Shrimp & Crab Cheese Pasta

Shrimp & Crab Cheese Pasta Recipe

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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

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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

  • 1cook pasta according to package directions & set aside.
  • 2Saute 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.
  • 3While 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
  • 4When 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.
  • 5Add 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)
  • 6Remove from heat and stir in pasta careful not to break the pasta up.
  • 7Serve 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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