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Creamy Seafood Pasta Bake- A Family Holiday Tradition

Impress your friends and family with this loaded seafood casserole. An elegant dish for an occasion. 

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken recipes, dinner, seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 Sea Scallops quartered
  • 1 lobster tail rough chopped
  • 10 jumbo shrimp cut in half
  • 8 Jonah crab claws shucked (optional)
  • 2 shallots fine diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Clos du Bois Chardonnay
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk or cream I use milk
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan divided in half
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon or thyme
  • 1 lb Barilla Penne cooked Al Dente
  • 2 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium , drizzle with Olive oil.
  3. Saute seafood for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add wine to deglaze the pan, add shallots, garlic & butter. Stir.
  5. Add flour, stir to coat seafood.
  6. Pour in milk or cream, bring to a boil stirring constantly
  7. Reduce to simmer, sauce should start thicken.
  8. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 the Parmesan.
  9. Cook, drain and rinse penne pasta.
  10. Mix bread crumbs into melted butter.
  11. Layer in casserole dish- pasta, sauce and seafood, bread crumbs, remaining Parmesan.
  12. Bake 15 minutes or until top is golden and edges are bubbly.
  13. Serve with a glass of Chardonnay and crusty bread.