CAJUN MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH SHRIMP BY LISA MAZZAFERRO

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Cavatappi pasta cooked
  • 8 T. butter, divided
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp cut in thirds
  • 1 tsp. cajun seasoning, divided
  • 1 T. grated onion
  • 3 T. flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 lb. Swiss cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 lb. cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 lb. pepper Jack cheese (grated and divided)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

Directions

  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 2. Melt butter in medium sauce pan. Add shrimp, sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. cajun seasoning. Cook 3-4 minutes, remove.
  • 3. In same pan melt 2T butter, add onion and sauté 1 minute. Whisk in flour, cook 1 minute. Whisk in milk and heat approximately 4 minutes. Add Swiss, cheddar and 3/4 lb. pepper Jack cheese. Stir until smooth. Add 1/2 tsp. cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in cooked shrimp.
  • 4. In buttered casserole dish add cooked cavatappi pasta. Pour cheese sauce over mix to cover all pasta.
  • 5. Top with 1/4 lb. pepper Jack cheese, bread crumbs, 3 T. melted butter and parsley.
  • 6. Bake 45 minutes.

Notes

One of the five finalists selected for Emeril's Best Mac 'n' Cheese Ever Challenge (2008).

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