Shrimp Mac & Cheese

Shrimp Mac and Cheese


Serves: 4


  • 1 pound shrimp, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons BBQ spice
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups grated cheddar
  • 1 cup grated gruyere
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Toss the shrimp with the BBQ seasoning.


  • Place a skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter. When it foams add the shrimp.
  • Cook the shrimp for 2-4 minutes or until they just turn pink; Remove the shrimp from heat and reserve.
  • Cook the macaroni per the package directions. Drain and reserve.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a nonstick saucepan. When the butter melts, add the flour and whisk to combine. Cook the butter/flour mixture for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk and cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Remove pot from heat.
  • Add a pinch of nutmeg, a few grinds of black pepper and a good pinch of salt to the milk mixture.
  • Add the grated cheeses and cover the pot. Allow it to sit for 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove the lid and add the cooked macaroni and reserved shrimp. Stir to combine.


  • Serve in warm bowls, top with some green onions and additional BBQ spice.