Shrimp & Crab Cheese Pasta

Shrimp & Crab Cheese Pasta

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Evelyn Beaudette

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@Sweety2all

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

  • 1 medium
    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(s)
    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)

How to Make Shrimp & Crab Cheese Pasta

Step-by-Step

  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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About Shrimp & Crab Cheese Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta Seafood
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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