Cheesy Shrimp Mac

This comforting shrimp mac and cheese casserole is packed with two types of cheese and topped with a crunchy cracker topping. Omit the shrimp, seafood seasoning, and green onions for regular cheesy goodness.

Cheesy Shrimp Mac
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 cup dried elbow macaroni (12 oz.)

  • 3 cup shredded Swiss cheese* (12 oz.)

  • 2 ½ cup shredded Gruyère cheese* (10 oz.)

  • 5 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cup chicken broth

  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • 12 ounce fresh or frozen peeled, deveined uncooked small shrimp, halved lengthwise or chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning

  • 8 ounce Swiss cheese, cubed

  • 1 ¾ cup crushed saltine crackers (about 36)

  • 3 tablespoon butter, cut up

  • ½ cup sliced green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Return macaroni to pan.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl toss together shredded Swiss and Gruyère cheeses, flour, and garlic. In a large saucepan heat broth and wine over medium just until bubbles form around edge of pan. Add cheese mixture, 1 cup at a time, whisking constantly after each addition until cheese melts. (Mixture may not be completely smooth at this point.) Do not boil. Remove from heat. Stir in shrimp and seafood seasoning.

  3. Pour cheese mixture over macaroni; stir gently to combine. Fold in cubed Swiss cheese. Spoon pasta mixture into prepared casserole. Sprinkle crushed crackers evenly over top; dot with butter.

  4. Bake, uncovered, 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and topping is golden. Sprinkle with green onions.


For best results, shred the cheese just before using. Purchased preshredded cheese does not melt as well.

Cheese Mac

Prepare as directed, except omit seafood seasoning, shrimp, and green onions. Season to taste with salt and pepper in Step 2.Per serving: 568 cal., 30 g fat, (18 g sat. fat), 93 mg chol., 603 mg sodium, 41 g carb., 2 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 30 g pro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

607 Calories
31g Fat
41g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 607
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 596mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 37g
Vitamin B-12 2.4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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