Seafood Mac and Cheese Recipe

I’ve had a bunch of people ask for my recipe for Seafood Mac and Cheese recipe. I’ve listed it a bunch in my weekly What’s for Dinner section of my newsletter but now I’m finally sharing it. Yay!

It's a keeper. We loved this delicious seafood mac and cheese recipe. Great family dinner idea perfect for kids and adults.

 It’s one of my favorite dinners because it’s total comfort food with a little flair.

This is SO good! Quick and easy seafood mac and cheese recipe perfect for kids and grown ups

This recipe makes 2-3 adult sized meal portions. The musicmaker and I eat a lot and we split this but you can easily double or triple the recipe. The proportions of fish are definitely a preference thing so just use what you have or what sound good to you.New family favorite dinner recipe. Love this easy seafood mac and cheese


  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup each shrimp, imitation crab,  and fish (I use half a costco filet and sometimes I use bay scallops whatever sounds good to you will work)
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • 3 TBS butter divided
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 1 C milk
  • 4 ounces dry pasta
  • 1/2 to 1 C cheese (I like to use a slice of Munster and then a big handful of colby jack)
  • Onion Powder and Salt to taste
  • Panko bread crumbs for topping
  • Spray Oil like Pam
 What to Do
  1. Start water boiling for pasta. When boiling add pasta to cook
  2. If any of your seafood is raw cook it in 1 TBS butter once almost cooked through add the rest of the seafood and a sprinkling of Old Bay seasoning to taste. Remove from pan.
  3. Using the same pan add remaining butter over medium heat and flour to make a roux.
  4. Slowly add milk while stirring to make a cream sauce.
  5. Add cheese and melt though.
  6. Add seafood mix.
  7. Add salt and onion powder to taste.
  8. Next add 1/8 to 1/4 C pasta water and pasta reserving water in case you want it thinner.
  9. You can serve it now as a saucy pasta but what I think makes this special is this next step. Pour into casserole dish. Cover generously with Panko breadcrumbs. Spray with Pam and broil until crisp.
New family favorite all the comfort of macaroni and cheese but with a yummy seafood upgrade. Great recipe.
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  1. Yum! I love Macaroni and Cheese and my husband doesn’t. I think these may be the trick to swaying him to our side.

  2. THat’s kind of heartbreaking that he doesn’t like mac and cheese! Yes I think it’s different enough it may satisfy both of you guys. Hopefully we can convert him.

  3. Yummy! That looks amazing! I am so trying this!

  4. Seriously, this looks so unbelievalby delicious!!!

  5. Looks delish! I live on the coast of NC and can’t wait to try this with some local sea food!

  6. I love seafood and I love mac and cheese. Why didn’t I think of this before? This is the best thing since sliced bread. Thanks for the recipe! I’m glad I stumbled on your blog from the made with love Link up!

    Love and Whimsy

  7. I am lactose intolerant, but I may have to break my routine to try this.

    -h (@taste-buds)

  8. nice, i love how you turned this classic recipe into a gourmet dinner :)

  9. I pined this! It looks so good I want to reach right in a take a bite!
    Rose @

  10. I MUST try this!!! It simply looks DELICIOUS!! What consists of Old Bay Seasoning? I’m wondering if I can get that here.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  11. This looks delicious. I love mac and cheese. Seafood in it sounds amazing. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. You can find it at

    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  12. OMG, yum! I want to make this now, but it is only 1130am in the morning. I have just added the ingredients to next weeks shopping list!

  13. Yes, I will have 3 servings please. Hehe! Looks delicious, I would make this but my husband is iffy on new things. I might have a guilty pleasure and make it all for myself.

  14. Looks good. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  15. Love this twist to ordinary mac and cheese!

  16. I LOVE seafood…this looks amazing!

  17. This sounds absolutely amazing! Love the crunchy top!

  18. This sounds amazing. Definitely “pin worthy.” Thank you for sharing!

  19. This looks really awesome!

  20. Congrats!!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it :)

  21. I love adding things to mac and cheese. It looks great. Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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