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Uncle Pooh’s Shrimp, Sausage, And Grits

This classic Southern dish is the ultimate comfort food. Tender shrimp and savory sausage are served on a bed of creamy grits, creating a deliciously satisfying meal that's perfect for any occasion.

Tasty Team
99% would make again
Uncle Pooh’s Shrimp, Sausage, And Grits


for 6 servings

  • 3 cups whole milk (720 mL)
  • 3 cups heavy cream (720 mL)
  • 1 cup white corn grits (170 g)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (50 g)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion, minced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb andouille sausage (455 g), sliced
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup chicken stock (240 mL)
  • 1 lb large raw shrimp (455 g), peeled and deveined
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
  • thinly sliced scallion, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 953
  • Fat 84g
  • Carbs 26g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 14g
  • Protein 39g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a medium pot, stir together the milk and heavy cream over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Slowly whisk the grits into the pot. When mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low. Add 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  4. Continue whisking the grits frequently for 10-15 minutes until mixture thickened.
  5. Remove the grits from the heat. Add the butter and cheddar cheese, and whisk to incorporate. Set aside.
  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
  7. Add the onions, peppers, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes until onions and peppers have softened.
  8. Add the sausage. Cook until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  9. Slowly add the chicken stock. Stir until well-incorporated.
  10. Add the shrimp. Cook until pink in color, about 3 minutes.
  11. Add the cayenne, remaining teaspoon salt, and remaining ½ teaspoon black pepper. Add additional cayenne pepper, if desired.
  12. Remove from the heat and spoon the sausage and shrimp mixture over the grits.
  13. Sprinkle scallions on top, if desired.
  14. Enjoy!
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Uncle Pooh’s Shrimp, Sausage, And Grits