Thursday, October 04, 2012

Show Your Stuff #44 - Seafood Mac and Cheese

I was inspired to make this after seeing Lobster  Mac and Cheese in the current edition of Food Network Magazine. I used shrimp and imitation crab meat in my version:

1 pound of elbow noodles
1 quart of whole milk
8 T  butter, divided
1/4 cup flour
4 cups smoked Gouda cheese  (original recipe called for Gruyere)
2 cups cheddar cheese
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t nutmeg
1 package of imitation crab meat and salad shrimp
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs

Cook noodles according to package directions.
Heat the milk, but don't let it boil.
Melt 6 T of the butter in a large sauce pan, add the flour. Cook over low heat for two minutes while stirring constantly with a whisk
While still stirring, add the milk and cook until it is thick, about 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat, add the cheeses, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until the cheese melts. add the noodles and seafood. place in 9 x 13 inch pan. (original recipe uses 6-8 gratin dishes)
Melt the remaining butter and add to the bread crumbs. Sprinkle on top.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minute or until sauce is bubbly and brown on top..


  1. That mac & cheese recipe looks like a keeper Julie! Thanks for hosting :-)

  2. This looks fantastic. I love mac and cheese topped with bread crumbs. Thank you for hosting!

  3. Thanks for hosting. Your mac and cheese looks absolutely sinful.

  4. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing - I'm a new follower! Joining from Friendship Friday -

  5. Oh, that sounds so good...comfort food!!! Thanks for inviting me to join your party...I'm your latest follower, too!!! HOPE you have a great weekend!!!

  6. Thank you so much for inviting me to your link up. I have posted the Chocolate Chess Pie to your party. Thanks for hosting.

  7. Forgot to mention I'm following via gfc as well.

  8. Yummy. I'm looking forward to trying this one.

  9. I Love Mac & Cheese,thanks for sharing!

  10. Looks great! Thank you for hosting. Have a great day!

  11. Your Seafood Mac and Cheese looks awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Another goodie. Thanks for linking in.