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Cauliflower Grits and Shrimp Recipe

Cauliflower Grits and Shrimp are easy enough for a busy weeknight, tasty enough for company and the perfect recipe for a low-carb, gluten-free diet!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 453kcal


  • 4 cups cauliflower rice about 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun spice
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 slices cooked and crumbled bacon or turkey bacon
  • ¼ cup green onion chopped


  • Cut cauliflower florets from center stalk. Process florets in a food processor until they resemble "rice." Set aside.
  • Add shrimp, 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and Cajun spice to a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Heat remaining oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
  • Add onions and garlic and saute for about 3 minutes or until onions are soft.
  • Add cauliflower rice to pan and stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir cheese into cauliflower rice.
  • Move rice to serving dish.
  • Add shrimp to skillet and cook over medium-high heat in a single layer for 3 minutes.
  • Stir and cook for about 3-4 minutes more or until shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  • Spoon shrimp over cauliflower rice and top with bacon and green onion.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 329mg | Sodium: 1253mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1205IU | Vitamin C: 84.9mg | Calcium: 419mg | Iron: 3.9mg