Shrimp and grits is a true Southern classic – savory, spicy, and delicious! If you’re wondering “What goes with shrimp and grits?” you’ve come to the right place!
So yeah, we know our shrimp and grits. That’s why we’ve put together this list for you. Now you’ll never have to wonder what to serve with shrimp and grits again!
What to Serve with Shrimp and Grits
1. Squash Casserole
Mildly flavored sweet squash folded into a creamy, cheesy sauce and topped with buttery cracker topping.
It’s what I had as my side dish the first time I ever ate shrimp and grits, and it’s still a favorite!
Get the Recipe: Southern Squash Casserole
2. Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread
Cornbread is one of our all around favorite side dishes, and it goes great with shrimp and grits.
This is cornbread taken to the next level, and then some. Bacon, cheddar and jalapenõs… best cornbread recipe ever!
Get the Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Cornbread
3. Fried Green Tomatoes
If you’re from the South, these Fried Green Tomatoes are a must in the summertime side dish.
Well seasoned and super crispy on the outside, with a tender and succulent inside, they’re perfect as an appetizer or side dish.
Get the Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes
4. Caesar Salad
If you want to master your salad game, this easy Caesar Salad recipe is a MUST!
Perhaps the most famous and popular salad on the planet, Caesar is so simple, yet so tasty. All you need is lettuce, crotons, parm cheese, and an awesome dressing. So good!
Get the Recipe: Caesar Salad
5. Green Beans Almondine
Green Beans Almondine is a beautiful side dish where vibrant French style green bean are tossed with brown butter, almonds, shallots, garlic and a squeeze of lemon.
Once you try it, you’ll be coming back again and again.
Get the Recipe: Green Beans Almondine
6. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto
Spring and summer demand colorful, light, refreshing salads. So here it is our Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad, but with major flavor bender… delicious basil pesto dressing.
It will be one of your new favorite salads to serve with shrimp and grits.
Get the Recipe: Cucumber Tomato Salad
Succotash is a classic side dish with corn kernels and lima beans, but regional variations include other vegetables and meats such as bacon.
It’s a great blend of sweet and salty, and it compliments shrimp and grits cakes wonderfully.
Get the Recipe: Succotash
8. Three Bean Salad
This easy Three Bean Salad recipe is a summertime potluck classic. But it goes so well with so many things, we love it all year long!
Fresh green beans are mixed with garbanzo beans and kidney beans, then all get tossed with a tangy dressing. It’s tasty, budget friendly, and one of our favorite sides for shrimp and grits.
Get the Recipe: Three Bean Salad
9. Creamed Spinach
This Creamed Spinach is going to be the new star of your side dish spread. It’s creamy, cheesy, and oh so comforting.
With just a few simple ingredients you can easily whip up this recipe, which is so much better than store bought.
Get the Recipe: Creamed Spinach
10. Sweet Potato Fries
These healthy and tasty alternatives to your basic French fries are sweeping restaurants across the country.
Now you can make them in your own home with this easy recipe!
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries
11. Wedge Salad
How about this classic wedge salad. Fresh, crispy and delicious. This goes great with your favorite steak, pork, chicken and fish.
It’s one of the most classic salad recipes for good reason!
Get the Recipe: Wedge Salad
12. Clam Chowder
This creamy Clam Chowder is the cozy bowl of seafood goodness you need in your life. The creamy, perfectly seasoned broth is loaded with clams and potatoes.
It’s a classic seafood restaurant side dish.
Get the Recipe: Clam Chowder
13. Sheet Pan Roasted Broccoli
Make this incredibly easy and addicting Sheet Pan Roasted Broccoli recipe for your loved ones. The healthy, crispy and amazingly flavored broccoli will taste just delicious.
This is a perfect veggie side dish for fried fish.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Broccoli
14. Corn Casserole
This Corn Casserole is not only scrumptious, but simple and easy too? Sounds good to me! With only 5 ingredients and 3 steps, it can’t get better than this.
It takes a little under an hour to make and yields 8 servings. I promise all 8 servings will be gone by the end of the night! It’s that good.
Get the Recipe: 5 Ingredient Corn Casserole
15. Southern Fried Okra
Fried okra is a classic summer side dish. This recipe shows you how to fry them up golden and crispy every time.
If you think you don’t like okra, this recipe will change your mind!
These buttermilk biscuits are fluffy and tender. They only take four ingredients, you’ll love how easy they are!
They go great with shrimp and grits, and so many other dishes.
17. Southern Collard Greens
Nothing says Southern like collard greens. And let me tell you, this recipe is the best!
Trust me, you’ll keep coming back to this one time and time again.
18. She-Crab Soup
If you’ve ever been to the Carolina Lowcountry, you’ve surely had she-crab soup.
This creamy and flavorful soup only takes about 25 minutes, but tastes as good as any fancy restaurant!
19. Hush Puppies
These deep fried hush puppies are so good! They’re great for snacking, make tasty sides for a variety of dishes.
Skipped the mix, these homemade hushpuppies are worth the effort!
20. Fried Apples
Indulge in the flavorful delight of our Fried Apples Recipe! These tart, sweet, and perfectly spiced apples are a delightful addition to any meal or a tempting dessert.
With their simplicity and undeniable deliciousness, they have captured the hearts of all as a beloved comfort food.
21. Southern Style Green Beans
We love the heavenly flavors of slow-cooked Southern Green Beans. These tender and melt-in-your-mouth string beans are paired with savory onion, garlic, and bacon.
Prepare for a scrumptious experience.
22. Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
This Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe is the best copycat of Red Lobster’s famous garlicky, cheesy biscuits that are ready in under 20 minutes at home! If you love a warm biscuit, you’re going to love these copycat cheddar bay biscuits.
23. Sweet Tea
Nothing says “Southern” like a nice cold glass of sweet iced tea. You probably don’t need a recipe for it, but this list would have been incomplete without it!
24. Pickled Okra
These pickled okra are great to have around, either as an ingredient for a number of dishes, or just to munch on.
This recipe uses the refrigerator method, eliminating the need for canning.
Bring the flavors of New Orleans to your kitchen with this authentic Gumbo recipe!
It is made with a dark roux, fresh veggies including okra, and your choice of meat, making every spoonful of this Gumbo so delicious and comforting.
26. Oysters Rockefeller
In this classic dish, the Rockefeller name refers to the dollar bill-green color of the sauce, and its richness, as it’s loaded with butter, garlic, spinach and herbs.
Another New Orleans invent since 1889. We approve of it big time. Yummy…
27. Strawberry Spinach Salad
Everyone’s favorite summer salad gets just a little heartier. Add perfectly grilled, juicy tender chicken thighs to regular strawberry spinach salad, give a dash of creamy poppy seed dressing and you are set for one tasty meal any time of the day this summer.
28. Candied Yams
This classic candied yam recipe is too good! Sweet potatoes, tender and glazed in a buttery syrup, create a delightful and cherished addition to your holiday and Sunday dinner table.
The rich flavors and Southern charm of this authentic soul food dish will leave your loved ones smiling and satisfied.
29. Lobster Bisque
Don’t get intimidated by the idea of making bisque in your kitchen. This is an easier take on the classic.
This creamy soup is made with delicious lobster tails, fresh herbs and seafood stock.
17. Corn Fritters
Anything fried has to taste good, right?
These corn fritters consist of bites sized morsels of fried dough loaded with tender corn kernels. Yum!
So many sides for shrimp and grits to choose from. Which one will you try first?
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- Squash Casserole
- Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Caesar Salad
- Green Beans Almondine
- Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto
- Three Bean Salad
- Creamed Spinach
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Wedge Salad
- Clam Chowder
- Sheet Pan Roasted Broccoli
- Corn Casserole
- Southern Fried Okra
- Southern Collard Greens
- She-Crab Soup
- Hush Puppies
- Fried Apples
- Southern Style Green Beans
- Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- Sweet Tea
- Pickled Okra
- Oysters Rockefeller
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Candied Yams
- Lobster Bisque
- Corn Fritters
- Pick a recipe that looks good.
- Gather ingredients.
- Enjoy your new favorite side for Shrimp and Grits.
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