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Shrimp Gravy over Cheddar Bacon Biscuits

Shrimp Gravy over Cheddar Bay Bacon Biscuits

Cream gravy with shrimp, over copycat Red Lobster biscuits made even better with bacon.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine seafood, southern
Servings 4 people
Calories 464 kcal


For the Cheddar Bay Bacon Biscuits

  • ½ cup unsalted cold butter diced
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 strips bacon cooked, chilled, and crumbled
  • seafood seasoning for dusting

For the Shrimp Gravy

  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined (roughly chopped, if desired, or left whole)
  • 8 oz mushrooms chopped
  • 3 Tbs olive oil divided
  • 3 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 2 cup half and half
  • ½ tsp seafood seasoning
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • garnish: chopped green onion and additional crumbled bacon


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.

For the Cheddar Bay Bacon Biscuits:

  • In a food processor (or in a large mixing bowl with a pastry cutter), pulse the flour, baking powder, salt, and butter. Add the cheese, bacon, and buttermilk and pulse until combined (or do this in a bowl with a fork).
  • Spoon biscuits onto a baking sheet making 8 biscuits. Sprinkle seafood seasoning over the tops. Bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown and toasty. Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the Shrimp Gravy:

  • Toss the shrimp in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with a good pinch each of salt, pepper, and seafood seasoning. Set aside.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until very lightly pink on one side, flip, and cook until very lightly pink on the other. Remove from heat and transfer the shrimp to a dish. Set aside (shrimp will still be raw in the middle).
  • In the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute, tossing occasionally, until softened and a little brown. Remove from heat.
  • In a large saucepan on medium-high heat, heat the butter and flour. Whisk until smooth. Cook a couple minutes, stirring regularly, to make a roux. Whisking constantly, slowly add the half-and-half. Cook, stirring constantly, on medium-high heat until mixture thickens to the consistency of gravy.
  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the shrimp, mushroom, and corn (the shrimp will finish cooking in the sauce). Add the seafood seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • To serve, gently fork split the biscuits, spoon gravy over the bottom biscuit half, and top with the top biscuit half. Spoon a little more gravy over top, and garnish with green onion and bacon crumbles.


Calories: 464kcal (23%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword biscuits and gravy, cheddar bacon biscuits, shrimp gravy
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