cool, I live right outside of Boston! This looks like a tasty recipe!

  4. Mama to 5 Blessings Oct 24 at 9:06 am Reply

    sounds like a delicious combination! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Sounds delicious! It is getting quite cold – but I totally love it :)

  6. Virginia @thatbaldchick Oct 24 at 10:16 am Reply

    I love a good dish with grits~

  7. kathy balman Oct 24 at 11:03 am Reply

    my daughter would probably love this.

  8. Never had grits but would try this out!

  9. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell Oct 24 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Casseroles are definitely feel good food to me. This sounds really good even though I’ve never tried grits before.

  10. Jennifer B Oct 24 at 1:46 pm Reply

    This looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

  11. Dee Oct 24 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Being from the south, its so crazy for me to wrap my head around how many people haven’t tried grits before…or boiled peanuts! :) YUMMY recipe – thanks!

  12. Theresa Oct 24 at 9:18 pm Reply

    I haven’t had grits in so long.

  13. Shannah @ Just Us Four Oct 24 at 9:31 pm Reply

    This sounds really good. I am a huge grits fan.

  14. A good ole Southern recipe! Yum Yum!!!

  15. Danielle @ We Have It All Oct 24 at 9:52 pm Reply

    Oh my hubby would love this!

  16. Lisa Oct 24 at 10:42 pm Reply

    I’m going to have to try and make this!

  17. Brett Oct 24 at 10:47 pm Reply

    39 years I have lived and never had grits. Can you even believe it??

  18. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas Oct 24 at 11:28 pm Reply

    I’d make this for my husband and let him have the whole thing because I don’t eat shrimp. He’d be thrilled!

  19. Vonnie Oct 25 at 1:07 am Reply

    I love eating grits! Having a bowl of grits with butter & sugar is the only way I’ve ever eaten them.

  20. Dawn Oct 25 at 1:07 am Reply

    I have always wanted to try shrimp and grits. This casserole definitely looks like something I would like. Pinning for later. :)

  21. Carmen's Coupon Blog Oct 25 at 7:28 am Reply

    I personally don’t eat seafood of any kind… but this looks like something my husband would love…

  22. jordyn @ Almost Supermom Oct 25 at 8:37 am Reply

    Great looking recipe! YUM!

  23. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings Oct 25 at 9:01 am Reply

    Thanks Jordyn!

  24. Janeane Davis Oct 25 at 9:55 am Reply

    I have had a lot of fish and grits but never shrimp and grits. This seems like something my family might enjoy.

  25. Katherine Bartlett Oct 25 at 3:27 pm Reply

    I can’t eat shrimp but this sounds completely amazing!

  26. Joanne Oct 26 at 10:22 am Reply

    LUCKY on your boston weather!! It is the best city when the weather is nice.

    It’s frigid here in NYC also, and I could totally use healthy casseroles like this in my life!

    • Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings Oct 26 at 11:11 am Reply

      Thanks Joanne- I just saw the weather report for today– looks like the cold weather is hitting everywhere on the east coast :(

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