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Cheesy Shrimp & Grits

Made right in your electric pressure cooker, this shrimp and grits recipe is full of flavor and texture and can be made in 30 minutes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Time to pressure & resting time after cooking12 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Quick and Easy Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Louise


Seasoning Blend

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fine grind sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

Shrimp & Grits

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces chorizo sausage
  • ½ cup stone-ground grits
  • ½ cup multi colored quinoa
  • cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup onion ½" dice
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into ½" strips
  • 12 ounces large shrimp thawed and shells removed
  • 4 ounces Dubliner cheese (About 1 cup shredded) or any cheese you like
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • Prep all the ingredients. Dice the onion into ½" dice, cut the pepper into ½" strips, grate the cheese, thaw the shrimp in cold water if needed.
  • Turn the Ninja Foodi on high sear/sauté and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, but not smoking, add the chorizo sausage and break up into small pieces. When the sausage begins to sizzle, add the onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the seasoning blend, quinoa, and grits. Stir well. With the sear/sauté still on high, deglaze the pot with chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pot to ensure any stuck on bits have been removed. Turn the sear/sauté off.
  • Add in the pepper strips and place the pressure lid on, turn the valve to seal. Select the pressure setting on high and set the time for 3 minutes. When the pressure cook time is up, allow the pot to natural release the pressure for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and stir.
  • Add the thawed shrimp, cream, and cheese. Stir well and make sure the shrimp are under the grits/quinoa mixture so they cook. Put the pressure lid on and let sit for 7-10 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked.
  • Serve and top with green onions if desired. Enjoy!


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Serving: 1cup | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1201mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1695IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 2mg