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Whole30 Creole Shrimp and 'Cheesy Grits'

This Creole Shrimp and 'Cheesy Grits' is a cajun classic made healthy. It is pure comfort food but Paleo, Low Carb and Whole30.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Keyword gluten free, low carb, whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 256kcal
Author Sara


Creole Shrimp

  • 1 lb Raw Shrimp large, peeled & deveined
  • 4 strips Bacon
  • 1 ½ Tbls Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced

Cheesy Grits

  • 12 oz Frozen Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 Tbls Ghee
  • 1 cup Nutpods Original or coconut milk
  • 1 Tbls Nutritional Yeast
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbls Fresh Parsley chopped


  • Using kitchen shears, cut the bacon into bite sized pieces and add to a cold cast iron skillet
    Turn the heat to medium and cook until bacon is crispy and fat is rendered
    Remove the cooked bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside
    Discard all but about 1 Tbls of the bacon fat in the pan
  • Keeping heat on medium, add the onion and bell pepper to the skillet with the bacon fat and saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally
    Add the garlic and ½ Tbls of the creole seasoning to the pan and saute another 2 minutes
    Remove the veggie mixture and set aside
  • Add more bacon fat or oil to the pan if needed and turn to medium/high heat
    Add in the shrimp and remaining creole seasoning - cook for about 4-5 minutes while stirring occasionally
    Shrimp should be just pink and slightly curled
    Stir in the veggie mixture and bacon with the shrimp and remove from heat (you don't want to overcook the shrimp)

'Cheesy' Grits

  • Cook the cauliflower rice per the package instructions and add to food processor
    Add in the ghee, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast and garlic powder
    Start by adding in ½ cup of the Nutpods or coconut milk and pulse to combine
    Add in more of the Nutpods as needed until desired textured is reached - I like mine more on the creamy side
    Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed
  • Serve the creole shrimp over the grits and top with fresh parsley


Nutritional facts are auto-calculated and can vary based on ingredients or brands used


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 744mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1436IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg