Creamy Shrimp & Crab Risotto Recipe

This creamy baked dish, featuring seafood, Arborio rice and Garlic Garlic Seasoning is the definition of comfort food.
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  • Ready in: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
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  • Servings: 6 servings OR 4 servings and 2 leftover servings

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  • 3½ cups reduced sodium chicken broth, warmed
  • 1½ cups Arborio rice
  • 1 pound (51-60 count) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (8 ounce) package flaked imitation crab, broken apart
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 packet Creamy Crab Cheese Ball Mix
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional

cooking methods

  • Bake


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a greased 13x9-inch baking dish, combine first 5 ingredients.
  2. Bake, covered, 50-60 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together half & half and Creamy Crab Cheese Ball Mix.
  3. Remove risotto from oven. Stir in creamy crab sauce and cheese; stir until cream. Salt and pepper as desired.

Makes 6 servings OR 4 servings + 2 leftover servings. Serve with green salad.Make ahead & freeze: Combine rice, Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning, shrimp and crab in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

For remix Seafood Risotto Rice Soup recipe: Place 2 servings of risotto (2 2/3 cups) in a storage container. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So delicious and easy! Yet another recipe discovered too late. I would never buy the cheese ball to make but, the shrimp and crab risotto was awesome! I think the marketing should’ve been focused more on this dish. I never made risotto until I saw this recipe. I’ve heard many people say that it’s hard to make. This recipe is a no fail, easy and just so delicious! Why not bring it back with the recipe in mind instead of a cheese ball??? Yummm!!!
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing - seafood - entire family loved it! We loved this recipe. Super easy, and so flavorful!!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too Easy! I cannot believe how easy this meal was to make. It was delicious! A definite in my top recipes. Will be making again!
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite Loved this dish. I am not big on spices and different seasonings ( yes you could say I am a picky eater LOL) But I absolutely loved this!!!
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This my my first attempt at risotto and it turned out great! We aren't big crab fans so i doubled the shrimp and added a little extra cream as suggested. It was easy to prepare and my family loved it!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily the best of the bunch This was so delicious and decedent, my entire family is begging me to make it again. We love seafood and it was surprisingly easy!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy casserole This recipe is now a weekly staple. Easy peasy to make. Wouldn't alter the recipe.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my thing This meal was easy to make but I didn't like the flavor or consistency. I wish I had seen the suggestions here to add more half and half, cheese, and butter. My husband actually enjoyed it though and he ate the leftovers.
Date published: 2016-10-12
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