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Shrimp and Cheese Grits

Easy to prepare shrimp with cheesy seasoned grits and ham is an easy fulfilling breakfast. The shrimp may be omitted.

Makes 4 - 6 servings


1 cup quick grits
3 cups water
1/2 cup skim milk
1 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Dash cayenne pepper
1/3 cup diced Canadian bacon
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup chopped green onions



1. Cook grits in water and milk according to package instructions. When grits are ready, stir in 1 cup Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, paprika, and cayenne and stir until cheese is melted.

2. Coat large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add Canadian bacon and sauté until it begins to brown. Add shrimp and garlic and cook, stirring, until shrimp are fully pink and almost done, 3-5 minutes. Add lemon juice.

3. Remove from heat and stir in grits mixture. Season to taste. Add green onions.

4. Coat 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer grits and shrimp mixture to prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.

To Prepare and Eat Now: Serve immediately or preheat the oven to 350°F. and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

To Freeze: Cool to room temperature, wrap, label, and freeze.

To Prepare After Freezing: Remove from freezer to defrost. Preheat oven 350°F. Bake 30 minutes, covered, or until heated through.


Food Facts

Calories 268
Protein (g) 26
Carbohydrate (g) 23
Fat (g) 7
Calories from Fat (%) 25
Saturated Fat (g) 4
Dietary Fiber (g) 1
Cholesterol(mg) 134
Sodium (mg) 470
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1.5 starch