Keto Shrimp and Grits

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Keto shrimp and grits is the perfect creamy and cheesy breakfast with buttery, spicy shrimp on top. This recipe for keto grits is easy to make and a low-carb twist to a classic dish and it can be eaten for breakfast or as a side dish to a traditional Southern meal. Instead of using cornmeal, this recipe uses lupin meal, which has a very similar texture and flavor.

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Keto Grits Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 jalapeño, diced (optional)
  • 1 cup lupin meal
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (optional)

Keto Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp (thawed, deveined, peeled)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Keto Shrimp and Grits Directions

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Low Carb Shrimp and Grits Recipe

a bowl of grits with cooked shrimp on top and chopped herbs

This creamy, spicy keto shrimp and grits recipe is one of the best grits recipes! It keeps most of the taste and texture of classic shrimp and grits while being extremely low in carbs. These keto grits also have cream cheese and sharp cheddar that just takes this recipe to the next level. To make this recipe keto, we use lupin meal instead of corn meal. Lupin meal comes from the lupin bean which means it is mostly made up of fiber and it is very low in carbs. Since it has a silky texture with individual grains, lupin meal is the perfect keto replacement for cornmeal.

a layer of cooked shrimp on a pile of grits topped with chopped parsely

Keto Grits

To make the grits for our keto shrimp and grits, we use lupin meal or ground lupin beans. The texture and flavor of ground lupin beans is very similar to cornmeal and it’s very low in net carbs are it is mostly fiber. One cup of lupin meal has 4 g of net carbs in it.

Other keto grit recipes use cauliflower or almond flour to make up the grits; however, they don’t have a similar flavor to actual grits. You will be amazed at how close lupin meal comes to cornmeal in this low carb grits recipe.

Toppings for Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is a classic Southern dish. You can pull some additional Southern flavors into the dish by adding some delicious toppings. Our keto grits recipe is flavors with jalapenos and cheese, you can keep this basic recipe or you can omit those items.

Try adding these for additional yumminess:

  • Bacon
  • Onions
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Bell Peppers

Pour on additional cream and indulge for breakfast, brunch or dinner.


a big bowl of shrimp and grits with thyme on the side

The Best Shrimp to Use

Although you can use frozen or fresh shrimp for this keto shrimp and grits recipe, it’s best to use fresh medium to large shrimp. Stay away from the precooked shrimp because you want the flavors of the spicy shrimp to cook into the seafood.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Shrimp and Grits

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 532
Fat 40.8g
Protein 24g
Total Carbs 12.6g
Net Carbs 4.5g

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