Shrimp & Grits with Tomato

Sautéed garlicky cherry tomatoes add a pop of sweet and tangy flavor to this luscious cheesy shrimp and grits recipe.

Shrimp & Grits with Tomato
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or no-chicken broth

  • 1 cup stone-ground grits

  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 4 scallions, whites and greens separated, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • 1 pound raw shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined

  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine


  1. Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Slowly add grits and whisk to combine. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and thickened, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Cover and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to give off their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and cook until the tomatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Add scallion whites and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir the tomato mixture into the grits.

  3. Pat shrimp dry. Wipe out the pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Cook, flipping once, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in wine and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Serve the shrimp over the grits, sprinkled with scallion greens.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

512 Calories
20g Fat
47g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. shrimp & 1 1/4 cups grits
Calories 512
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 36g 72%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Vitamin A 1742IU 35%
Sodium 550mg 24%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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