Cheesy Shrimp on Grits Toast

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Cheese, shrimp—what more can you ask for?

Servings: 48 rounds
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3 (14 oz.) cans chicken stock
1 1/3 cups quick-cooking grits
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon half-and-half
1/2 cup Italian cheese blend
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled, deveined, fully cooked and chopped
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese





Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in grits, and return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, or until grits are thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan cheese and salt. Remove from heat. Spoon grits into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Cover, and chill at least 2 hours, or until firm.

Preheat Oven to 400ºF.

Un-mold grits onto a large cutting board. Cut out 48 (1 1/2-inch) circles using a round or fluted cookie cutter. Brush a large jellyroll pan with melted butter. Place grits rounds on pan.  Bake for 15 minutes. Turn grits, and bake 15 minutes more. Set aside. (Up to this point, the recipe can be prepared ahead. If preparing early, cover and refrigerate grit rounds until you are ready to top with shrimp mixture.)

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and half-and-half, stirring until combined. Stir in Italian cheese blend, parsley and shrimp. Top each grits round evenly with shrimp mixture. Top mixture with grated cheddar cheese. Broil 5 minutes, or until lightly browned and heated through.

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/Nov/Dec 2005 issue
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By a_felts on November 04, 2012


THESE ARE THE BEST!!!!! I served them at a party and EVERYONE LOVED THEM!!!

By monica Bankhead on May 29, 2012


Can you please give me the calories an nutrients for this dish?

By Steven Gaetano on April 01, 2012


Have you tried this with imitation crab meat? I'm allergic to shellfish, but this sounds delicious.

By Sherrie on December 28, 2011



By Kamryn on November 04, 2011


Had these at a party and they were so good. Even people who don't like grits will like this appetizer. Can't wait to have them again.

By Anonymous on October 01, 2011


A friend brought these over the other night and thry were fantastic! I'm making them this weekend for a get-together!

By Natalie on April 04, 2011


Made them for Christmas today! WONDERFUL! =)

By BNH on December 25, 2010


Made them for a housewarming party...delicious and easy to make.

By Anonymous on December 08, 2010


everyone loves this!

By Anonymous on April 12, 2010

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