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Bubba Gump Shrimp Mac and Cheese


You'll love this Bayou version of macaroni and cheese, made from scratch with shrimp, Cajun spice and a melty mix of cheeses, baked until bubbly!

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  • 1/2 pound elbow pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined and cut in thirds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion, grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, minced


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 65mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.

Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in medium sauce pan.

Add shrimp. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Cook 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove cooked shrimp. Set aside.

In same pan melt 1 tablespoon butter, add onion and saute 1 minute.

Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute while stirring.

Whisk in milk and heat approximately 4 minutes while stirring.

Add Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Stir until smooth.

Add 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Stir in cooked shrimp and pasta.

Pour into buttered casserole dish.

Top with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter and parsley.

Bake 45 minutes or until browned and bubbling.

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