Shrimp Boil Fisherman’s Pie

This easy recipe for Shrimp Boil Fisherman's pie is a great way to use the leftovers from a shrimp boil in a rich and hearty casserole. Topped with mashed potatoes and baked, this dish throws in cajun spice.

This easy recipe for Shrimp Boil Fisherman's pie is a great way to use the leftovers from a shrimp boil in a rich and hearty casserole. Topped with mashed potatoes and baked, this dish throws in cajun spice.

Many of you long-time readers know that some of my best recipes have come from my (kind of obsessive) need to use leftovers as efficiently as possible. I absolutely hate throwing food away – it's a pet peeve of mine. So, if my family is sick of a meal we've been eating for a day or two, I'll often change it up a little by throwing it in a casserole or a baked dish.

This easy recipe for Shrimp Boil Fisherman's pie is a great way to use the leftovers from a shrimp boil in a rich and hearty casserole. Topped with mashed potatoes and baked, this dish throws in cajun spice.

I've found some pretty great recipes by doing this over the years (and saved a ton of money, to boot). Today's recipe is definitely one of those!

This easy recipe for Shrimp Boil Fisherman's pie is a great way to use the leftovers from a shrimp boil in a rich and hearty casserole. Topped with mashed potatoes and baked, this dish throws in cajun spice.

Over the summer, our family had a shrimp boil – and, if you've ever done one, you know that you have so many leftovers afterwards. Look, I love shrimp and potatoes as much as the next girl – but there are only so many single shrimp you can eat. So, instead of throwing those leftovers away (shudder…), I turned them into a casserole that my family ended up loving! I really wasn't originally planning on making this into a blog post, so this might not come across as the most photogenic recipe ever – but trust me, the flavors are unbelievable.

This would be a great way to use up really any kind of meat and potatoes meal with a few simple veggie/sauce changes. For more of a beef base, I'd use a darker sauce (maybe something similar to a gravy). For chicken, you could even do a cream/alfredo based-sauce with this – that would be so yummy! And the veggie possibilities are endless. Peas, broccoli, carrots, or even mushrooms could be subbed in. Just use what you have – this is a versatile one!

This easy recipe for Shrimp Boil Fisherman's pie is a great way to use the leftovers from a shrimp boil in a rich and hearty casserole. Topped with mashed potatoes and baked, this dish throws in cajun spice.

Let's take a look at my version of the recipe for Shrimp Boil Fisherman's Pie…

Shrimp Boil Fisherman's Pie

Shrimp Boil Fisherman's Pie

A great way to use shrimp boil leftovers – a rich, tomato sauce with crispy mashed potatoes on top!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

For the shrimp base…

  • 2 lbs shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

For the potatoes…

  • 2 lbs potatoes peeled and boiled
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped

Instructions
 

  • Melt 1/2 stick butter in a large skillet. Once bubbling, add chopped onion and celery. Saute for 3-5 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Stir flour into the veggie mixture; allow the flour to cook for a minute or two. Whisk in heavy cream until a thick sauce forms. Stir in tomato paste, chicken stock, worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Fold in shrimp and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
  • Pour shrimp mixture into a greased 9×13" baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mash together potoatoes, butter, sour cream, parmesan cheese, milk, cajun seasoning, and salt. Spread this mixture on top of shrimp base.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until shrimp mixture starts to boil. Turn on the broiler and bake for an additional 5 minutes to brown tops of potatoes.
  • Serve topped with green onions.
Keyword fisherman's pie, potatoes, shrimp
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