Main Dishes

January 6, 2022

Shrimp and White Cheddar Cheese Corn Grits

Hold the grits and more shrimp please! Just kidding. I am a huge shrimp lover, but despite that I still need equal amounts of both! The creamy grits go hand in hand with the flavorful shrimp just like a PB & J. You can’t have peanut butter without the jelly on your sandwich! This dish works the same way. Creamy cheddar grits and plump juicy shrimp just make my world go round with each bite I take! I can guarantee that you will find me curled up on the couch with my favorite blanket, my favorite show on and a big ole bowl of this in my hand every other week this winter season.

The simplicity of this dish is astounding. There are truly only two main ingredients to make this dish what it is: shrimp and corn grits. All of the other ingredients in between are what help make it come to life. But, not only do the ingredients make it simple, the cooking method and time it takes to prepare contribute to it as well.

So, how tasty and simple can this be? Well I will be happy to tell you! Cajun seasoning with fresh squeezed lime juice on the shrimp gets cooked to perfection in no more than 6 minutes then tossed with crisp corn pieces cut off the cob and then lays on a bed of freshly grated cheddar cheese, freshly minced oregano and spices are added to the grits to make them creamy with subtle hints of texture throughout.

My mouth is watering as we speak! It’s truly such a dreamy and it’s one that isn’t too heavy despite its creamy texture. I can guarantee this will satisfy any cold weather cozy meal craving that arises. Plus, you will find that no matter if it’s a weekday, weekend, you are hosting or it’s a casual night in that this dish is perfect for any occasion during these cold weather months.

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Shrimp and White Cheddar Cheese Corn Grits

The holidays are over, but the winter season is still here. I don’t know about you, but I still crave cozy meals such as this one. You bet this shrimp and cheddar corn grits is definitely at the top of my list this winter season.



  • 2 Cups chicken broth
  • 1 Cup full fat oat milk
  • 1 Cup corn grits (Bob’s Red Mill brand)
  • 1 TSP salt
  • ¼-½ TSP black pepper
  • 1 TBSP fresh oregano, minced
  • ½ Cup freshly grated white cheddar cheese
  • 2 ears of corn, corn cut from the cobb.
  • 1 Lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 TSP cajun seasoning
  • Fresh lime juice from ½ lime
  • 2 TBSP safflower oil  
  1. If your shrimp isn’t peeled or deveined, peel, devein and wash your shrimp. Pat dry. Season with cajun seasoning. Set aside.
  2. Finely mince your fresh oregano, set aside.
  3. Grate your fresh white cheddar cheese, set aside.
  4. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Once boiling, add your corn on the cob and cook for 7-8 minutes until bright yellow and ends begin to brown. When done, remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled, cut the corn off the cob and set aside.
  5. Place a pot over medium heat, add your chicken broth and full fat oat milk. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, bring heat to low so it starts to simmer and slowly whisk in your corn grits. Add in your salt and pepper. Simmer over low, whisking often for 8-10 minutes.
  6. While grits are cooking, heat 2 TBSP safflower oil over medium heat. Add your seasoned shrimp and squeeze your lime juice into that pan. Cook shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side until pink. Add in your prepared cooked corn and toss to mix well. Remove from heat.
  7. When grits are cooked, remove from heat and stir in cheese and oregano, mix well. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  8. When ready to serve, place cheesy, chive corn grits onto your serving platter of choice. Top with shrimp and corn mixture. Garnish with greens.
  9. ENJOY!
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October 9, 2023
The ingredient list is missing lemon slices, shallot and garlic.
July 5, 2023
Can I do this in a slow cooker instead of the oven?
October 19, 2021
So delicious!