Shrimp Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • ½ cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup 1% milk
  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup frozen salad shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs(Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Pour 5 cups water into a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add macaroni and boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour until a smooth paste is formed. Slowly pour in milk, stirring to incorporate. Add 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and Cajun seasoning. Drain macaroni and stir into the sauce. Add frozen shrimp and stir to combine.

  • Step 4

    Pour macaroni mixture into an oval au gratin dish. Top with panko bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese.

  • Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and golden, about 20 minutes.

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