shrimp & crab cheese pasta

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By Evelyn Beaudette
from Sun, LA

This is a favorite of my family. It's easy & very yummy. My family likes it hot so I spice it up with cayenne & cajun seasoning. I drempt up this dish when we were living in Grand Isle Louisiana. It's best with "fresh caught" shrimp & crab, but I have used frozen. It's very versatile so you can add whatever you think will taste good in it. We like to add broccoli.

★★★★★ 1 Review
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For shrimp & crab cheese pasta

  • 1 md
    chopped yellow onion (which ever you like is fine)
  • 4 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped red bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped yellow bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped orange bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped green bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 stick
    finel choppedcelery
  • to taste
    sliced shallots
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped parsley (fresh is best)
  • 1 lb
    25-30 count shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 c
    lump crab meat
  • 1 lb
    processed cheese cubed (i use velveeta)
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup (you can substitute with cream of shrimp soup)
  • 1 lb
    of your favorite pasta
  • 1/2 c
    can cream or seafood /chicken stock
  • to taste
    salt and pepper
  • to taste
    cajun seasoning (optional)
  • to taste
    cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 stick
    butter (or a 1/4 c olive oil)
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How To Make shrimp & crab cheese pasta

  • 1
    cook pasta according to package directions & set aside.
  • 2
    Saute first 9 ingredients, on a low to med heat, in the butter/oil until clear. Stir frequently, it is important not to let them brown.
  • 3
    While the veg are sauteing, put the cheese, cream/stock, & the mushroom soup in a sauce pan on low to med heat until the cheese melts. Stir frequently so that it doesn't stick. If you are going to add any fresh/frozen vegetables, cook them now also
  • 4
    When the veggies are clear add the shrimp, salt pepper, & other seasonings and cook until the shrimp are done. This usually takes about 5 min. The shrimp will produce some liquid.
  • 5
    Add the crab & cheese sauce to the shrimp & veggies (and the cooked fresh/frozen veggies) and heat for a couple of min. (If you want a thicker cheese sauce use less liquid in the melting process. You can always add liquid as needed while it's melting)
  • 6
    Remove from heat and stir in pasta careful not to break the pasta up.
  • 7
    Serve hot garnished with shalott tops and chopped parsley.

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