These Shrimp and Grits Appetizer Cups are so cute, delicious, EASY, and fun. I love the creamy cheese grits topped with the most flavorful Garlic Butter Shrimp. This is the best EASY Shrimp and Grits Recipe that you can make for a main course, or split into individual small cups for deceptively simple yet elevated appetizer.
212 ounce packagesSeaPak Shrimp Scampi, prepared according to package instructions
3cupswhole milk or cream
1/2cupshredded cheddar cheese
1/4cupcooked bacon crumbles(for serving)
Cook Shrimp according to package instructions. Set aside, reserving the sauce separately.
Pour the milk and the sauce from the shrimp into a medium/large saucepan.
Heat the milk mixture over medium high heat, watching carefully. Just as it begins to boil, reduce heat to simmer.
Stir in the grits, butter, salt and pepper. Stir until butter melts and then add in the cheese, stirring constantly as it melts.
Once grits are the desired consistency (I usually stir for about 2-3 minutes), remove from the heat and place into 8 appetizer cups (SEE NOTE)
Top with 4 shrimp each and sprinkle with chopped parsley and bacon crumbles.
NOTE: You can serve this as 8 individual appetizer cups, or this recipe serves 4 as a main course. In that case you would divide the grits 4 ways and top with 8 shrimp each. The serving size is 1 appetizer cup serving.