Puebla Shrimp Rellenos Casserole


Shrimp recipes CAN be hearty, cheesy, and family-friendly! This Mexican casserole recipe is proof. For extra color and a hint of freshness, garnish the shrimp casserole with chopped tomatoes and fresh cilantro.

Puebla Shrimp Rellenos Casserole
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen peeled, cooked medium shrimp

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 4 large fresh poblano chile peppers, seeded and chopped* (4 cups)

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion (1 large)

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, cut up

  • 1 cup chopped roma tomatoes (3 medium)

  • 2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 ounces)

  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • Chopped roma tomato (optional)

  • Snipped fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a large skillet heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add poblano peppers, onion, and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese, stirring until smooth. Stir in shrimp and 1 cup tomatoes. Remove from heat. Gradually add 1 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, stirring until cheeses are melted. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.

  2. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl combine egg, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Pour batter evenly over shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese and the remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese.

  3. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set and top is golden. If desired, sprinkle with additional tomato and cilantro.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
30g Fat
18g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 742mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 434.2mg 33%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 387mg 8%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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