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Bayou Country Seafood Casserole

Seafood is a popular food in our area. Since crabs and shrimp are so plentiful in our bayous and rivers, they're used in a variety of recipes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 4 slices day-old bread, cubed
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and celery in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add soup and shrimp; cook and stir over medium heat 10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Stir in the rice, crab, bread cubes, cream, onion tops and seasonings.
  • Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over casserole. Bake uncovered at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 329 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 822mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • acooley1
    Jan 28, 2014

    I think we might be the only ones to try this that didn't really care too much for it. I can't quite put my finger on it, but this just didn't impress us. It looks like a lot of other folks have loved this recipe, so don't let my one "meh" review scare you away. It was edible...just didn't suit our tastes.

  • maryilyes
    Apr 3, 2013

    I made a few alterations and doubled the recipe, it was a hit! I omitted the bread cubes and added shredded cheddar towards the end of baking. I used imitation crab and shrimp, another time shrimp & scallops all was very good.

  • Margielou_wa
    Feb 4, 2012

    My family says this recipe is a keeper. I used all shrimp since that is our favorite sea food and it was delicious.

  • mommyliz
    Feb 3, 2012

    The family loved this. I used lobster, crab, and shrimp. Next time I will leave out the bread, it doesn't need it.

  • Hannah0418
    Oct 10, 2011

    Fabulous! i doubled recipe for thanksgiving dinner and took KarenML's suggestion, 2lbs shrimp and 1lb scallops and omitted crab. used ritz cracker topping. the dish received rave reviews from my family. my niece said it tastes like the Outer Banks Sampler at Red Lobster. Highly Recommend this one!

  • jmkasprak
    Nov 12, 2010

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  • grammijudi
    Jun 14, 2009

    This is an awesome recipe! I absolutely loved it and so did everyone who ate some. I will definitely make this again and again!

  • KarenML
    Feb 10, 2009

    OMG this was sooooo good! I made this for my sister's birthday and I DOUBLED it, we love leftovers. I used two pounds of shrimp and a pound of bay scallops and no crab meat. I also cooked extra rice which I added after adding all the other ingredients.

  • glendalw
    Dec 18, 2008

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  • MajorGSP
    Jul 31, 2008

    Excellent!On my second attempt, I added about one-half pound browned andouille sausage. It was even better if that's possible!