Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound medium size shrimp, peel and deveined
  • 1 pound cavatappi or elbow macaroni pasta
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces grated Gruyere cheese
  • 4 ounces grated Gouda cheese
  • 4 ounces grated Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco hot sauce
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour
How to cook Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese:
  • Mix seasoning blend and set aside. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add about 1 tablespoon of salt to boiling water. Add pasta and cook 8 minutes.
  • Remove pasta from stove, drain, rinse in hot water, drain again. Coat pasta with about 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to prevent sticking and set aside.
  • Peel and devein shrimp, place in a bowl and season with 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend and mix well.
  • In a skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, heat over medium heat. Add vegetables and saute for about 5 minutes, add 1 tablespoon of seasoning blend to vegetable mixture and cook 1 minute more.
  • Add shrimp and saute for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Shrimp will finish cooking in the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Mix all grated cheese together. Reserve 1 cup of cheese to top the mac and cheese. In a stock pot, add 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Heat to medium heat add flour and whisk well. Cook for about 4 minutes, whisking constantly, add remaining seasoning blend, and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, add cream and milk and whisk well. Add cheese by the handful, whisking well after each addition. Add hot sauce.
  • Once all cheese has been added toss in the cooked pasta and shrimp veggie mixture, cook for 1 minute more.
  • Butter 4-6 ramekins (about 4 ounces each) or a 13x9 oven proof casserole dish with about 2 tablespoons of butter. Place the pasta cheese mixture in the ramekins.
  • Melt remaining butter, toss in panko and minced parsley, and mix well. Top ramekins with remaining cheese topping and sprinkle panko mixture on top.
  • Bake at 375°F (190°C) for about 15-20 minutes, turn oven to broil and broil for 4-5 minutes are until panko is golden brown.
  • Allow Shrimp Mac and Cheese to rest about 15 minutes then serve.
Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese recipe
Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese recipe
Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese recipe
Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese recipe
Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese recipe
Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese recipe
Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese recipe

Note(s):

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins

This baked Shrimp Mac and Cheese is a fantastic one-dish meal - it's so rich and creamy and cheesy, all you'll need is a simple green salad to serve alongside, and your menu is set.


This recipe for Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese serves/makes: 4 - 6 servings

The Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Shrimp (more Shrimp recipes)
Preparation Method: Pasta (more Pasta recipes)
Cuisine: Creole (more Creole recipes)

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