All opinions are mine alone. This Seafood Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Louis Kemp.
Are we the only family that has Macaroni and Cheese on every holiday table? When I started dating my husband, I noticed that his family had Macaroni and Cheese as a side dish throughout the holidays, and it is a tradition that we’ve kept throughout the years. Even though my youngest kids are only four, they have come to expect Macaroni and Cheese at the table.
But I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I actually am not the biggest fan of regular ol’ mac and cheese.
Regular mac and cheese is too, well, cheesy. And mac and cheese from a box? I’ll definitely leave that for the kids.
But make mac and cheese from scratch, then add a flavorful element like seafood, and I’ll eat this Seafood Baked Macaroni and Cheese for all the holidays! Not only is Seafood Baked Macaroni and Cheese a tasty way to create a more “adult” version of mac and cheese, but it is a great way to get kids to eat seafood. You know how some recipes boast about sneaking in veggies? Well, this one sneaks in seafood!
Seafood Baked Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients:
- (1) 8 ounce package of Louis Kemp® Crab Delights® Flake Style
- (2) cups Corkscrew noodles
- (2) cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- (3) tablespoons unsalted butter
- (3) tablespoons all purpose flour
- (2) cups 2% milk
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- Ground black pepper
Following the directions on the pasta package, cook the (2) cups of Corkscrew noodles, adding Pink Himalayan Sea Salt to the water.
While this cooks, preheat the oven to 350.
In a large pan (the pan should be large enough to drop all the pasta and mix it in after it is finished cooking), melt the butter. Add the flour and stir for about 2 minutes.
Add the milk and salt and pepper as desired. Whisk until the mixture thickens. It should be thick and not runny. Add the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
Pour the finished pasta (after liquid is drained) into the cheese. Add the package of Louis Kemp® Crab Delights® Flake Style. Stir so that the mixture is thoroughly combined.
Generously spray a 9×9 baking dish with non-stick spray OR use a medium sized cast iron skillet. Spoon the mac and cheese mixture into the dish or skillet. Bake for 20 minutes.
This is one holiday side dish that I am excited to add to the plate!
In addition to being gluten-free and a good source of protein, Crab Delights are made with premium Wild Alaskan Pollock fillets. I found mine at a local Lowe’s Foods in the refrigerated seafood section.