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Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

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I love just about anything with shrimp. And rice. And cheese. And in a casserole dish. This is a delicious shrimp and cauliflower rice casserole, similar to shrimp and grits, but with a twist. I’m from the South and spent some time living in Louisiana, so eating shrimp and grits is almost a requirement.

shrimp and cauliflower rice casserole

I love to try different easy keto cauliflower recipes. I’ve made this keto and low carb friendly. It’s rich, so, if that’s you, be sure to track with your macros. When I’m not trying to make it low carb, I’ll sub grits or real rice for the cauli rice. If it seems too rich, You can use light versions of the cheeses.

You do you!

Ingredients for Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Onion and peppers – chop chop! I only used 1/2 of each, so maybe consider doubling the batch if you want to use the whole veggie. Double it? You won’t be disappointed.

shrimp and cauliflower rice casserole ingredients

Then sauté peppers, onions and the shrimp in a sauce pan. Determining the right time to add the shrimp depends on whether or not they are pre-cooked. Mine were, so I added them at the very end. You’ll have some baking time too, so you won’t want to overcook. Add the liquid ingredients and simmer until blended. It doesn’t need to thicken too much.

shrimp and cauliflower rice cooking in pan

Since I’m originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, shrimp was always bathed in Old Bay. In fact, if you didn’t leave the table with your fingers burning from spice, you didn’t enjoy your meal enough. I didn’t add Old Bay to this recipe, but I might try that next!

Layer the cauliflower rice in a baking dish, top with the shrimp mixture and cheese. It’s all that simple.

layering dish for shrimp and cauliflower rice casserole

Low Carb Shrimp and Grits?

Truth be told, I created this dish looking for a low carb option for shrimp and grits. I’d seen many recipes for shrimp and (cauli) grits, but I have to say, the cauli taste was quite present, so the idea that these were a grits substitute didn’t quite stick.

baked shrimp and cauliflower rice casserole

It was, however, delicious.

bite of shrimp and cauliflower rice casserole

And pretty good heated up the next day for …. breakfast :) Scroll down for the recipe.

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Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 2 cups cooked cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbs grass fed butter
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the cauliflower rice. We use the bagged microwavable version and pat dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  2. In a large saucepan, sauté the onions, peppers.
  3. Add the shrimp. If using uncooked shrimp, add them and sautee until all pink. Do not overcook.
  4. Add cream, chicken stock, butter and cream cheese, and stir over low heat until just mixed.
  5. In a 13x9 casserole dish, spread the cauliflower, spread the shrimp mixture and top with the shredded cheese.
  6. Cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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Sam

Friday 11th of September 2020

Whenever I read a recipe written like this one, I really wonder whether I should try it or skip it. I mean, who buys shrimp by the cup?

Andrea

Sunday 30th of August 2020

Shrimp and grits usually has bacon and scallions. Have you tried adding these ?

Patrica

Monday 3rd of August 2020

This recipe was amazing. I made it tonight and I used the Bay Seasoning on it. My husband loved it too. I will make it again for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda

Thursday 16th of July 2020

My family loved it!! Definitely make again??

Jennifer Teves

Monday 15th of April 2019

Hi there. I saw that you used to live on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. That’s where I live. I just pinned quite a few of your recipes..?They all look really good. Definitely going to try some of your dishes.

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