Bubba Gump Shrimp Mac and Cheese

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.

That sounds really good! Looks like a pretty easy recipe too.

Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try this!