Bubba Gump Shrimp Mac and Cheese
Southern cookin’ meets the sea! Noodles mixed with sauteed shrimp and freshly grated Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheese. Topped with golden brown breadcrumbs.
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 1½ tablespoons flour 1½ 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.