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!

Cajun and creamy mac n' cheese with shrimp!

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Cajun and creamy mac n' cheese with shrimp!

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  • ½

    pound elbow pasta

  • 4

    tablespoons butter, divided

  • ½

    pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined and cut in thirds

  • ½

    teaspoon Cajun seasoning, divided

  • ½

    tablespoon onion, grated

  • tablespoons flour

  • cups milk

  • 1

    cup Cheddar cheese, grated

  • 1

    cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • ½

    cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 2

    tablespoons breadcrumbs

  • 1

    teaspoon parsley, minced


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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