Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits

Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits is an easy weeknight meal, packed with flavor and cheesy goodness, plus there’s bacon!

Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits

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Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits

I love cheese grits. It’s in my blood. Cheese grits and fried fish are a Southern staple, at least they were in my family. I’m not even sure why I didn’t make cheese grits and fried fish for this post, it would have been a good idea- perhaps for another time.

When I got this month’s American Gluten Free box and saw the grits I knew I wanted to make Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits. I’ve been craving shrimp and grits for awhile. I’m a sucker for anything with cheese. Plus, there was Pamela’s cornbread mix. It was a perfect combo.

These grits were a bit different than the ones I usually buy, still gluten free, but they are made from rice. I was a bit hesitant at first but turns out they are amazing.

The Delta Blues Rice Grits in this month’s American Gluten Free Box were just as creamy as corn grits but made of United States grown rice. It’s not often that you find American-grown rice, so I was really excited to try them. We are huge rice eaters (blame by Peruvian-Japanese husband, it’s in his blood) so finding a brand that is as local as you can get to us is pretty awesome.

It’s one of the things I love about getting my American Gluten Free box each month, I’m always getting to try new brands that I might not have heard of otherwise.

Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits

Quick and Easy

I love dishes that are quick and easy and these Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits fit the bill. The grits take about 20 minutes (about the same time as rice) and shrimp cook really quickly. The corn muffins that we had on the side cooked in about 20 minutes as well so it was definitely an easy dinner.

You may have noticed that with my shrimp, there is also some bacon. Why? Because I am of the opinion that bacon makes everything taste better! I love the salty little bites it adds. Plus, my toddler won’t eat shrimp, but she will eat bacon, so her dish was cheesy grits with bacon!

I hope you love this dish, it may not be completely traditional, but it is delicious and easy to make. Plus, for all of you who can’t have corn, these rice grits are perfect!

If you love rice as much as we do, be sure to check out my Peruvian Arroz con Pollo. This traditional Peruvian Dish is packed full of flavor!

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Happy Gluten Free eating!

Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits
Cheesy Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits
Amanda Kanashiro
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    Cheese Grits
  • 1 cups grits (I used Rice Grits, but corn can be used)
  • 1 cup gluten free chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 pieces bacon, cut up
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free cajun seasoning
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon butter

    Cheese Grits
  1. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT cheese in a small pot.
  2. Bring to boil over medium heat.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Lower heat to low.
  5. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add cheese and stir.
  1. Zest lemon until you have about 1/2 a teaspoon.
  2. Sprinkle lemon zest and cajun seasoning over shrimp. Set aside.
  3. Cook bacon in a pan. Remove the bacon, leaving the grease.
  4. Add the shrimp to the pan, cook for about 2 minutes on each side over medium heat.
  5. Squeeze lemon over shrimp.
  6. Toss and continue cooking until shrimp are cooked through.
  7. Turn of heat and remove shrimp and add one tablespoon butter to the pan.
  8. Allow butter to melt with lemon juice and seasonings.
  9. Add back shrimp. Stir to coat.
  1. Serve cheese grits topped with shrimp and bacon.

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Perfectly Free Frozen Dippers with Allergy Friendly Sprinkles

Ice cream and sprinkles go hand in hand, these perfectly free frozen dippers and allergy friendly sprinkles are sure to add some fun into any day!

Allergy Friendly Sprinkes

This post is part of a collaboration between perfectly free and My Gluten Free Miami, all opinions are my own.

Party Time!

One of my favorite things to have at a party is an ice cream bar. Ice cream is always delicious, but with toppings? It’s even better! There are so many delicious things to add to a bowl of ice cream, but everyone knows ice cream on a stick is more fun.  I am

That’s where perfectly free comes in! These delicious frozen bites of coconut ice cream wrapped in chocolate, caramel, blueberry or cherry are perfect for turning into ice cream pops!

Perfectly Free Frozen Bites

Perfectly Free

I am totally in love with perfectly free frozen bites and how great they are for get togethers. If you missed my post on throwing an Allergy Friendly Birthday Party, be sure to check it out!

Perfectly free frozen bites are free of all the top 8 allergens, but you’d never know it. Even my coconut-hating husband loves them. The center is so creamy and the coatings are delicious. No matter what your mood there is a flavor you are sure to love. Did I mention they are non-gmo as well?

Allergy Friendly Sprinkles

Allergy Friendly Sprinkles

I racked my brain trying to co me up with fun sprinkle ideas that: a) wouldn’t be full of food coloring and b) would taste amazing. Yes, I could have rolled the perfectly free frozen bites in colored sugar, but anyone can do that. If I’m gonna through a party with a sprinkle bar, I want it to be a little bit different! These are the toppings I came up with:

Shredded Coconut

Mini Chocolate Chips (Top 8 Free)

Sun Butter

Chocolate Sauce (Top 8 Free Chocolate Chips and a little bit of coconut oil to smooth it out)

Crushed Freeze Dried Blueberries

Crushed Freeze Dried Raspberries

Allergy Friendly Spinkles

It was so much fun dipping the bites into the different toppings. My personal favorite was chocolate with sunbutter and coconut. Anything with sunbutter and chocolate is my favorite.

I loved the tang that the freeze dried fruit added and best part? It didn’t add any processed sugar.

Allergy Friendly Sprinkles

Perfectly free frozen bites are perfect for any get-together. The allergy friendly sprinkles make them even more fun, besides, who doesn’t love ice cream on a stick? It’s my new favorite way to eat perfectly free frozen bites!

If you haven’t tried perfectly free bites yet, you are missing out! Be sure to talk to your grocery store and let them know you want to have perfectly free frozen bites in stock.

You are going to want plenty on hand for your ice cream and sprinkles bar! What’s your favorite ice cream topping? Share in the comments!

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Burger {Gluten Free}

Burgers are fantastic, but a Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Burger with provolone, mushrooms, onions, and jalapenos is better!

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed BurgerThis post is sponsored by Three Bakers. My Gluten Free Miami appreciates their support! All opinions are my own.

Burger Time!

There is nothing better than a good burger. There is a reason why Jimmy Buffet wrote a song about cheeseburgers. They are amazing! Unfortunately for Celiacs and those who are gluten free, getting a good burger takes a bit more work. Very few places offer safe burgers or decent gluten free buns. I’m okay with eating a burger in a lettuce wrap, but there is just something about biting into a soft bun.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Burger

Three Bakers SnackersThree Bakers

I recently discovered Three Bakers brand when they came out with their snackers. They make these delicious honey graham, chocolate chip, and double chocolate cookies and cheese crackers that are reminiscent of goldfish (but better!). My toddler loves them. The snackers remind me of the teddy graham style snacks I ate as a kid, but healthier!

Once I saw the snackers I had to check out Three Bakers and discovered that they have all kinds of products! Breads, pizza crusts, pizzas…all the kinds of goodies. I was so excited when I got a package of their hamburger buns for my Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Burgers.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Burger

Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities to eat gluten free. We went on vacation there (the teacher in me is quite the history buff!) right after I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and it was like gluten free heaven. There were so many places that had gluten free goodies for me to try! I even had a gluten free cheesesteak (of course I think my husband had 3 or more…he had to get one at all the famous places!). Such great memories from that trip.

philly cheesesteak stuffed burger

This burger is in honor of that trip. Bringing together two of my favorite things- burgers and cheesesteaks. These burgers are super easy and full of all the goodness of a cheesesteak. Plus they are really easy to make! Stuff your burger with sauteed mushrooms, onions, jalapenos and grill, put it on a soft Three Bakers Gluten Free bun and you are all set. You will not regret grilling up a Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Burger.

No one will ever know that these buns are gluten free! They are so tasty. I like to grill mine just a little bit before adding the burger. I’m loving the Three Bakers buns for my burgers. Even my toddler grabbed one and quickly told everyone it was yummy!

This recipe is perfect for Summer Grilling! What are some of your favorite foods to grill in the summer? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

{Gluten Free} Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Burger
{Gluten Free} Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Burger
Amanda Kanashiro
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  • 1 and 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 sliced jalapeno
  • 8 ounces provolone cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Three Bakers Gluten Free Hamburger Buns

  1. Sautee onion, mushrooms, and jalapeno.
  2. Mix hamburger meat with salt and pepper.
  3. Divide into four portions.
  4. Press out each portion into thin circle.
  5. Fill with sliced cheese and onion mixture.
  6. Fold hamburger over and seal.
  7. Grill to desired doneness.

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Easy Grilled Gluten Free Ribs with a Sweet and Spicy Dry Rub

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #getgrillingamerica #CollectiveBias

Crave-worthy, easy, grilled gluten free ribs with the perfect sweet and spicy dry rub are a must have at any BBQ.

Easy Grilled Gluten Free Ribs

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