Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine
Episode: NBA
Print
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 pound medium shrimp (40 to 60 count), shelled and deveined
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped medium onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, mixed with 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat half-and-half
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Cut shrimp crosswise into thirds. In a medium frying pan, over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add garlic, and cook until translucent. Stir in the onion and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent. Add shrimp, 1 teaspoon salt, chives and pepper. Mix thoroughly, reduce heat and cover. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through. Drain and reserve liquid.

In a medium saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over low heat. Stir in cornstarch/water mixture, nutmeg, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Gradually stir in half-and-half; cook and stir until mixture thickens slightly and bubbles. Remove from heat. Add half the colby cheese and 1 cup of the cheddar. Stir until melted; then add remaining colby cheese. Continue to stir until mixture is smooth. Add reserved liquid from shrimp and continue to stir until mixture is well combined.

Grease a 2-quart casserole with remaining tablespoon butter. In large bowl combine shrimp and cooked macaroni; add cheese sauce and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into casserole dish and stir in the egg. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Return to the oven and bake until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with paprika. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Funkadelic Chili Mac

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Classic Macaroni Salad

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Mac Lobsta

Recipe courtesy of Michael Ferraro

Steakhouse Mac

Recipe courtesy of Mac Genie

Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

On TV

Dinner at Tiffani's

7:30am | 6:30c

Dinner at Tiffani's

8:30am | 7:30c

Dinner at Tiffani's

9:30am | 8:30c

Brunch at Bobby's

10:30am | 9:30c

Brunch at Bobby's

11:30am | 10:30c

Eat St.

12pm | 11c

Eat St.

12:30pm | 11:30c

Eat St.

1pm | 12c

Eat St.

1:30pm | 12:30c

Eat St.

2pm | 1c

Eat St.

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Carnival Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Carnival Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Cheap Eats

7pm | 6c

Cheap Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cheap Eats

8pm | 7c

Cheap Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cheap Eats

12am | 11c

Cheap Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here