K's Fabulous Cheesy Shrimp & Grits

Photo by Kimberly R.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    cups chicken broth

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    cup regular grits (I used stone ground)

  • 1

    cup shredded cheddar jack cheese, divided (4 ounces)

  • 1

    cup shredded colby & monterey jack cheese (4 ounces)

  • 3

    tablespoons butter

  • 1/2

    T. Olive Oil

  • 6

    green onions, chopped

  • 1/2

    green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/2

    red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1

    clove garlic, minced

  • 8

    oz. smoked turkey sausage, diced into med.size chunks

  • 1-1/2

    lbs fresh shrimp, peeled

  • Creole Seasoning

  • 1

    (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Bring 4 cups chicken broth and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20-25 minutes, stirring often. Stir together grits, 3/4 cup Cheddar jack cheese, and Colby-Monterey Jack cheese. Mix olive oil and 2 T.butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add shrimp and sprinkle with desired amount of Creole Seasoning; cook a few minutes until almost done; remove from skillet. In same skillet saute green onions, bell peppers, and garlic, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender; remove. Heat remaining T. of butter and add smoked sausage; sauté until lightly browned; remove. Stir together green onion mixture, grits mixture, sausage, shrimp, diced tomatoes, salt & pepper. Pour into a lightly greased 2-3 quart baking dish. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar jack cheese Bake for about 40 min. Let stand 10-15 min.

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