Seafood Casserole Au Gratin

This warm and creamy seafood casserole au gratin is a perfect all-in-one solution for a busy weeknight or buffet table!  Comfort food at its finest!

Seafood Casserole Au Gratin

Seafood Casserole Au Gratin

Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 6
Calories 602 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cubed (one block)
  • cups heavy cream
  • 12 oz cooked crabmeat, canned or thawed
  • 8 oz raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¾ cups cooked rice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp hot sauce
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½  cup butter-flavored crackers, crushed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • In a large oven-safe skillet, saute the onion, celery, green pepper and mushrooms in 2 tbsp butter until soft.  
  • Stir cubed cream cheese and remaining butter into the vegetables until melted and well incorporated.  Mix in heavy cream.
  • Add crabmeat, shrimp, rice, garlic powder, hot sauce, cayenne, and salt to the skillet and combine with vegetables.
  • In a small bowl, combine cheddar cheese and cracker crumbs. 
  • Sprinkle cracker crumb mixture over the top of the seafood mixture.
  • Transfer skillet to oven and bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Serve hot.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Hack:  Feel free to use your favorite vegetables in this casserole or whatever you have on hand.
  • Hack:  Frozen or dehydrated vegetables can be used in this recipe.
  • Hack: Canned or jarred mushrooms can be used in this recipe.
  • Hack:  Feel free to use your favorite seafood in this recipe or whatever you have on hand.
  • Hack:  One 12 oz can of evaporated milk can be substituted for the cream.
  • Hack:  Shrimp can be purchased individually from the seafood counter at most grocery stores.  They can be purchased frozen in larger portions if you wish to keep some on hand.  Thaw needed amounts before cooking.  
  • Hack: Seafood can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator.  It can be thawed more quickly by placing it in a sealed bag and submerging them in a bath of cold water for about an hour.
Keyword baked, casserole, crab, creamy, hearty, seafood, shellfish, shrimp, stir fry, vegetarian

Did you know?  Shrimp is a healthy addition to your diet.  It provides a high amount of nutrients that aren’t abundant in other foods!

Suggestion:  Serve this dish with some freshly made authentic naan bread!

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Creamy garlic parmesan chicken is a quick and easy one-skillet meal that’s low in carbs and calories but rich in flavor!!

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

(Courtesy:  Arty Garland)
Course Main Course
Servings 3
Calories 450 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ lb skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 3 strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (1 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ½ cup chicken bouillon
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup Parmesan, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown on all sides. Remove from the pan.
  • Add mushroom and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan.
  • Turn heat to medium. Melt butter in the pan, add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add flour and cook until it simmers, stirring constantly.
  • Add bouillon, heavy cream and Parmesan, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring back to a simmer and cook for one minute or until thickened.
  • Add spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms to the cream mixture and bring to a simmer. Add chicken and cook until it registers an internal temperature of 160℉, 7-10 minutes.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Keyword chicken, creamy, easy, fast and easy, garlic, healthy, low calorie, low carb, one pan meal, one pan recipe, one skillet meal, parmesan cheese, quick and easy, spinach

Did you know?  Chicken is a great source of protein and has been linked to a variety of health benefits.

Suggestion:  Serve this with a tasty side of baked rice pilaf!

Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

This easy cheesy buffalo chicken dip is a good solution for leftover chicken! While it’s great with chips, try dipping french fries or making grilled cheese!

Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 4
Calories 190 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup cream cheese (2 oz)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp sriracha or red pepper sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Heat cream cheese and sour cream in a small saucepan over medium until smooth and bubbly. 
  • Stir in chicken and hot sauce.  Continue stirring until the dop is heated through.
  • Serve warm with chips or bread.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Hack: To reheat this dip, microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring at each one, until heated through. Alternately, cover and heat in a 350℉ oven until heat through (about 15 minutes).
Keyword buffalo, buffet, cheesy dip, creamy, creamy dip, easy, fast and easy, football snacks, hot dip, party food, quick and easy, spicy, sriracha, warm dip

It’s safe to say that most people have strong feelings about spicy food.  You either love ’em or you hate ’em.  But did you know that eating spicy foods can benefit your heart health as well as boost your metabolism and control your appetite?  Check it out here!

Suggestion: Serve this with warm naan flatbread or oven-roasted french fries!

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