Low Carb Shrimp And Grits Recipe

shrimp and grits without the carbs


  • 1 large head of cauliflower (or two bags, frozen – I’m a huge fan of using frozen vegetables!)
  • 1 quart chicken broth (optional – you can use water instead, but broth is tastier)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, and deveined
  • Salt to taste
  • Tony Cachere’s Cajun seasoning to taste


  1. Simmer cauliflower in chicken broth, or steam using water, until just fork tender
  2. Remove from heat and drain, reserving some of the broth
  3. Pulse in a blender, or lightly purée with an immersion blender until texture resembles grits
  4. Add butter and cheese, mixing until both are melted in.
  5. Add reserved broth to desired texture
  6. While cauliflower is cooking, fry bacon until crisp, remove from pan and crumble
  7. Sauté onions in bacon grease until translucent
  8. Add garlic, shrimp, salt, and Tony’s seasoning, sautéing until shrimp have turned pink and are done
  9. Add crumbled bacon, and stir to combine
  10. To serve, divide cauliflower “grits” between four serving dishes
  11. Top with shrimp mixture
  12. Enjoy!