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Whole30 Shrimp & "Grits"

A healthier take on a classic Southern dish.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 238kcal
Author Mary Smith


Shrimp & Sausage with gravy

  • 1 package Pederson's Natural Farms Smoked Sausage I found it at Wegman's
  • 1 lb frozen or fresh shrimp thawed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder

Garlic Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • ¼ cup almond milk or other dairy free milk like coconut


  • Place cauliflower pieces in a large pot and fill to cover them halfway with water. Bring to a boil and cook 10-15 minutes, until very tender.
  • Meanwhile, make the sausage and shrimp. Cut the link into 1/4 inch slices. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Once hot, add sausage pieces and thawed shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip the pieces and cook for another 2 minutes. Add spices and continue to stir. Add chicken broth and use spoon to scrape up any brown bits. Cook and let the chicken broth reduce by about half. Combine the arrowroot powder & water in a small dish, and stir the mixture into the sausage/chicken broth. It will thicken quickly - Turn heat to low and add more chicken broth if you need to thin it out at all (or you can add more arrowroot/water mixture if it needs to be thickened).
  • Once the cauliflower is done, drain all of the water out and return to pan. Add ghee, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chicken broth and mash together. Use an immersion blender to get them nice and fluffy!
  • Serve the shrimp/sausage and sauce over top the mashed cauliflower. Enjoy!


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Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 1872mg | Potassium: 1005mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 106mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2mg