Shrimp Mac 'n' Cheese

By Mr. Food

Shrimp Mac 'n' Cheese

Ingredients

Shrimp Mac 'n' Cheese puts a trendy seafood spin on our recipe for homestyle macaroni and cheese. When your gang tastes this variation, studded with shrimp, macaroni and cheese will never be the same!

Serves: 6

 
 
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning (Old Bay)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 pound cooked medium-sized shrimp, cut in half

Directions

 
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
     
  3. In a large soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour, seafood seasoning, salt, and pepper; mix well. Gradually add milk, bring to a boil, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 3 cups cheese until melted.
     
  4. Add cooked macaroni and shrimp to cheese sauce and stir until thoroughly combined; pour mixture into prepared baking dish and sprinkle top with remaining cheese.
     
  5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through and top is golden.

 

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