Shrimp Creole Casserole

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Shrimp Creole Casserole is a delicious blend of creamy shrimp cooked over a bed of brown rice. Easy and delicious, it is the perfect, easy seafood fix!

close up of shrimp creole casserole in spoon

Seafood, seafood and more seafood!

It is no secret that living in the South affords us quick access to some of the best Gulf Coast seafood around. When the weather warms up, we love to do seafood as much as we love to grill!

Shrimp is a favorite here at The Buttered Home! You can search Shrimp on our site and we show you many different ways to cook it. Whether you want GRIT CAKES WITH SHRIMP, CRUNCHY OVEN BAKED SHRIMP or even a great appetizer like SPICY SHRIMP DIP, we have something for every taste!

With this recipe, we combine our love for the jewel of the Gulf Coast with the Southern classic method of cooking. The casserole!

Creole and Cajun Cooking

Deep in the heart of one of my favorite states in the Southern region, you can find some of the best food you will ever see on a plate. Some of the dishes you will find there are as old as New Orleans herself. Creole culture and Cajun culture are what make the great state of Louisiana a culinary melting pot of flavor and inspiration for cooks all over the world. We have penned this one Creole due to the method we use for seasoning the casserole.

There are some major differences in each style of cooking. Both equally rooted in French heritage with other cultures sprinkled in. Probably the best article I have found on explaining the difference is CREOLE VS CAJUN COOKING, by The Spruce Eats. If you are interested in food history it is a great read!

How to make it

One of the reasons we love a casserole in the South, is because of the ease of making. Dumping everything in one dish helps with cleanup and makes reheating a breeze. This casserole does require a little prep work but it will all be worth it!

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups uncooked quick brown rice (cook according to package directions and set aside)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons, butter
  • 1 pound, peeled and deveined shrimp, no tails
  • 4 oz sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook rice according to package directions. Pour Rice in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in shrimp and cook until pink, about 3 minutes. Drain shrimp and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to remaining oil in skillet. Cook sliced mushrooms in butter and oil until tender or about 2 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, salt, pepper and creole seasoning.
  4. Add shrimp back into pan with mushrooms then fold in cream and mushroom mixture. Mix well and heat through. Remove from heat and pour over rice in 9 x 13 pan.
  5. Top with shredded cheddar. Cover tightly with foil and bake 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 more minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes, serve and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

Can I use White Rice?

Yes! Any rice is fine. We are watching our figures here so brown is what I had on hand. The rice acts as a base and any can be used as long as it is fully cooked.

What if I can’t find Creole Seasoning?

That is an easy one! You can simply mix onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, thyme, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika and salt. Or any combination of those to make your own!

Do I use fresh or frozen shrimp?

Either will work just fine. Just make sure you drain and rinse either really well. As long as you do not have to devein them or remove the tails yourself, either will be great. Fresh is ALWAYS better but this has so much flavor frozen works really well too!

Southern Cooking with Creole origins

This Creole Shrimp Casserole is perfect for a quick supper, a Sunday church social or even as a thoughtful food gift. Using fresh or frozen shrimp makes it an easy supper alternative for any time of year.

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close up of shrimp creole casserole in spoon

Creole Shrimp Casserole

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Creole Shrimp Casserole is a delicious blend of creamy shrimp cooked over a bed of brown rice. Easy and delicious, it is the perfect, easy seafood fix!

Ingredients

  • * 1 and 1/2 cups uncooked quick brown rice(cook according to package directions and set aside)
  • * 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • * 2 tablespoons, butter
  • * 1 pound, peeled and deveined shrimp, no tails
  • * 4 oz sliced white mushrooms
  • * 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • * 2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning
  • * 8 oz Sour Cream
  • * 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • * Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook rice according to package directions. Pour Rice in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in shrimp and cook until pink, about 3 minutes. Drain shrimp and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to remaining oil in skillet. Cook sliced mushrooms in butter and oil until tender or about 2 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, salt, pepper and creole seasoning.
  4. Add shrimp back into pan with mushrooms then fold in cream and mushroom mixture. Mix well and heat through. Remove from heat and pour over rice in 9 x 13 pan.
  5. Top with shredded cheddar. Cover tightly with foil and bake 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 more minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 173Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 105mgSodium 823mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 12g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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