Cheesy Shrimp Mac-n-Cheese

Cheesy Shrimp Mac-n-Cheese

Serves 8
Prep time 40 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Shrimp and cheese make a delicious family friendly comfort food meal. #NaturallyCheesy


  • 1 16 oz. box macaroni shells
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Pound medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 2 Kraft All Natural Shredded Colby and Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Kraft All Natural Shredded mild or sharp Cheddar shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup Kraft All Natural Shredded Parmesan shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/2 cup garlic and herb breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


Use 2 lbs. of shrimp for extra shrimp flavor or chop 1 lb. of shrimp in half to spread it throughout the dish.


Step 1
Preheat oven to 325°F. Cook pasta per box directions. Drain and return pasta to the pot.
Step 2
Melt one stick of butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic, Cajun seasoning, and shrimp to the melted butter. Cook just until the shrimp change color. Add salt/pepper to taste. Remove shrimp from the pan, leaving the butter in the pan. Set aside.
Step 3
Add grated onions to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Mix flour into the butter. Add in milk, parsley, and Kraft Colby and Monterey Jack cheese with the Kraft Cheddar cheese. Mix until the cheese is melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4
Add the shrimp and cheese sauce to the pasta. Mix until everything is coated. Use the second stick of butter to grease a 9"x 13" baking dish. Pour the pasta in the dish.
Step 5
Melt the remaining butter and set aside. Mix together Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and panko. Sprinkle this mixture over the mac-n-cheese and drizzle the melted over it. Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.