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Easy Southern Shrimp and Rice Casserole

Easy Southern Shrimp and Rice Casserole

You might be asking yourself, “What is the best shrimp dish I can make?”  Well, I have a suggestion that I think you and your family are going to love.


This easy Southern Shrimp and Rice Casserole recipe is a classic family recipe from many years ago. Delicious shrimp, with onion, bell pepper, and celery, combined in a creamy sauce with rice and plenty of seasonings.  A taste of southern creole living in your very own kitchen.  This delicious recipe was inspired by my sweet Aunt Louise (Nanny).


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Are you looking for an easy authentic, southern seafood casserole to serve for dinner tonight?  This casserole will not let you down!  It’s rich and creamy and filled with shrimp and rice.  Is your family a rice or potato family?  My family growing up was a rice family.  We ate rice more often than we ate potatoes!  It probably had something to do with our rich Louisiana Cajun family heritage.


We ate shrimp and/or seafood much more often during Lent.  My dad would do a shrimp boil in our kitchen; pouring the boiled shrimp right into the kitchen sink to drain and cool.  If we weren’t eating shrimp, we were eating tuna, or some sort of fish every Friday. 


I vividly remember the fish courtbouillon (coo-bee-yawn) that he made.   My mom would make elbow macaroni with tuna in a red sauce.  Kinda like a tuna spaghetti-mac.  Delicious!

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How to make a Southern Shrimp and Rice Casserole Dinner


This shrimp and rice casserole recipe is easy enough to make on a weeknight. 


Step 1.  Buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined. 


Step 2.  Buy the frozen chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery.  Save yourself some chopping time!  But if you prefer to use fresh vegetables, use about 1 cup of chopped onion, 1/2 cup of chopped bell pepper, and 1/2 cup chopped celery. 


Step 3.  Saute the veggies in the butter for about 5 minutes.

sauteed onion bell pepper celery and shrimp

Step 4.  Add the shrimp, garlic, and seasonings.  Simmer for about 5 minutes  


Step 5.  Stir in the soups and rice.  Mix it all up really well.  


Step 6.  Pour into a casserole dish.

shrimp and rice combo before baking

Step 7.  Bake for about 40 minutes at 350 F. 


Step 8.  Serve and enjoy! 

shrimp and rice combo before baking

Southern Shrimp and Rice Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Delicious shrimp, with onion, bell pepper, and celery, combined in a creamy sauce with rice and plenty of seasonings. A taste of southern creole in your very own kitchen.  

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
  • 1 lb shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
  • 1 22-oz bag frozen seasoning blend (pre-chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery)
  • 2-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of cheddar soup
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  1. In a large pan, saute the onion, bell pepper, and celery mixture in the butter for 5 minutes.

  2. Add the shrimp, garlic, cajun seasoning, and black pepper. Simmer for about 5 more minutes.

  3. Add the soups and cooked rice. Mix well. Pour into casserole dish.  Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

  4. NOTE:  To save some time, use the pre-cooked rice that comes in a pouch.


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