Buffalo Shrimp Mac & Cheese Recipe
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Buffalo Shrimp Mac & Cheese Recipe

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For a rich, creamy and slightly spicy shrimp and pasta recipe, you can't beat this crowd-pleasing slow cooker dish. It's a nice new twist on popular Buffalo chicken dishes.—Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gouda or Swiss cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 pound frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Additional Louisiana-style hot sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 551 calories, 34g fat (20g saturated fat), 228mg cholesterol, 1269mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients; stir in shredded cheeses and macaroni. Cook, covered, on low 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until macaroni is almost tender.
  2. Stir in shrimp and blue cheese; cook, covered, 30-35 minutes longer or until heated through. Just before serving, stir in chives, parsley and, if desired, additional hot sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Buffalo Shrimp Mac & Cheese in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p45

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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