The Delightful Delicacy: Keto-Friendly Shrimp and Grits

Indulge in the ultimate low-carb comfort food with this enticing recipe for Cheesy Keto Shrimp and Grits. With under 5 net carbs per serving, it’s sure to become a new favorite in your culinary repertoire!

overhead view of keto shrimp and grits in a green bowl on a wicker basket

In bygone days, shrimp and grits were a mainstay in many homes, and my classic Cheesy Shrimp and Grits recipe remains one of the most popular on this site. However, since embracing the keto lifestyle, I embarked on a mission to create a delicious low-carb alternative. These Keto Shrimp and Grits do not disappoint!

A Keto Twist on a Classic

To capture the essence of the classic recipe, I wanted the keto version to offer the same creamy, ultra-cheesy grits, perfectly tender shrimp, and a hint of spice. And that’s exactly what I accomplished!

For this delectable shrimp and cauliflower grits recipe, gather the following ingredients:

  • Cauliflower
  • Chicken broth
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Green Onions
  • Shrimp
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Heavy Cream
  • Spices: paprika, Italian seasoning, red pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper

close up of keto shrimp atop cauliflower grits

Preparing the Perfect Keto Shrimp and Grits

Let’s dive into the cooking process! Begin by simmering cauliflower florets in chicken broth until they reach a tender consistency. Once tender, drain any remaining broth and add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, butter, salt, and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash the mixture until it achieves the texture of traditional grits.

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While keeping the keto grits warm, turn your attention to the shrimp. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add the raw, shelled shrimp. Sprinkle the cajun spices evenly over the shrimp and stir well to coat. Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes until it turns pink and becomes tender. Then, add butter and heavy cream to the skillet, stirring to form a rich, creamy sauce.

butter sauce being poured over low carb shrimp and grits in a green bowl

A Low-Carb Delight

To assemble your low-carb shrimp and grits, divide the cauliflower grits evenly among four bowls. Top with shrimp, green onions, and a drizzle of the cream sauce for an exquisite keto dining experience.

Only 5 Net Carbs per Serving!

It may be hard to believe, but a heaping cup of cheesy cauliflower grits and approximately 1/4 pound of cajun shrimp with cream sauce amounts to less than 5 net carbs per serving. This dish truly offers the best of both worlds: incredible taste and guilt-free indulgence!

Try Riced Cauliflower for Added Convenience

Some may wonder if using pre-made riced cauliflower is a viable alternative. While it can work, exercise caution to avoid overcooking the cauliflower rice and ending up with mushy grits.

close up of low carb shrimp and cheese grits

Tips for Perfection

Here are a few tips to ensure your Keto Cheesy Shrimp and Grits come out just right:

  • Instead of water, simmer the cauliflower in chicken broth to infuse it with a savory flavor that helps conceal the taste of cauliflower.
  • For smoother cauliflower grits, use an immersion blender instead of a potato masher.
  • Opt for larger shrimp to retain juiciness throughout the cooking process.
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More Keto Comfort Foods to Savor!

If you’re yearning for more keto-friendly comfort foods, look no further! Take a peek at these delightful options:

  • Keto Chili: A personal favorite, this bowl of comfort contains just 8 carbs per serving.
  • The Best Keto Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this heavenly treat, boasting 2.4 net carbs per serving.
  • One Pan Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet: A true time-saver, this flavorsome dish is ready in just 20 minutes and has approximately 4 net carbs per serving.
  • Keto No Bake Cookies: These irresistible cookies, with just 1 net carb each, won’t leave you feeling guilty for going back for seconds.
  • Keto Tuna Casserole: With only 3.4 net carbs per serving, this casserole is a deliciously healthy option.

Explore More Exciting Keto Recipes

If you’re new to keto, I highly recommend trying my favorite Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites. With less than one net carb per bite, they’re perfect for meal prep. For a quick and easy low-carb dinner, don’t miss the One Pan Cabbage Casserole, which offers cheesy goodness with fewer than 9 net carbs per serving. And if you’re craving variety, give Keto Chocolate Cookies, Pimento Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers, or Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels a whirl!

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try this delectable keto-friendly version of an all-time favorite dish. Head over to Hook’d Up Bar and Grill to discover more innovative recipes that cater to your low-carb lifestyle.