The moment I took a bite of this Baked Shrimp Casserole recipe, I knew I had to get seconds

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There are certain dishes that have a magical quality to them, dishes that evoke memories of special occasions and gatherings with loved ones. Baked Shrimp Casserole is one such dish, and it holds a special place in my heart. I remember the first time I tasted this delightful creation—it was at a family reunion, and my aunt had prepared it as the star of the dinner table. The moment I took a bite, I was transported to a world of crispy, golden goodness, perfectly seasoned and bursting with flavor. The crunch of the coating, the succulence of the shrimp, and the blend of spices all came together in perfect harmony, leaving me in awe of this culinary masterpiece.
I've since made this dish on numerous occasions, and it never fails to impress. Whether it's a cozy dinner with family or a festive gathering with friends, Baked Shrimp Casserole is always a hit. The best part is that it's incredibly easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients and a casserole dish. I encourage you to save this recipe and make it for your next special occasion—you won't be disappointed. In fact, I'm confident that it will become a cherished addition to your recipe collection, just as it has to mine.
Baked Shrimp Casserole
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
For the topping:
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and minced garlic.
Place the shrimp in the greased baking dish, arranging them in an even layer.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, heavy cream, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Pour the cream mixture over the shrimp in the baking dish, making sure they are covered.
Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese and grated Parmesan cheese evenly over the shrimp and cream mixture.
In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with the melted butter until well coated.
Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the top of the casserole.
Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the sauce is bubbly.
Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve the baked shrimp casserole hot as a main dish. It goes well with rice, pasta, or a side salad.
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