WFMW – Easiest Casserole Ever

Okay. This recipe is seriously the easiest thing in the world, and it’s versatile, too. I know some men can be “iffy” about a casserole, but my husband – and all of my friends’ husbands – love this one.

Shrimp and Wild Rice Casserole
2 boxes Uncle Ben’s Original Long Grain and Wild Rice, cooked according to package directions
1 1/2 pounds small or medium shrimp – you can use fresh (peeled, deveined) or frozen (thawed)
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese – I usually buy the blocks and run them through the grater in the food processor, but pre-shredded will work fine
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
dash of hot sauce

Mix it all together – put it in a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish – and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

It makes a ton – and it works as a side dish (great with beef), a main dish, or – my favorite – reheated in a skillet and used for quesadillas the next day. Our three year old likes it – and it doesn’t even have Cheetos in it! Or peanut butter! :-)

A casserole that’s fast, easy and even better the 2nd day? That most definitely works for me.

For more great WFMW ideas, go see Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer.

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email


  1. yeah! works for me too!! I’ll try it!!

  2. I’ll be copying and pasting this one onto my notepad to make soon, BooMama. It sounds delicious!! I love shrimp. :-)

  3. Anything that starts with…”Uncle Ben’s Original Long Grain and Wild Rice” has GOT to be good! And, I believe this is the same casserole you made us only with chicken.

    And, I’m pretty sure it’s the one I was apologizing for after scraping my fork across the plate (after the second helping of course) :) Yum-O!

  4. That sounds really great! I’m copying it down!

  5. Don’t you just love computers….I have just cut and pasted this into my recipe folder, will definitely be trying this recipe….anything with the word “easy” appeals to me!!!! :) Thanks!

  6. That does sound good, and yes, I have to be careful about what kind of casseroles I bring into the marriage.

  7. All the ingredients are things my family will eat! Can’t wait to try it.

  8. I’m going to try that one soon. Thanks!

  9. Mmmmmmmmm! Thanks for sharing!

  10. YUM! SOunds good to me. I’ll have to try it.

  11. My husband actually likes casseroles, and he’s a big seafood fan. I’ll be giving this a try! Thanks!

  12. suzanne says:

    Yum, I love shrimp, too. I’ll have to try this very soon! Thanks!

  13. Wild rice. Shrimp. Fast and easy. Yep. This is gonna work for me, too.

  14. Mmmm… Sounds delish. I’ll have to try it tonight because I think I have everything but the actual Uncle Ben’s rice. I have just bulk wild rice, so could anyone tell me how much rice in cups (or ounces) this would be?

  15. Ooooh…shrimp! This one is definitely going in my ‘to try’ file!

  16. Great recipe- I am adding it to my giant collection. Thank you!

  17. Sound yummy, have you tried anything besides shimp in there?

    But sounds great with the shrimp also.


  18. That sounds DELICIOUS!!!

  19. It sounds fabulous. Except for the shrimp part. Can I use chicken. And when I say chicken, I don’t mean the kind they serve at Uncle Bubba’s. =)

  20. You can use chicken – but you’ll have to boil it first. And when I do use chicken, I use a cup of sour cream instead of the 2nd can of soup – and I add diced sauteed onion and pimento.

    And Robin and T., that casserole I made for y’all was a different kind of rice b/c I couldn’t find the original Uncle Ben’s…so this version won’t be as salty (sorry, T.). ;-)

  21. THis sounds delicious!

    If you keep having so much fun with WFMW, I may have to break down and start blogging too…although I might bore people to tears.


  22. Yes, I will vouch for this one…even I have made it…once. :)

  23. I am all about easy cooking! Very few of my casseroles include shrimp, so I’m excited to give this one a try!

  24. That sounds so delicious! I’m defeantly going to have to make it, I just love shrimp!

  25. My pickiest eater LOVES shrimp. I’m definitely saving this to My Delicious!

  26. You know what works for me even more? Somebody else who will make this FOR me!

    You know, if you just moved in with us, this would be the start of something beautiful–you’d cook for me, and my boys would entertain Alex for hours untold. Tempting, isn’t it? :)

  27. I’m headed to the store this afternoon to get the shrimp to make this. It sounds so good that it may be worth enduring the race car cart. I’m just going to remember it’s all about loading the front end down. : )

  28. Boomama, I made this for dinner tonight. My family devoured it! Thanks so much! It WORKED for us!

  29. Sounds very yummy, and like you are a good cook. Maybe you should share more recipes?

  30. The only thing more versatile in my cabinet than cream of mushroom soup is baking soda.

  31. This sounds wonderful! I’ll have to give it a try.

    If you have more quick, easy recipes like this, I’d love it if you’d participate in my Five Ingredient Friday recipe exchange. I’m always looking for new talent. ;)

  32. This sounds fantastic, can’t wait to try it. Thank you.