Spicy Shrimp and Pasta Casserole

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Butter, for greasing pan
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 9 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked
  • 16 ounces mild salsa, thick and chunky
  • 2 pounds shrimp, cleaned, peeled, and deveined
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 12 by 8-inch pan or glass dish with butter. Combine the eggs, half-and-half, yogurt, Swiss and feta cheeses, parsley, basil, and oregano in a large bowl, mixing until thoroughly blended. Spread 1/2 of the cooked pasta evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover the pasta with the salsa. Add 1/2 of the shrimp and then cover it with Monterey Jack. Add the remaining pasta and shrimp. Spread the egg mixture over top of the casserole. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


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I was giddy - really I was!  The dish looked and smelled good going in to the oven and then again later when it was "resting." If looks were all it took this would be a winner - but we all know there is no beauty without some brawn.<br /><br />First, we cut the recipe in half and even then it could have fed an army (we - as in two - had one serving each: half of the half recipe) and the cost was as much to outfit that army (2 lbs of shrimp in the full recipe - yikes!).<br /><br />The final analysis:  1.  It was woefully tasteless:  No sea, kosher, table or out-of-this-world- inter-galactic salt could save it.  2.  There was a TON of it (I thanked Julia Child's spirit that I didn't cook the full recipe.)  We could read each others minds over our plates: "What are we going to do with all this now?" 3. You buy a lot of things that you might not use in regular day-to-day meal preparation.  4.  We expected better from a celebrity chef - but, maybe we're talking more celebrity than chef?<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very bland and for some reason way to wet. We had to drain the pan because it had so much juice. I was expecting oils because of the cheeses (which there was none) but certainly not a lot of "wetness" Not appetizing at all. We had to put plenty of seasonings on it once we plated it . item not reviewed by moderator and published
As much as I love most of Paula Deen's recipes, this is boring and bland. However, if you make some modifications, it might be good. I just did a taste test before serving it, and it was too bland to serve to anyone. So, I added pepper flakes, more cheese, garlic salt and pepper, and put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes (although I had originally baked it for 40 minutes). Next time, I will substitute sour cream for the yogurt, and hot salsa instead of medium (I had already substituted medium for mild) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like this Recipe. I made it the first time just like it said it was very good. But now I change it up to suit my taste. For example instead of yogurt I use half sour cream/ricotta- garlic/onion powder - Dill - red pepper flakes- and one lb. of large white shrimp (rough chop. So give it a shot and make it your own. These recipes are not set in stone. But however are a great starting point. HAVE FUN !!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very good very tasty ,I have been making this for a couple of years now. We love it good job Paula, I wonder how bobby could remake this one item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was expensive to make with 2 pounds of shrimp and a big waste of time. It was terrible, very disappointed. Not spicy as the name says and flavorless. I just threw the recipe in the trash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had high hopes for this recipe, it sounded so good. Actual dish was flavorless, boring, and not spicy at all. Would not follow this recipe again. Could probably be made better leaving out the half &amp; half and yogurt and using heavy cream instead. Using hot salsa and adding some diced onion would help too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very easy and actually tasty once you doctor it up. The first time I tried it I was not pleased because it had very little taste. THe second time I made it I used spicy salsa and add my fave seasonings for extra taste. Once that happened this recipe was moved to the top of my kitchen rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVED IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Seriously don't waste your time making this recipe. I love Paula but this one definitely misses the mark. I don't know how in the world anyone could honestly give this five stars! I saw the stars and read the first few reviews and thought, "sounds worth it!" So much for reviews! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! Had to give it one star because the site won't let you post zero stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe, easy to make, but I cut shrimp in half to cut my cost down and my family loves this. rate this 5 stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
I admit I was skeptical because of the random combination of ingredients, but this was actually really good. I do recommend adding salt though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The wife asks for this one often. I use hot salsa and spice it up a little more for our tastes. I have to say I was worried when I read the recipe but it wowed and was easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good and so easy to make! I used medium salsa instead of mild to see if it would spice it up a bit, since i read a review where they said it wasnt spicy at all. Using the medium salsa was just right for the spice i was going for, I will definetly make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great meal that my boyfriend and I got to prepare together. It wasn't spicy at all but the flavors combined incredibly well. We will make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fixed this dish to impress a boy -- it worked! Very yummy! Not too spicy. Surprisingly great combination of flavors! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fixed this dish for a family gathering and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. It was easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this today for the first time. I messed up and added too much Swiss cheese because I dumped it into the sauce and then did more on top. I really like the sauce but I am thinking about how to spruce that part up. Perhaps a more luxious yogoart and other cheeses. There is no salt in this recipe either. That might add a bit of kick to it. I used chunky salsa and that is definitely the way to go. I think this might taste really good the second day also. I will definitely make this again...very tasty and very easy to make. Make you you don't cook the pasta for more than 8 minutes. It cooks more i the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this dish. Very different and unique.. I didn't have those kind of Cheese with me at the time but I had Mexican style Cheddar cheese. And it came out very delicious! I will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had to do A LOT of substituting because I didn't have the required ingredients. Subbed: half and half for 1 cup skim milk + 1/2 cup buttermilk yogurt for 1 cup sour cream swiss cheese for gouda cheese feta for fresh parmesean monterey jack for spicy pepper jack This was DELISH! We will have it again and again! Thanks Paula for the starter of my own new favorite recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe the first time I tried it, but it just was not spicy enough. The second time I made it I added a jalapeno, used hot salsa instead of mild, and used pepper jack cheese. It was the spice that my husband and I were looking for! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I did not like this recipe at all! It was very disappoingtin and I will not make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I made this I cooked too much pasta, well done, and had to "stir" it to check the shrimp for doneness. It came out creamy?delish! The second time, I cooked the written amount of pasta al dente. It was dry to me and I wasn't as fond of the layering of ingredients, BUT my guests didn't know the difference. They gave me lots of compliments and continue to tell other people about "this Paula Deen dish" I make that they love. It makes me feel like I can cook something special, although it was SO simple to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This looked so good to me. I made it and followed the recipe, it was disappointing and kind of bland. I didnt have the "soupy" problem if anything it was rather dry. My husband loved it, but im the one that has to be motivated to cook it...so unless i feel like remaking it and tweaking it I probably wont attempt it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight for dinner and was suprised by how much I didnt like it. We just kept saying that the salsa made it tast funny and that it was in need of something. It was not spicy. I did notice that others had mentioned it being soupy so I left my noodles al dente and that really helped. I might make this again but instead of salsa I will figure something else out to put in its place. I just was not that impressed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an easy dish to tweak to your taste. We use medium chunky salsa and Pepper Jack cheese for a spice boost. A little diced jalapeno is also good in this dish. Also, if you've had trouble with the dish being runny, try using sour cream instead of yogurt, or strain your yogurt in a mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter to remove the whey. Also, pat the shrimp dry before adding to the casserole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, what were you thinking? This was the worst recipe you ever posted on food network. Shrimp was over cooked, there was no "spicy" in the dish, and there was no continuity to the dish. The bottom was soggy from the salsa, and the top was like cottage cheese flavored curd. Not a hit. Horrible. Needed BUTTER. I still love you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also made a few changes to the recipe. I used 1 lb. of bay scallops and just 1 lb. of shrimp. I also used a bit more pasta and cheese. Thanks to the reviewers who suggested Rotel tomatoes! Throughly drying the seafood really made the difference! My husband also remarked that it tasted so good, just like you'd get in a restaurant. OH, and I did add a few pepper flakes, too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very easy to make and was tasty, however, I guess by the title I thought there would be some zing (spiciness) to it. There was none. Maybe my palette for spicy food is much higher than Paula's. I think the next time I make this dish I will make extra of the cream sauce and leave the salsa out. I though the cream sauce with the pasta and shrimp was the best part. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also added a bit more pasta than the recipe calls for and used medium versus mild salsa. We were thrilled with the tasty results!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The dish was very easy to make but it just didn't taste good. The recipe should specify small shrimp as they were very tough after cooking. We won't be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this using mango peach salsa(Salpica brand-medium)and large shrimp and it turned out great. The sweetness of the salsa paired great with the feta cheese. For those of you that had the dish turn out runny, perhaps the shrimp still had too much water on them after cleaning? Just a guess. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was a hit at a recent dinner party. The next time I may add fresh mushrooms for added flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a little worried to make this because some of the reviews weren't as positive as I would have liked, but my fiance and I thought this was a great dish. I actually halved the recipe, used skim milk and nonfat yogurt. I did not halve the seasonings and added a little salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper to the egg mixture. The dish was a little watery at the bottom, could be from the skim milk, but it didn't influence the taste. I will definitely make this again and tweak it a little more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe on a cold night when I didn't really feel like cooking, but I wanted to make something nice for my hard working hubby. I used a 16oz box of angel hair pasta, which made it a little drier. Next time, I'll make more sauce or use less pasta. And there's lots of leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good but appears to need more than 30 minutes in the oven. I suggest waiting until the casserole bubbles (as suggested) even if it takes considerably longer than 30 minutes. I took mine out after 40 minutes because I was afraid of overcooking the shrimp but it was watery and the bottom layer of shrimp could have used another 10 minutes. However, it was very tasty. I will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The dish was pleasing, but not as spicey as I hoped. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked this recipe, but thought the salsa tasted a bit weird.(my husband loved it though) I added more cheese and pasta as others suggested and the consistancy was perfect. Used small shrimp, which worked fine. Needs salt added.One thing which was good is that it tasted better the 2nd day as left overs. I would skip the salsa next time, add red pepper flakes for zip and make extra cream sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My girlfriend and I made this for dinner tonight. It was really easy, and it took no time at all to put the dish together and get it in the oven. We were very impressed with the flavor, but there was a lot of water in the bottom of the pan. In truth, we DID use a bit more shrimp, and the noodles were leftover, so they weren't as al dente as they could have been. However, a slotted spoon kept the majority of the water in the pan, and a nice loaf of crusty bread came in handy for the liquids that made it to the plate. We'll make it again, but we'll adjust some stuff to dry it out a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula has done it again with a great, tasty, and easy shrimp casserole. I make it just a bit spicer...yum, yum, yim!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has become a family favorite at our house. Quick and easy and comes out great every time. Made it with a combination of shrimp and scallops too....... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was an excellent, easy dinner. My hubs suggest adding even more shrimps, youre call though item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a little extra salsa for spice! The whole family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this dish, as did my family and our guest. I did add some spicy kielbasa and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little more kick. The cornbread topping really added a lot to this dish. Will definitely make this again. Thanks, Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best seafood casserole I have ever had. I tell all my friends about how easy it is to make. I use small shrimp when I make it for a crowd. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy to make, tastes great and will feed an army! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a big hit in my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband liked this dish. I , however, did not at all like it. It came out runny and I didn't feel the flavor was as rich as it looked on the show. I LOVE Paula and I lived in Savannah for 3 years! Sorry, this recipe wasn't great for me!!!! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used tomatos w/ jalepenos instead of salsa (my house likes spicy, not mild), but in the end I just could not get used to the "mexican" flavor (salsa/tomatos) mixing with the "italian" flavor (cheeses, oregano). It also ended up watery, despite draining most of the tomato water. I wouldn't make this again, without changing it up and leaving OUT the tomato/salsa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You definitely would think that this would be a little weird sounding, but it is amazing. My family all went back for seconds, and thirds!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this dish at a dinner party last year and I'm still getting compliments. To save time,I used a jar of roasted garlic alfredo sauce instead of making the cream sauce. I added diced spicy sausage for extra flavor. Deelish!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't like this recipe...and "Paula Deen" next to anything is usually worth a shot. I didn't like the flavor or the consistency of the dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added chicken, but other than that followed the recipe exactly. Kinda bland, even with all the cheese. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Blah, blah, blah, watery, and just, well, blah. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love every receipe of Paula's that I've tried, but this one just did not work. It was dry on top and watery on the bottom. Don't know what I did wrong but will definitely not make this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this to friends of mine around the holidays and told them it was an "experiment"....they "raved" about the dish...it was simply wonderful!!! I lost the recipe...so just looked through 30 pages of recipes until I found it again. I have been thinking of it for months. It is definately a 5 star rating! item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY DELICIOUS, A HIT AT HOME, AND WORK. EVERYONE AT WORK ASKED FOR THE RECIPE. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love to cook and am alwasy looking for something different! this is just wonderful! Enjoy item not reviewed by moderator and published
We have made this with substitutions, such as hot Italian sausage in place of the shrimp. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is extremely tasty and quite easy to make. When I noticed "salsa" and "feta" amist the other ingredients, I just couldn't imagine the taste. My husband and I really liked this dish fresh out of the oven, but the next day reheated seemed to be even better! I'll definately make this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy to make and alot more easier to eat. My family and I loved it and you will too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've used this dish at many parties and it's done very well. My family loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was absolutely delicious. It was easy to make and the family truly enjoyed the variety of flavors. The only change for me was I had to cook the dish for about 50 minutes because the shrimp were not fully cooked. This recipe is a winner! Everyone should try it. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Easy if done right its a delicious dish tastes even better the next day after all the flavors and spices soak the pasta and shrimp. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only made a couple of changes to this recipe. I used more pasta, changed the plain crumbled feta to feta with sundried tomatoes and basil and doubled the amount. Also, I used a very pungent swiss. We had this for Christmas Eve with steamed King Crab Legs and it was an aboslute hit. Even the leftovers went quickly! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was as good on my plate as it looked on TV! It was easy to make and tasted awesome! A big hit with the family and will definitely be made again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wasn't impressed with this dish. It turned out watery at the bottom and not as tasty as it looked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent item not reviewed by moderator and published
We really loved this dish. It was fast and tasted great. I added more cheese and pasta just to use up what I had. The Rotel idea in other comments sound really good. I will be trying that next time. I make this dish at least once a month on request. Thanks Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is outstanding! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe,...Delicious as is,... but also SO easy to change subtly, by adding a different cheese,(or cheeses)or a different flavor here, or there as the mood hits. Fell in love at first sight, and taste. So easy, and quick, and Delicious. I cook for my family often, and you are a fantastic resource for new , and easy recipes. As well as inspiration to try "tweaking" your recipes, to fit my families different tastes. You make cooking seem so simple,.... and even fun. Always yours, Marc Ross item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the only Paula Deen recipe I have ever made that I did not love. I can't put my finger on it, it was just odd. There was a lot of water in the dish (possibly from the salsa) and in spite of the salsa and all of the different cheeses, it was on the bland side. I did not care for it, but my husband liked, not loved, it. Sorry Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The first time I made this I thought it was a little bland, but my family loved it! The exciting thing for me was that when I ate the leftovers and couple of days later it was FANTASTIC! I found that if I prepare this dish a day or two before I really need it that the flavors blend much better and there are no leftovers. So it's a great make-ahead timesaver! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and rich, creamy and yummy! My kids loved it, too and my husband enjoyed it so much he made it at the firehouse for his crew! Wow! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Anybody can fix this and it's cheap even with shrimp. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this looked fabulous on tv and couldn't wait to try it out at home but it really wasn't very good. Kind of bland and not what I expected at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very easy recipe to prepare and delicious to serve! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole is one of the best I ever had! All the flavors blend perfectly, and is just good all around.I'll recommend it to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Paula. This recipe is a good balance of the spicy that I love and mellow flavors easy on my husband's sensitive stomach. He said "I could eat this every week!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
I MADE THE RECIPE THE OTHER EVENING FOR MY HUSBAND, WHO LOVES BOTH SHRIMP AND PASTA. IT WAS EXCELLENT AND VERY EASY TO MAKE. I DID NOT MODIFY THE INGREDIENTS, ONLY THE AMOUNTS TO MAKE HALF THE RECIPE. I AM ANXIOUS TO SEE HOW LEFTOVERS TASTE. PROBABLY ONLY BETTER SINCE THE INGREDIENTS HAD TIME TO SOAK IN. TO MY SURPRISE, SALT AND PEPPER WERE NOT NEEDED. THE SALSA SEEMED TO TAKE CARE OF THIS. THIS RECIPE IS A KEEPER. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually love Paula's recipes but this one didn't live up to my expectations. It was just so-so. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe exactly as listed and it was great! It wasn't dry at all, and the flavors blended nicely. I did use a hot salsa rather than a milder one, just because of family prefernce. Definitely a keeper; definitely a company dish. Thanks, Paula, we love your recipes and your show. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this dish, it is a definate keeper for a family with picky eaters, Quick, easy and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this out on my family and it was a hit. I am making this for my Bunco group tomorrow. Modifications I have made (because it wasn't spicy enough): I seasoned the shrimp with Zatarans Creole Seasoning and I used Pepperjack cheese, instead of plain Monterey jack. You can make it ahead, which is perfect for company, but when making ahead, it needs to cook about 10-15 minutes longer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This casserole was gone in minutes, one friend ate 3 times in one sitting. Never thought of putting pasta in a casserole. What an incredible combination of flavors in one dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this finally tonight and it was wonderful. Some people were worried about it being too dry, but that wasn't the case at all. It was wonderfully saucy and good. YUM. It will deffinately stay in my kitchen recipes. Next time I make it, I will try it with a hotter salsa I think. Even if I keep it the same, it will deffinately be kept. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this recipe. Not only was it very easy to throw together but it tasted excellent. You get the opportunity to experience several different cheeses with the shrimp. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far one of the best recipes I have made recently! Tastes like an expensive dish you would order at a nice restaurant. Nice zing too. I used medium salsa instead of mild and used monterey jack w/jalapeno in it since we like things spicy. Definately would make again, easy enough to make for company too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an interesting recipe. All the flavors work well together and it is a classy casserole. Two pounds is a bit much shrimp for me, and I would add some extra pasta. Overall though it is great!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best casserole I have ever made, and my family loves it. Perfect for mid-week, because you can put it together the night before! Try it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this dish. I seasoned my shrimp with old bay and used colby/monterey jack and added a touch of shredded mexican taco seasoned cheese. It was just enough to kick it up a notch !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although this recipe was very tasty, I think it would be a lot better with chicken instead of shrimp. There was water in the bottom of the dish, maybe from the shrimp? If you do use shrimp, make sure they are dry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took advice from reviewers and cooked 3/4 lb. pasta, added more Monterey Jack, used l lb. shrimp and 1 lb. scallops seasoned with Old Bay Seasoning and my fussy family really liked this dish! I'll definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this dish!!! We are preparing it for the third time this weekend for friends. It couldn't be easier and the combinations of tastes &amp; colors are great! Thanks Paula! Never been disappointed yet!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was anxious to try this new recipe but was disappointed in the finished product. It was a little bland - I won't make this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i'm a lover of spicy foods, seafood and pasta. this dish has all 3! very easy to make and very delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
It had a wonderful spicy taste. I made it a second time using chicken breast cut up and it was even better! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wasn't crazy about this one (I think because I used Pace salsa, which I don't really like), but my boyfriend raved over it! I'll make it again with some alterations item not reviewed by moderator and published

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