Happy #SeafoodSunday, Seafoodies!
Are you reading this and thinking, “Sunday already! Where did the week go?!” If yes, today’s the day to whip up a rib-sticking seafood casserole! These easy, all-in-one dishes are the ideal solution for busy Seafoodies on the hunt for nutritious, oven-to-table meals.
Did we mention convenience? Consider casseroles your go-to healthy eat-on-the-go alternative: You can prep them ahead of time, refrigerate or freeze, and—in less time than it takes to pick up some takeout—pop in the oven right before serving. This makes these aromatic one-pan dishes perfect for hectic weeknights (is there any other kind?), and they’re budget-friendly too, feeding more people for each seafood serving.
Dinner doesn’t get much simpler than this: Most of these recipes include stables like veggies (could be frozen), milk and cheese and a starch. Combine and bake! And because the main ingredient is seafood, these casseroles are packed with protein, heart-healthy omega-3s and other important nutrients. They also provide plenty of protein to stabilize your blood sugar and keep you feeling fuller longer (but these recipes are so good, we can’t guarantee your family won’t be clamoring for seconds!).
We’ve gathered seven spectacular seafood casserole recipes (one for every night of the week!) featuring shellfish, salmon, white fish and albacore tuna. Fresh herbs, wine and some innovative ingredient combinations ensure you’ll have a variety of different flavors to savor. Recipes range from decadent—a creamy gratin with shrimp, cod and lobster, anyone?—to health-conscious, such as roasted shrimp pasta with a guiltless Alfredo sauce. There’s even a low-carb, gluten-free tuna casserole that swaps out traditional noodles for shredded cabbage. What a creative way to fit in your recommended two to three servings of seafood a week!
Once you get the hang of the basic recipes, you can substitute ingredients based on your taste or whatever you have on hand. Salmon or cod? Breadcrumbs or potatoes? The possibilities are endless, so enjoy!
Decidedly upscale! Buttery lobster, shrimp and cod are dressed to impress in a white wine-cream sauce, sautéed leeks and carrots and a crusty panko and Parmesan topper.
An abundance of fresh herbs and toasted breadcrumbs distinguish this bayou-inspired, lemony crab and shrimp bake.
Delicately flavored white fish is paired with sweet, caramelized onions and nutty Swiss cheese for a gourmet comfort food your whole family will love.
Tender pieces of pink salmon, dark-green spinach and a golden potato-Gruyère crust combine for an edible work of art.
Ahoy! Chock full of shrimp, scallops, noodles, mushrooms and cheddar, this hearty dish conjures up visions of the Eastern Seaboard.
Creamy, tomato-laced penne embrace tender roasted shrimp in this lightened-up version of the Italian classic.
This creative take on tuna casserole swaps in cabbage “voodles” for a keto-friendly meal!