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Low Carb Shrimp and Grits – Keto Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Low Carb Shrimp & Grits Recipe

Join me for a Highfalutin’ Original Recipe remake, this time for a keto version of the popular seafood dish Shrimp & Grits. Luscious, velvety, low carb “grits” get topped with garlicky shrimp and bacon for a true taste of the coastal South.

I love corn grits, and I miss them a lot. Like, a lot a lot. But this dish helps to curb those cravings. It’s so easy, yet perfect for weeknight meals at home and fancy enough for company. A definite family favorite!

Low Carb Shrimp and Grits Recipe
Keto Shrimp & Grits – Southern Shrimp and Grits

Low Carb Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits

Recipe by Wes Shoemaker – Highfalutin’ Low Carb
4.2 from 5 votes
Course: Entrees, SeafoodCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Luscious, velvety, low carb “grits” get topped with garlicky shrimp and bacon for a true taste of the coastal South. Fresh shrimp is great but thawed, frozen raw shrimp works well, too!


  • 1 lb. fresh raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 lb. frozen cauliflower florets

  • 4 oz. diced pancetta or bacon

  • 1 diced shallot, or 2 Tbsp. diced onion

  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic

  • 1/2 c. chopped scallions

  • 4 oz. shredded smoked gouda cheese

  • 3 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream

  • 3 Tbsp. butter

  • squeeze of lemon

  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • MICROWAVE the frozen cauliflower for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mash with potato masher until the consistency of grits. Add one tablespoon of butter, the heavy whipping cream and the smoked gouda cheese. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm.
  • SAUTE the pancetta or bacon on medium low heat until crispy. Remove and set aside. In the remaining bacon fat, add 2 tablespoons of butter and cook the shallots/onions until lightly browned. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • ADD the shrimp. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the shrimp are just cooked and still tender. Remove from the heat and mix in the reserved bacon/pancetta and scallions. Mix well.
  • SERVE the “grits” in a shallow bowl and top generously with the shrimp and sauce.

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  • You can easily substitute fresh cauliflower for frozen. You can also cook the cauliflower in a pot of shallow water on the stove instead of the microwave.

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Nutrition Facts

3 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories484
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 28.4g 44%
    • Total Carbohydrate 11.6g 4%
      • Dietary Fiber 3.5g 12%
    • Protein 32.6g 64%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


      1. OMG… I going to try this tomorrow night for dinner, Review to follow. I love you YouTube cannel battles by the way.

      2. ChapelHillBetsy

        I made this last night and OMG it was delicious! I used the frozen Argentinian Red Shrimp from Trader Joe’s and it was as good as using fresh shrimp. Even my non-cauliflower-loving husband ate the whole bowl and loved it! Thank you!

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