Recipe: Perfect Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese

Shrimp macaroni and cheese – This recipe is perfect for when you have no idea what to cook. You can cook Shrimp macaroni and cheese using 19 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Shrimp macaroni and cheese

  1. You need 1 lb of uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined.
  2. It’s 1 tablespoon of butter.
  3. Prepare 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. You need of Macaroni and cheese.
  5. It’s 1 lb of cellentani pasta.
  6. You need 4 tablespoons of butter.
  7. You need 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour.
  8. Prepare 3 cups of milk.
  9. It’s 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
  10. You need 1 tablespoon of onion powder.
  11. You need 1 tablespoon of garlic powder.
  12. Prepare 1 tablespoon of parsley flakes.
  13. You need 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  14. Prepare 2 cups of grated extra sharp cheddar cheese.
  15. You need 2 cups of grated Monterrey jack cheese.
  16. Prepare of Topping.
  17. It’s 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
  18. You need 3/4 cup of Panko breadcrumbs.
  19. Prepare 3 tablespoons of melted butter.

Shrimp macaroni and cheese Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, strain, rinse in cold water, and set aside.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large (oven proof) iron skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp in an even layer and cook 2-3 minutes, flip over, and continue to cook 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove shrimp to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, cut into halves. Set aside.
  3. While shrimp are cooking, preheat oven to 350.
  4. Keep the drippings in the skillet and melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat, then whisk in the flour. Cook, while stirring for 2 minutes. Turn heat to low then gradually whisk in milk. Whisk in cornstarch and remaining seasoning.
  5. Simmer, whisking constantly until thickened (but not overly thick). Whisk in cheddar, then Monterrey jack. Add shrimp and pasta and stir until evenly coated.
  6. Spread pasta into an even layer and top with Parmesan. Whisk Panko with melted butter and evenly sprinkle on top. Bake 15-20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Turn oven to broil to toast Panko for 3-5 minutes, watching closely so it doesn’t burn.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.