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Shrimp, Broccoli, and Penne Pasta Bake with grated cheddar!

Updated on July 27, 2013
5 stars from 1 rating of Shrimp Broccoli Bake

What a feast!

This shrimp bake is going to make your guests very happy. It's easy enough for a mid-week meal for a family of four, but can be made for a crowd!


I use a hand-held lemon grater to grate the cheese finely to melt easier.


  • 1 Box Penne Pasta
  • 1/2 stick Butter, sliced
  • 12 ounce bag Frozen shrimp size medium, with tails removed
  • 16 ounce bag Frozen broccoli
  • 8 ounces Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Bar Cheddar Cheese
  1. Boil 6 cups of water
  2. Add pasta and cook until fork tender
  3. Drain pasta and pour into glass Pyrex dish, size 9 x 13
  4. Add frozen shrimp
  5. Add frozen broccoli
  6. Mix together
  7. Add butter slices
  8. Grate bar of cheddar cheese evenly over the top
  9. Bake
  10. Sprinkle parmesan cheese all over evenly when finished baking

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves 4

Lactose Intolerant Substitution

For lactose free recipe, substitute the cheddar cheese for aged cheddar.

Warning! Dairy Allergy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Skip the cheese and substitute dairy-free pasta
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Adapting this recipe for a crowd!

This is a real crowd pleaser for sure. If you are hosting a party and want to create this dish for your main feast, it can easily be doubled or tripled.

Make several batches and freeze in disposable aluminum pans. Bake before guests arrive and serve hot!


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    • CraftytotheCore profile image

      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      This recipe is easy to make and healthy too. We have a store here that sells shrimp for $5 a bag. It's really economical to make this dish here. But shrimp may not be that inexpensive in all places. I've also used chicken to make it if it was on sale. Thank you for commenting DDE!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sounds tasty recipe with cheese will have to try this one

    • CraftytotheCore profile image

      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Thank you for your comment! If I had some whole wheat pasta, it would have been really healthy!

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      Interesting recipe. This shrimp, broccoli, and Penne pasta bake with grated cheddar looks really good as can be seen in the images. Now I want to try some. This does seem like an easy recipe to make and doesn't take much time either.

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Thank you! I usually make a shrimp pasta dish with a butter sauce. Last night I was in the mood for something different and remembered I had a block of cheese in the fridge. Then I decided to bake the whole thing to melt the cheese over it. It came out great!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      this bake dish is going to make my whole family happy. We are shrimp lover but anti vegetable. So, with the brocolli and shrimp and cheese, this is going to be a favorite meal for all of us. Voted useful