12 Seafood Casseroles That Aren't Your Typical Tuna
From feeding a family to planning for a potluck, you can't beat a casserole for its ability to pack a full (and full-flavored) meal into one dish. And when it comes to seafood, casseroles appeal to a crowd like few dishes can. After all, who can resist a dish that's some combination of cheesy, starchy, saucy, and finished with a crunchy topping? Catch our favorite seafood casserole recipes here, including fisherman's pie, shrimp enchilada casserole, lobster lasagna, and more.
Chef John's Fisherman's Pie
Cheesy Shrimp Alfredo Bake
Alfredo sauce and pesto coat penne and shrimp in this indulgent baked pasta, which also contains tomatoes, bell peppers, and mushrooms for good measure.
J-Lyn's Awesome Salmon Casserole
Quick, easy, and perfect for clearing your pantry, this salmon and macaroni casserole resembles its more popular tuna cousins with cream of mushroom soup and cheese. Crunchy French-fried onions complete it.
Portuguese Cod Fish Casserole
"This is an easy fish meal with my mom's original ingredients," recipe submitter John J. Pacheco says. Just layer salted cod, potatoes, and onions and finish off this Mediterranean casserole with tomato sauce, olive oil, garlic, parsley, and spices.
Haddock Au Gratin
"Absolutely the best haddock I have had in my life. I will definitely be making this again in the future," home cook Lesley Fitts says. "My entire family loved it!" With a sauce as rich as this top-rated recipe's, you and yours will agree.
Clam Chowder Casserole
Baked pasta gets the chowder treatment with condensed cream of potato soup and canned chopped clams. But it still boasts enough bubbling sharp Cheddar to resemble a classic casserole.
Maine Lobster Lasagna
As if lobster doesn't taste luxurious enough with a pour of butter, this lasagna smothers it with Alfredo sauce, ricotta, Cheddar, and Parmesan. It packs in a container of spinach, too, but as home cook MOLLE888 notes, the leaves cook down.
Mike's Portuguese Tuna Rice Casserole
Go in a different direction with tuna casserole using this Portuguese-inspired recipe, which promises to be just as convenient to prepare. "Surprisingly good," home cook tjs775 says. "Kids ate it. Added red peppers and green onions because that is what I had in the fridge. Would probably be good with any veggies. Great way to use up leftover rice too."
Seafood Strata with Pesto
This strata would stand out at brunch, but it can double as dinner with a salad and crusty bread. Best of all, you can make it ahead of time.
Some reviewers call this casserole a family favorite for holidays, but others simply make it to quell their oyster cravings. "I cut the corn amount to one can and this is the best oyster recipe I've seen. The corn makes the oysters seem a bit less overpowering," home cook Golfer Girl says. "Excellent recipe!"
Shrimp Enchiladas Suizas
Baked as a casserole, our Shrimp Enchiladas Suizas win reviewers over for their tangy sauce of jalapenos, tomatillos, onion, and cilantro, heavy cream, and chicken broth. Amp up the flavor with dollops of sour cream before serving.
Healthier Tuna Noodle Casserole
We promised to go beyond your typical tuna casserole, and this lightened-up take does that with crisp celery, red bell pepper, carrot, and cremini mushrooms. Low-fat Alfredo sauce and sour cream give it the creaminess everyone expects from tuna casserole.