What To Serve With Shrimp And Grits: 20 Tasty Side Dishes

Shrimp And Grits Side Dishes

Shrimp and grits is a tasty Southern dish that many people enjoy. But what can you serve with it to make your meal even better?

In this post, we'll look at some simple and delicious side dishes that go well with shrimp and grits. Get ready to make your next shrimp and grits meal even more delicious with these 20  great ideas!

Shrimp And Grits Side Dishes

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The best side dishes to serve with shrimp and grits are collard greens, biscuits, sweet potato fries, mashed sweet potatoes, tempeh, mac and cheese, rosemary bread, cornbread, green beans and potatoes, lima beans, cheesy breadsticks, creamy pea soup, baked potatoes, wedge salad, eggplant rollatini, fried okra, succotash, squash puppies, coleslaw, and parmesan roasted green beans. 

Now, let's get cooking!

20 Shrimp And Grits Sides

1. Collard Greens

Collard Greens

This is one of the most common side dishes served with shrimp and grits. Collard greens are healthy and feature ingredients like bacon, onions, sesame oil, collard greens, salt, and pepper to give you an incredible dish.

What's more, it is loved by kids too. So, cooking the dish is a plus for picky eaters at home.

2. Biscuits


Enjoy these crispy and fluffy biscuits with shrimp and grits. The tagged recipe will help you make the best savory biscuits featuring thyme, pepper, flour, milk, and butter.

You can make these biscuits in a big batch and then enjoy each according to your preference.

3. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries

Have you ever tried sweet potato fries? They are sweet, crunchy, and quite healthy. What's more, you can cook them quickly using your instant pot.

The recipe helps you cook yourself some perfectly seasoned and delicious sweet potato fries to serve with shrimp and grits. Try the tagged recipe and thank us later.

4. Mashed Sweet Potatoes 

Mashed sweet potatoes

If you don't fancy sweet potato fries, try mashed sweet potatoes instead. They are creamy, delicious, and worth a spoonful. You can serve the mashed potatoes with shrimp and grits and enjoy the mix of various flavors.

However, here is a helpful tip. Ensure that you serve a small amount of mashed potatoes only. A big serving may get too heavy with an already heavy and creamy dish. This may end up you wasting your food, so avoid that.

5. Tempeh 


Here is another unique side dish to serve with your favorite shrimp and grits. Tempeh is a soy dish filled with nutrients and proteins. The recipe features tempeh, garlic powder, soy sauce, vegetable broth, and other ingredients for a flavorful treat.

6. Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese

Raise your hands if you love mac and cheese and can't resist the amazing dish. If you are a fan, here is a good news for you.

Mac and cheese taste amazing with shrimp and grits. Both dishes are creamy and can get heavy. However, you can enjoy both by practicing portion control.

Also, if you like spicy mac and cheese, sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top and enjoy. You can also make cauliflower mac and cheese to consume fewer calories.

7. Rosemary Bread

Rosemary bread

Dip a slice of your homemade rosemary bread in shrimp and grits. The creamy dish tastes divine with soft and tasty bread.

You can make the best rosemary bread at home using the tagged recipe.

Ensure that you serve the bread fresh and while it is warm. This way, it won't go to waste, and you won't be disappointed with your food.

8. Cornbread


Cornbread is sweet and fluffy. It is a perfect bread for people who like having both these qualities in their food. Cornbread also pairs well with shrimp and grits, adding the much-needed sweet flavor to the dish.

We have tagged one of the easiest recipes to make the best cornbread at home. Try the dish and share your feedback with us.

9. Green Beans and Potatoes

Green beans and potatoes Shrimp and grits can also be served with green beans and potatoes. Both dishes complement each other, thanks to the wonderful ingredients adding the perfect flavors to your meal.

They also make a great duo for dinner on a busy weeknight. With most of the ingredients already present in your pantry, you can make a perfect meal for yourself and your family.

10. Lima Beans

Lima beans We also love pairing shrimp and grits with lima beans. Lima beans are creamy with many amazing benefits. They are also easy to cook and give you a wholesome dish to experience.

The tagged recipe shares simple steps to make the best lima beans with just a few ingredients. Give it a try.

11.  Cheesy Breadsticks

Cheesy breadsticks

You can make these cheesy breadsticks at home within 20 minutes. They work as a great side dish and are quite flavorful.

These breadsticks are also kid-friendly, so a win-win situation for you.

12. Creamy Pea Soup

Pea soup


A bowl of wholesome and heartwarming creamy pea soup is a winter treat. It is rich in flavors and has a perfect consistency. Pair your shrimp and grits with homemade pea soup and experience a wonderful food treat.

We have shared a wonderful recipe. It contains only five ingredients, so follow and get cooking.

13. Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes

Do you crave perfectly baked potatoes with shrimp and grits? If yes, make them using the tagged recipe.

We assure you that you will end up with fluffy and soft potatoes with heartwarming taste and aroma. You can season the potatoes according to your preferred spice level and also serve the potatoes with your favorite sauce.

It is a perfect and easy side dish to impress your guests.

14. Wedge Salad

wedge salad

You might have consumed a wedge salad from a restaurant, but it is about time that you make it at home. A wedge salad is pretty refreshing and crispy. It features lettuce topped with blue cheese, bacon, chives and tomatoes.

Serve the salad with your main dish and enjoy a nice crunch in your meal.

15. Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant rollatini

Bake a beautiful egg rollatini using the tagged recipe. It is a wholesome dish with eggplants, cheese, marinara sauce, basil, and other flavorful ingredients.

You can serve the dish with shrimp and grits and feed a crowd.

16. Fried Okra

Fried Okra

Are you looking for a simple side dish? Fried okra may tick all your boxes and give you a tempting dish to enjoy.

This is a classic Southern dish with all the elements to make you happy and satisfied with your meal.

17. Succutash


This is an easy recipe with amazing vegetables. It contains lima beans, corn, and other vegetables for a healthy meal. Serve it as a side dish, and create a fulfilling meal.

18. Squash Puppies

Squash puppies

These cute balls are made of yellow squashes with a soft interior and crispy exterior. You can make them flavorful with the relevant seasoning and enjoy every bite with joy.

19. Coleslaw


You can't go wrong with coleslaw. This is an ultimate comfort food and side dish that goes great with almost all main meals.

Serve it with shrimp and grits as well, and thank us later.

20.  Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

Parmesan roasted green beans

This is our final side dish option for you. Green beans alone can taste boring. So, roasted them using parmesan and made them as interesting as possible.

The cheesy green beans are crunchy and have an ideal aroma.

Best Side Dishes For Shrimp and Grits

  1. Collard greens
  2. Biscuits
  3. Sweet potato fries
  4. Mashed sweet potatoes
  5. Tempeh
  6. Mac and cheese
  7. Rosemary bread
  8. Cornbread
  9. Green beans and potatoes
  10. Lima beans
  11. Cheesy breadsticks
  12. Creamy pea soup
  13. Baked potatoes
  14. Wedge salad
  15. Eggplant rollatini
  16. Fried okra
  17. Succotash
  18. Squash puppies
  19. Coleslaw
  20. Parmesan roasted green beans

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What To Serve With Shrimp and Grits

Enjoy your homemade shrimp and grits with one of these 20 delicious side dishes. Learn to make mac and cheese, collard greens, coleslaw, parmesan green beans, rosemary bread and many more dishes.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp and grits
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


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  • Make a bowl of shrimp and grits at home.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can have baked potatoes, squash puppies, coleslaw, collard greens, lima beans, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, parmesan roasted green beans, mac and cheese, rosemary bread and cornbread.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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