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Creole Shrimp Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Think outside the blue box and make a grown-up version of mac and cheese instead. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired."
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35 m servings 804
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.
  2. While macaroni is cooking, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp; sprinkle with Creole seasoning. Cook, stirring continually, for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until shrimp is pink, about 2 minutes. Turn off heat.
  3. Drain macaroni and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking; set aside. Return the pasta pot to the stove and melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add half-and-half; heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Whisk in cheeses until melted, about 5 minutes. Add mustard; cook for 2 minutes. Turn off heat.
  5. Add reserved macaroni and shrimp. Stir until heated through. Serve immediately.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute pepper Jack cheese for the Monterey for extra kick.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 804 calories; 47.4 52.7 41 265 854 Full nutrition

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I just doubled the recipe. I didn’t add creole mustard because I couldn’t find it at the store. It is very very cheesy. So if you love lots of creamy cheese, you will love this recipe!