SUPER BOWL PARTY FOODThere’s no rule that you must serve your Super Bowl party guest Chili, but there is an unwritten rule that you must serve them delicious, hearty food that will sustain them through the entire game. This Shrimp Mac and Cheese from Nancy Lowell’s Chef’s Last Diet is that type of dish. Serve up bowlfuls of this and watch them come running!


  • 12 Large Shrimp (Peeled and deveined, for 4 servings add 4 more shrimp)
  • 1 cup Orzo
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Half and half or milk
  • 2oz Sharp Cheddar (Grated)
  • 2oz Fresh Goat Cheese (crumbled)
  • 1oz Parmigiano Cheese (Grated, and about half, set aside)
  • 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs
  • Ground Black Pepper (4-5 grinds, or to taste)


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F
Cook orzo 7 minutes and drain

Step 2

shrimp roux

While orzo is cooking, make sauce
Melt butter over low heat
Add flour and stir to form a roux, and cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes

Step 3

Add milk or cream to roux, slowly, stirring constantly and continue stirring until sauce thickens

Step 4

shrimp n cheese

When sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, add cheddar, goat, and half of parmigaino cheeses,
Stir well, and remove from heat
When pasta is cooked, drain well, and mix well with cheese sauce

Step 5

shrimp mac pan

Butter, or spray an 8×8″ pan, coat pan with breadcrumbs by sprinkling some of the breadcrumbs in the pan and shaking while turning pan, to coat bottom and sides of pan.
Return loose breadcrumbs to bowl with parmigiano that you set aside, and the rest of the breadcrumbs, and mix well

Step 6

shrimp and shrimp

Put pasta and sauce into breadcrumb coated pan
Top with shrimp, and press shrimp into pasta
Cover the top with the breadcrumb and cheese mixtures

Step 7

shrimp mac n cheese

Bake for thirty minutes, until top is golden brown

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