Calling all seafood lovers! If you’re looking for an easy, but delicious way to prepare shrimp for a crowd, these 20 Shrimp Casserole Recipes are sure to hit the spot. From classic casseroles to healthier versions, each recipe highlights creamy sauce and fresh shrimp. Shrimp Casserole can be made with a variety of ingredients including rice, pasta, grits, various cheeses, vegetables, and even additional seafood. It’s a great way to get your family to eat low-fat, high-protein shrimp. And casseroles are easy too. They can be prepared in advance with minimal prep. It’s the go-to meal when you need protein, carbs, and fats all in one dish. Shrimp casserole fits various cuisines as well. From Cajun to Italian, you can spice it up any way that you like. Let’s get started!
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Obviously, we should start with the best! This casserole is full of a creamy, cheese gravy, sweet peas, and fluffy, white rice. Fresh mushrooms bring a meaty texture and flavor, which is a nice addition. It’s filling, hearty, and perfect for a weeknight dinner. It’ll be a new family favorite!
Shrimp and pasta absolutely go together, but make it a one-pot recipe with lots of cheese added? Amazing! A quick and simple shrimp casserole, full of al dente penne pasta, dried herbs, grated parmesan, and shredded mozzarella, this dish will cook up in no time. A simple cheese sauce is made with butter and flour to ensure all the ingredients come together.
Shrimp and Crab Seafood Casserole is elegant and will fit any occasion whether it’s a holiday, dinner party, or potluck. It elevates the traditional southern casserole into a “fancy” dish with the fresh crab and shrimp. The breadcrumb topping is buttery and gives the whole dish an amazing crunch.
If you’ve never had shrimp and grits, you’re probably not from the South! This casserole takes the classic southern dish and makes it a spicy, one-pot meal. The grits in this dish are anything but bland and boring. The ground corn porridge brings the jalapenos, wild-caught shrimp, and gouda cheese together in one delicious bite.
Shrimp Scampi is a classic Italian dish, but this recipe makes it even easier. Everything is baked in one dish, right in the oven - even the pasta. No need to bring out several dishes to whip up this delicious meal. You can even make it ahead of time if you know you’re going to be too busy to cook dinner.
If you’re thinking of Old Bay seasoning, this isn’t it. There isn’t any Old Bay seasoning in this shrimp casserole, but the flavors of this dish are definitely classic. Filled with long-grain rice, wild-caught shrimp, veggies, cream of shrimp soup, and cheese of course, this casserole is old-fashioned comfort food at its best.
If you’re looking for a healthy or lightened-up version of casserole, give this recipe a try. It still has all the delicious flavor from the shrimp, but a light Alfredo sauce and light ranch dressing are used to keep it creamy. Whole wheat pasta gives it a hearty feel, and the whole dish is topped with sharp asiago cheese.
Easy Baked Shrimp and Rice Casserole is topped with lemon slices to brighten the flavor of the shrimp, and to lighten up the whole dish. It does have cheese and cream of mushroom soup to keep it creamy, but it’s not as heavy as other casseroles made with a roux or gravy. This is also a quick cooking casserole - you can have the whole thing ready in 30 minutes.
If you have guests to wow, you have to make this cajun shrimp and quinoa casserole. It’s beautifully presented in a cast iron skillet. The quinoa gives it a hearty, but refreshing texture. It’s a great break from the common rice or pasta in casserole dishes. This casserole is delightfully light and tasty.
All of these shrimp casseroles have cheese, but the delicious thing about this particular casserole is, it has tomato puree in it. This helps cut the richness of the cheese and gives it a delicious tomato-based flavor. The peppers give the casserole a needed crunch to help add texture to the dish.
If lobster can go into mac n cheese, so can shrimp! This easy, baked shrimp mac n cheese is delectable and makes the traditional mac n cheese feel fancy. Shrimp is a lot cheaper than lobster, so it’s a great substitute if you want to have a date night meal on a budget. Make sure to use lots of shrimp in this dish - it makes a difference.
In case you didn’t want a spicy shrimp and grits casserole, I’ve added this version that’s reminiscent of the traditional southern shrimp and grits. It’s mild in flavor, but still cheesy and creamy - which is what we love about shrimp and grits! Fresh herbs brighten up this dish, so don’t skip those.
Stuffed shrimp may sound tedious, but in casserole form, it’s really not a lot of work. Butterfly some large shrimp, season them and place them in a casserole dish. Then all you have to do is spoon the filling into them and around them. That’s it! A super easy, delicious baked stuffed shrimp casserole.
14. Shrimp Parmesan
Shrimp parmesan is a fantastic dish to make if you want a saucy meat to spoon over veggies, rice, or pasta, or have something to dip crackers or chips in. The good thing about shrimp is it cooks very quickly, so you can have this done in under 20 minutes. Because it’s all made in a casserole dish, clean-up is super easy.
The spice of cajun shrimp balances perfectly with the cornbread dumplings in this casserole. It’s also very easy to make this dish gluten and dairy free if needed. Swap the flour with a gluten-free flour blend, and use a non-dairy milk, and you’ve got a healthy, hearty dish. There’s no butter or cheese in sight!
Just 8 ingredients and a casserole dish are all you need to whip up this Paula Deen Shrimp and Wild Rice Casserole. Even though it’s got Paula Deen in the name, the whole recipe only uses two tablespoons of butter - so it’s not that bad! Cream of mushroom soup brings it all together.
Think lasagna, but with shrimp, in a good way. This Make Ahead Shrimp Casserole uses three different cheeses, sour cream, plump shrimp, and al dente ziti pasta to bring you a fantastic make ahead meal. You can make this casserole up to two days ahead of time, then bake when you’re ready to eat. You can also freeze this (baked) casserole for up to 3 months.
This Mexican flavored casserole is vibrant, full of flavors, and not that spicy, so it’s family-friendly. It’s also low carb and under 500 calories per serving so you can feel good about feeding yourself or your family such a healthy, flavorful dish. It’s super cheesy. The kids will love it!
Another stuffed shrimp dish (because they really are easy), but this one features crab in the stuffing. Double the seafood and double the flavor. It’s buttery and meaty and cheesy - all the yummy things you want in a casserole. It’s perfect for wowing your friends at a potluck. This casserole will be loved by all.
Adding shrimp to a cheesy asparagus casserole turns this popular side dish into a full entree. You get protein from the shrimp and cheese, vitamins and minerals from the asparagus, and it’s low in carbs! You need five ingredients, and you can have this cheesy shrimp casserole ready to serve for any weeknight dinner.
There's something undeniably comforting about a piping hot casserole fresh out of the oven. And when it comes to combining incredible flavors, convenience, and a touch of elegance, few dishes do it better than shrimp casserole recipes. Whether you're a seafood enthusiast or just looking to elevate your weeknight dinner game, these delectable dishes are waiting to be savored.
And I'll leave you with one of my favorite shrimp casseroles from the Drizzlemeskinny.
21 Sublime Shrimp Casserole Recipes
- 1.5 cups cooked whole wheat pasta 225g I measure uncooked, see picture below for pasta info
- 1 cup diced peppers I used red and yellow
- ½ cup diced onion I used red onion
- 1 bunch or green onion
- 2 cups cooked shrimp I used the shrimp left over from a shrimp ring.
- ½ cup light alfredo sauce see picture below for my brand and info
- 2 tablespoon light ranch dressing
- 2 tablespoon grated fresh asiago cheese substitute with parmesan if you wish
- Boil your pasta in water in the stove until tender, drain. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9x13 casserole dish.
- Cut your peppers, onion and green onion and add to a large bowl, add in your shrimp and cooked pasta. Stir in your alfredo sauce and ranch dressing, mix well.
- Pour out into casserole dish and sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
- Makes 6 servings at 5sp or 5pp each (about 1 ⅓ cups each) Nutritional info (not including veggies) per serving Calories.. 186... Fat 3.5g... Saturated fat 1.3g... Carbs 28.8g... Fiber 4g... Sugars 2g.. Protein 9.8g