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15 Best Crab and Shrimp Recipes You’ll Love

Get ready to cook up a serious seafood feast with these crab and shrimp recipes.

Meaty crab plus succulent shrimp equals one helluva tasty dinner!

Seafood Boil with Shrimp, Crab and Corn
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Seafood can be a little pricey, but it’s worth the splurge every now and then.

So, if you have a romantic date night coming up or maybe a celebratory dinner, why not try these crab and shrimp recipes?

From seafood risotto to shrimp and crab bisque, every one of these dinners is exquisite.

And they all taste like they’re straight out of a five-star restaurant.

15 Easy Crab and Shrimp Dinner Recipes for the Weekend

1. Crab and Shrimp Étouffée

In the mood for a little Southern cooking? Whip up this crab and shrimp étouffée.

This dish is so rich with flavor, you won’t believe it only takes 30 minutes to make. 

Chock full of crabmeat and shrimp, this hearty Cajun and Creole dish is super satisfying.

And it’s bursting with so many complex flavors from all the unique spices. 

Serve this comforting dish over rice for the perfect meal. It’s sure to warm you up on a chilly fall day.

2. Shrimp and Crab Pasta

If you love seafood pasta as much as I do, you’ll want every last bite of this shrimp and crab dish to yourself.

Tossed in the most delicious butter sauce, you get big chunks of crab meat with sweet, plump shrimp, garlic, and juicy tomatoes.

Add some hearty pasta, and you’re all set.

Use whatever kind of pasta you like, be it penne, macaroni, or Banza pasta.

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But if you can, try to use spaghetti. It’s the best way to twirl up all that heavenly sauce! 

Heck, you could even use zoodles if you want it carb-free!

3. Crab-Stuffed Shrimp

How do you make shrimp even tastier? You stuff it with crab meat, of course!

This sensational seafood duo is mouthwatering – especially when they’re married together like this. 

They’re the perfect appetizer for any occasion.

Just be warned: seafood lovers will fight for every last one of these babies – so be sure to make double!

4. Shrimp-Stuffed Crab Cakes

Take crab cakes to a whole new level of deliciousness by stuffing them with shrimp.

These mouthwatering appetizers are perfectly seasoned and oh-so-tempting. Not to mention wonderfully crisp on the edges!

Meaty and mighty, it’s incredible how much flavor’s packed into these petite crab patties.

Every bite is drool-worthy, and they’re a breeze to recreate.

Serve them with salad for a lovely light lunch, or pair them with chunky chips (steak fries) for a more hearty dinner.

5. Shrimp and Crab Seafood Bisque

Want to treat that special someone to a restaurant-worthy meal? This shrimp and crab bisque is a show-stopper for any occasion.

This luxurious, creamy seafood soup features fresh shrimp, lump crab meat, and plenty of cream.

It’s rich, it’s elegant, and it’s just plain wonderful.

And the best part? It’s practically foolproof. Plus, you only need one pot! 

6. Creamy Seafood Enchiladas

Calling all Tex-Mex lovers! These creamy seafood enchiladas are so good, they’ll knock your socks off!

You’ll need crab meat, shrimp, cumin, chili powder, and pepper for the filling. Wrap that in corn tortillas, then line them up in a baking dish.

Before placing the enchiladas into the oven, smother them in an amazingly cheesy sauce. Perfection!

7. Cajun Shrimp and Crab Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. But why not take it up a notch with some succulent crab and shrimp?

It’s cheesy, creamy, and loaded with fabulous seafood flavor. 

I adore the sensational Cajun seasoning used here. It makes every bite more exciting than the last.

Plus, a little paprika and Cajun pepper add a terrific kick. 

This mac and cheese is also insanely creamy. And that’s all thanks to a fantastic combo of whole and evaporated milk. Yum! 

8. Creamy Seafood Risotto

In the mood for a bit of indulgence? Serve up this creamy seafood risotto for dinner.

It’s elegant, loaded with flavor, and the perfect base for even more seafood. 

Don’t let those shrimp shells go to waste! Instead, use them to make a fantastic shrimp stock.

As a starter, the shrimp and crab are plenty filling. But for dinner, this is best served with a perfectly crisp filet of sea bream.

9. Toasted Baguette With Seafood Spread

Okay, okay…seafood spread doesn’t sound super appetizing.

But if you pass out a tray of toasted baguettes with seafood spread at your next dinner party, they’ll fly off the plate!

Made with generous chunks of shrimp and lump crab meat, it’s surprisingly fresh and light.

Be sure the bread is nicely toasted, and try rubbing a touch of garlic over the top.

10. One-Pot Shrimp and Crab Alfredo

Just because you’re short of time doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the good stuff. 

So, the next time you need a speedy one-pot meal, try out this crab and shrimp Alfredo!

This dish only takes 25 minutes to cook, making it perfect for busy weeknights.

And because it’s all done in one pot, you don’t have to waste extra time doing the dishes.

Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with succulent seafood, it’s impossible to resist.

11. Easy Seafood Lasagna

Pasta lovers will adore this easy seafood lasagna. It’s loaded with juicy shrimp, meaty crab, and a delicious white wine sauce to boot. 

This lightened-up version of the classic Italian dinner is creamy, cheesy, and mouthwatering.

And it’s pretty easy to make too!

In just a few short steps, you’ll have this bubbling marvel on the table and ready to eat.

Dig into a hefty slice with some garden veggies or a fresh green salad. Yum!

12. Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells

These creamy seafood stuffed shells are the perfect weeknight meal. They’re hearty, filling, and ultra-delicious.

Seafood and pasta were meant to be. And one bite of this dish is all you’ll need to fall in love.

Pasta shells loaded with crab meat, shrimp, and lobster? I’m sold.

Oh, and did I mention it’s smothered with a decadent cream sauce and topped with tons of gooey cheese?

Are you drooling too? 

13. Seafood Boil

If you’re in the mood for a real, hearty family dinner, you have to make this seafood boil.

It’s chock full of all kinds of goodness, from seafood and sausage to corn and potatoes. 

Super popular in the south, a seafood boil is the kind of meal you invite the whole family over for.

It’s so much fun to eat, and the whole family will love getting stuck in. In fact, this is one meal you can (and should) eat with your hands!

14. Simple Seafood Salad Sandwich

Make this quick-and-easy, healthy lunch when you’re working from home, and you’ll be ready to take on the rest of the day.

It’s great for when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands but still want something satisfying.

Hot dog rolls loaded with seasoned and mayonnaise-covered crab meat and shrimp sounds good to me!

Serve it with crunchy chips, veggies, or salad.

15. Easy Shrimp and Crab Quiche

Jazz up your usual breakfast or brunch menu with this delicious shrimp and crab quiche.

It’s fully loaded with shrimp, crab, and Swiss cheese. And the flaky pastry crust is to die for. 

Use a store-bought crust to save on time. They’re just as good as homemade, and I bet nobody will notice anyway!

They’ll be too distracted by the dreamy egg filling!

Better yet, leftovers hold up well for three to four days in the fridge. So feel free to make extra and enjoy it for a few days.

That’s good news for busy bees! 

15 Best Crab and Shrimp Recipes You’ll Love

Seafood can be pricey, but it’s worth the splurge for these tasty crab and shrimp recipes. So get ready to cook up a seafood feast your family will adore!


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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