Big-Batch Creamy Seafood Casserole

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  • Serves 16
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 789 calories
    • Fat 49 g
    • Sat Fat 18 g
    • Cholesterol 210 mg
    • Sodium 560 mg
    • Protein 36 g
    • Carbohydrate 53 g
    • Sugar 8 g
    • Fiber 8 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 160 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 3/4cups olive oil
  2. Check 3 medium onions, chopped
  3. Check 2pounds medium carrots (about 16), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  4. Check 2pounds medium parsnips (about 16), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  5. Check 8 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  6. Check 1/2cup all-purpose flour
  7. Check 2cups dry white wine
  8. Check 4cups heavy cream
  9. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  10. Check 1cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  11. Check 6pounds waxy potatoes, peeled and quartered
  12. Check 3pounds skinless tilapia fillets (about 12), cut into 1-inch pieces
  13. Check 2pounds peeled and deveined medium shrimp, tails removed
  14. Check 2cups coarse fresh bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Divide ½ cup of the oil between 2 large pots and heat over medium heat. Divide the onions, carrots, parsnips, and celery between the pots and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Dividing evenly, sprinkle with the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute (do not let darken). Divide the wine between the pots and simmer for 1 minute.
  2. Divide the cream between the pots; season each with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and, dividing evenly, stir in the parsley. Divide the vegetable mixture among four 8-inch square baking dishes and let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and add 1 tablespoon salt. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Reserve 3 cups of the cooking water, drain the potatoes, and return them to the pot. Add 1 cup of the remaining oil, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1 cup of the reserved cooking water and mash (adding more cooking water, if necessary) until smooth.
  4. Dividing evenly among the baking dishes, nestle the fish and shrimp in the vegetable mixture. Top with the potato mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the remaining ¼ cup of oil. Dividing evenly, sprinkle over the potatoes.
  6. To eat tonight: Bake the casserole on a rimmed baking sheet at 375° F until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. To freeze and cook later: Freeze the unbaked casserole, tightly sealed, for up to 3 months. To cook, thaw the casserole and bake, uncovered, on a rimmed baking sheet at 375° F until heated through and golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.