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Easy Baked Seafood Macaroni & Cheese

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One thing I know my kids will always eat is macaroni and cheese. I can add all kinds of things to it and they will not care. It’s an easy dinner on nights when I’m just worn out and it’s the perfect comfort food. I can’t just serve macaroni and cheese from a box though, it has to be an adult version in order for Matt to eat it willingly. This version of baked macaroni and cheese is loaded with delicious seafood and 2 different types of cheese.

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Ingredients:

1 box (16oz) elbow macaroni
1 pkt Imitation Crab Meat, chopped
8 oz frozen shrimp, defrosted & diced
8 oz sour cream
4 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 can evaporated milk
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese

Directions:

1. Cook and drain macaroni noodles & return to pan
2. Add sour cream & stir until combined.
3. Add shrimp and crab meat; mix well.
4. Melt butter in saucepan.
5. Add onions & saute until tender.
6. Sprinkle flour over onions & mix well; allow to cook for about 1 minute until beginning to brown.
7. Slowly add the evaporated milk, stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken.
8. Gradually add 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 1 cup of Pepper Jack cheese, stirring constantly until they melt.
9. Pour cheese mixture over macaroni and stir to combine.
10. Transfer macaroni mixture to a 13×9 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
11. Top with remaining 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
12. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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Look at all the cheesy goodness! We never ever have leftovers when I make this for dinner. Sometimes I add breadcrumbs to the top for an extra bit of crunch or I broil it for 2-3 minutes on High after it cooks to crisp up the cheese on top. Either way, it’s delicious!

Easy Baked Seafood Macaroni and Cheese
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box (16oz) elbow macaroni
  2. 1 pkt Imitation Crab Meat, chopped
  3. 8 oz frozen shrimp, defrosted & diced
  4. 8 oz sour cream
  5. 4 Tbsp butter
  6. 2 Tbsp flour
  7. 1/2 cup onion, diced
  8. 1 can evaporated milk
  9. 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  10. 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook and drain macaroni noodles & return to pan
  2. Add sour cream & stir until combined.
  3. Add shrimp and crab meat; mix well.
  4. Melt butter in saucepan.
  5. Add onions & saute until tender.
  6. Sprinkle flour over onions & mix well; allow to cook for about 1 minute until beginning to brown.
  7. Slowly add the evaporated milk, stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken.
  8. Gradually add 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 1 cup of Pepper Jack cheese, stirring constantly until they melt.
  9. Pour cheese mixture over macaroni and stir to combine.
  10. Transfer macaroni mixture to a 13x9 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  11. Top with remaining 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
  12. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
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