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 Better than restaurant quality! I was impressed how fast this meal came together and was able to get the rest of dinner ready and clean the kitchen before it was time to serve dinner. The family loved it! So much left over too to make into the risotto soup recipe!
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest risotto ever This was the easiest risotto to make ever! I added bay scallops to the recipe as well. It was a good thing i put away some of the risotto to make the soup or there probably wouldn't have been any left but since this was the first time making this I wanted to try both. I definitely will be making this again!
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to make and super delicious! My family fell in love with the Creamy Shrimp and Crab Risotto recipe I made for dinner! I loved how easy it was to prep, make and serve. The flavor was fantastic! I have made this recipe a few times and put my own twist to it.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even the kids liked it! This was delicious! I definitely will be making it again and am excited for the remix. We used real crab meat and had to take the lid off to make sure all the moisture absorbed. We paired with roasted asparagus spears.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Easy I was always afraid of risotto because I thought it was hard to make. This was such an easy recipe. The entire family loved it!
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! This was a wonderful dish. I did a couple of things to doctor it up a bit... I added a bit more half & half as the dish was a bit dry for a risotto, but that could've just been the way it cooked in my oven. I also added 1/4 cup more shredded Parmesan and then dotted a couple of tablespoons of butter over the top & let them melt down. Oh, also I didn't have the imitation crab on hand so I used a 5 oz can of salmon. In the end this was so, so good! I'll definitely make this again, yum!!!
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love seafood and this was delicious. Both my husband and I loved this dish. I will be serving this often. Not the everyday kind of meal, but it could be and was so easy to make.
Date published: 2016-08-31
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