Broccoli Cauliflower Shrimp Casserole
October 04, 2014
"old velveeta casserole with shrimp used to be canned shrimp , now fresh as easier to find"
- Serving Size: 1 (312 g)
- Calories 733.7
- Total Fat - 54.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 23.4 g
- Cholesterol - 252.3 mg
- Sodium - 1377.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 6.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
- Sugars - 0.8 g
- Protein - 51.6 g
- Calcium - 414.4 mg
- Iron - 2.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 3.8 mg
- Thiamin - 1.3 mg
Step by Step Method
Mix cauliflower/broccoli, onion, bacon, Velveeta cheese, sour cream, shrimp, salt and pepper together raw.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour covered.
I would add the shrimp for the last 15 minutes so it doesn't get rubbery and I would cook the bacon first; your choice.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- For best results, opt for fresh shrimp instead of canned.
- Be sure to cook the bacon before adding it to the casserole.
- For the bacon, use turkey bacon instead. This substitution will reduce the fat content of the dish, while still providing a similar flavor.
- For the Velveeta cheese, use a low-fat cream cheese. This substitution will reduce the fat content of the dish, while still providing a creamy texture.
Vegetarian Variation Replace the shrimp with 12 ounces of mushrooms and add 1/4 cup of chopped bell pepper to the mix.
Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes: A creamy and delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with the flavors of the Broccoli Cauliflower Shrimp Casserole. The garlic and Parmesan add a delicious savory flavor that complements the richness of the casserole.
Roasted Asparagus: A simple yet flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with the Broccoli Cauliflower Shrimp Casserole. Roasting the asparagus brings out its natural sweetness and nutty flavor that contrasts nicely with the richness of the casserole.
Q: How do I prevent the shrimp from becoming rubbery?
A: Add the shrimp to the casserole for the last 15 minutes of cooking to prevent it from becoming rubbery.
Q: How do I make sure the casserole is cooked through?
A: Check the internal temperature of the casserole with a food thermometer. The casserole should reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
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Fun Fact 1: This dish was popularized by the famous chef Julia Child, who is known for introducing French cuisine to the American public.
Fun Fact 2: Broccoli and cauliflower are both members of the brassica family, along with cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts. This family of vegetables has been cultivated for over 2,000 years.