Aunt Alma's Cauliflower Shrimp Ahoy Recipe -
  • READY IN 45 mins

Aunt Alma's Cauliflower Shrimp Ahoy

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"My dear Aunt Alma gave me this recipe just after we were stationed overseas - for a taste of home. Cauliflower and shrimp are baked in a spicy cheese sauce. Adjust the amounts of spices to suit your taste. It is delicious as a main dish with buttered French bread or as a hearty side dish. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place the cauliflower in a large saucepan with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until fork tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, and coarsely chop or break up with a fork.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a large casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion in the butter until tender, but not browned. Stir in the Cheddar cheese soup, milk, shrimp, mushrooms and parsley. Season with cayenne pepper, black pepper, and Creole seasoning. Heat for a minute on low to blend the flavors.
  4. Place the cauliflower into the prepared baking dish. Pour the contents of the saucepan over the cauliflower, and stir slightly to blend.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly. Sprinkle with paprika just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 09, 2006

This recipe was incredibly easy to make. Most importantly it was delicious!! I changed two things: i used the zesty nacho cheese soup instead of regular, and i doubled the amount of cayenne pepper. It was rich, thick and filling.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 08, 2009

This had a great visual appearance, but it tasted weird. I think the shrimp and the cauliflower just don't go together. I used the fiesta nacho cheese soup as one reviewer suggested, which I like better than just nacho cheese soup. It didn't taste too cheesy to me as other readers wrote.

Jul 13, 2005

I fixed this again and discovered that this was very good in a thick bread bowl (absorbs the sauce)or over a baked potato. Thanks for trying this!

Jul 23, 2008

I made this recently along with Allrecipe's Chicken Florentine Casserole and some fried yellow squash and zucchini. It is a really good recipe. Very flavorful and delicious. Easy to make too.

Dec 08, 2004

good taste

Aug 24, 2010

Strange, but yummy. My family devoured it!

Nov 30, 2005

This was a hit on Thanksgiving. At first everyone thought it was a strange combo. But after tasting it they fell in love! Next time I will add Velveeta or maybe cheddar cheese.

Apr 05, 2005

The taste was ok, but the consistency was much too runny.


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 139 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 929 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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