Shrimp and Salmon Seafood Casserole + Video

Shrimp and Salmon Seafood Casserole is a creamy blend of seafood, herbs, asparagus and four cheeses, with a crisp layer of Panko and parmesan.

As the weather gets cooler, I crave hot one-dish meals like this. This Shrimp and Salmon Seafood Casserole is a simple recipe that tastes complex. It’s a comfort meal with succulent shrimp and sautéed asparagus, bound together with gooey cheeses. I promise you haven’t had a casserole like this! Get ready to impress your friends and loved ones with a meal they won’t forget.

If you can’t get enough seafood, then you’ll want to check out my Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice and the Crispy Sheet Pan Salmon with Veggies.

This recipe is part of the Cozy Fall Recipe series in collaboration with Chef Natasha and other amazing Black food bloggers.

Overhead view of Shrimp and Salmon Seafood Casserole ingredients in individual glass bowls.
Ingredients for Shrimp and Salmon Seafood Casserole

What goes into a casserole?

A casserole is simply a meal baked in a casserole dish. With that in mind, the possibilities for a casserole are endless! Let’s go over the basics for preparing a casserole suitable for a dinner entree or side dish.

  • Proteins: Beef, chicken, fish, eggs, chickpeas, beans

  • Veggies: Broccoli, asparagus, carrots, and spinach are some of my favorites

  • Starch: Flour, pasta, potatoes, rice, bread

  • Cheeses: Mozzarella, parmesan, gouda, cheddar

Whatever ingredients you choose, pop your casserole in the oven for up to 45 minutes and get ready for the best meal of your life!

Preparing Shrimp and Salmon Seafood Casserole

First preheat the oven to 350 F. While the oven warms up, cut asparagus. Then melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a pan. Now add the asparagus spears and garlic powder. Stir for 3-4 minutes until the spears are tender.

Asparagus being sautéed in a pan with butter and garlic powder
Sautéed asparagus in butter and garlic powder

Add a pinch of salt and proceed to cook for another 1-2 minutes. Next, remove from heat and place aside in a mixing bowl. In the same pan, add a tablespoon of butter, salmon, garlic powder, paprika, and 2-3 pinches of salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Be sure not to overcrowd the pan during this process. Remove from heat and place the mixture in the same bowl as the asparagus.

After adding another tablespoon of butter to the pan, mix in the shrimp, garlic, paprika, and 2-3 pinches of salt. Cook for 3 minutes then remove it from the heat and add to the same bowl as the asparagus and salmon.

A close up view of chopped, seasoned and cooked shrimp in a skillet
Cooked shrimp

The Sauce

Now in a medium-size pot, stir heavy cream and cream cheese over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes. Gradually add a mix of white cheddar and mozzarella and stir continuously. Add the remaining butter over medium-low heat, stirring in flour until the mixture is smooth and bubbly.

Gradually add cheese to the mixture

Next, add parsley and tarragon until the sauce is thickened and bubbly. Then add salt and pepper while continuing to store. Let it simmer on low heat.

An overhead view of a cream sauce on a burner with visible parsley and tarragon
Parsley and tarragon added to the sauce

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour the cheese sauce over the seafood and asparagus mixture. Then pour this into the baking dish, layering with spring onions.

Cream sauce being poured over cooked shrimp and salmon
Sauce being poured over cooked shrimp and salmon

In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and dill then sprinkle the mixture evenly on top. Bake for 15-17 minutes then turn on the broiler for 1-2 minutes for a brown and crispy top. Garnish with spring onions and serve hot!

Mixture of Panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and dill for the topping
The finished product!

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Shrimp and Salmon Seafood Casserole

5 from 11 votes
Course: Dinner, SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

8-10

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

169

kcal

Ingredients

  • 12-16 Shrimp (medium, sliced in half)

  • 4 oz Salmon (sliced or diced)

  • 1 bunch Asparagus (sliced 1-2 inch)

  • 3 tablespoons Butter (unsalted divided)

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese (softened)

  • 2 cups Heavy Cream

  • 2 cups White Cheddar/ Mozzarella cheese mix (any mix of sharp and soft cheese)

  • 4 teaspoons Paprika

  • 1 tablespoon Parsley

  • 1 tablespoon Tarragon

  • 4 teaspoons Garlic Powder

  • 2 teaspoons Dill (thinly sliced)

  • 3 stalks Green Onions, diced and for garnish

  • 1 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs(Japanese-style)

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (grated or sliced)

  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt or Pink Himalayan Salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Cut asparagus into 1 inch slightly diagonal spears. 
  • In a medium sauté pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the asparagus spears, ½ teaspoon garlic powder and cook, 3-4 minutes stirring, until they are tender. Include a pinch of salt and cook for another 1-2 mins. Remove from heat and place aside in a med-lg mixing bowl.
  • Using the same pan, add another tablespoon of butter. Add salmon, 2 teaspoons garlic powder & paprika, 2-3 pinches of salt and cook 3-4 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan. Remove from heat and place in the same mixing bowl with the asparagus.
  • Next, include another tablespoon of butter. Then place shrimp, 2 teaspoons of garlic & paprika and 2-3 pinches of salt and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and place in the same mixing bowl with the asparagus & salmon.
  • In a medium size pot, over medium-low heat add heavy cream & cream cheese and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Sauce
  • Gradually add white cheddar/mozzarella mix cheese, parsley & tarragon and mix until the sauce is thickened and bubbly. and continue to stirring, for 2 minutes. Add salt & pepper and continue to stir, allowing to simmer on low heat.
  • Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Gently pour the sauce into the seafood and asparagus mixture and mix well.
  • Next, pour seafood and asparagus mixture into the baking dish, layering with white cheddar/mozzarella mix cheese spring onions.
  • Breadcrumbs
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese & dill and sprinkle mixture evenly on top.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes.
  • Turn on the broiler for 1-2 minute to achieve a brown and crispy top.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve hot!

Recipe Video

 

15 Comments

  1. Great tasting dinner for seafood lovers. The flavor on the shrimp, salmon and sauce were excellent.

     
  2. I made this for dinner tonight for my husband and myself and we absolutely loved it! I’ve only ever had beef or tuna casserole. I loved how easy this was to make and that you used all real (and fresh) ingredients. Can’t wait to make this again soon.

     
  3. I love an all encompassing casserole and this one does not disappoint. Perfect dinner!

     
  4. This seafood casserole was amazing! Making it was totally easy too, thanks to your step-by-step instructions.

     
  5. I love the flavors of this seafood casserole! I made it for my family this weekend and they LOVED it! Thanks for the recipe

     
  6. All of my favorite ingredients in one delicious casserole. I am a seafood fanatic and asparagus is one of my favorite veggies. This was so good. It was hard to control myself from eating more and more of it.

     
  7. I had some shrimp in the fridge that I needed to use this week, and I didn’t want to do the same old boring thing. I’d never thought to do a seafood casserole, and this came out so wonderful! it’s SO flavorful, and the texture is really nice!

     
  8. Your recipes always come thruu!! Made this for dinner and it was exceptionally tasty and unforgettable!

     
  9. This casserole was a seafood lover’s dream! It was full of flavor, and pretty easy to put together. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

     
  10. This casserole was the perfect Sunday dinner this past weekend! Everyone LOVED it and it was gone so fast!

     
  11. This was finger-licking goodt! I can’t let my family get used to this treatment lol.

     

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