Shrimp Mac n’ Cheese

Shrimp Mac n’ Cheese

Take this gooey comfort food to a delicious new level by adding plump shrimp.



Homemade macaroni and cheese is simple, scrumptious and kid-friendly. Add shrimp for a fresh and healthy take on this family favorite.

Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese
Serves: 6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: $

Ingredients
1 pound elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups skim milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound frozen shrimp, chopped and cooked
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a bowl, then stir in pasta and cook according to the directions
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Add milk, then whisk gently until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Place strained and cooled macaroni in a 9-by- 13 inch baking dish. Pour the sauce over the macaroni and mix well with a wooden spoon. Stir in cheddar cheese, 2 cups Parmesan cheese and shrimp
  4. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese, panko bread crumbs and parsley. Bake for 15 minutes
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Tip: Experiment with other pasta shapes, like shells, penne and ziti. Or mix them together for a fun look and texture the whole family will love!

Tip: For more tasty spins on macaroni and cheese, whip up one of our three scrumptious recipes.

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