Bubbly Shrimp Mac N' Cheese

Fall has officially arrived, and now is the time to enjoy your favorite comfort foods! This delicious mac n' cheese will warm you up from the inside out...


This recipe and it's photos were shared from www.chieftain.com. Find the recipe in its original form here: http://www.chieftain.com/life/2921599-120/pepper-cheese-green-frozen.


4 ounces (1 1/2 cups) small elbow macaroni

Vegetable oil spray

1 cup frozen chopped onion

1 cup frozen chopped green bell pepper

1/2 cup nonfat ricotta cheese

6 ounces (about 2 cups) reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

2 cups tomato cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1/2 pound cooked, shelled shrimp

1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Bring a large pot with 3 to 4 quarts water to a boil, then add macaroni and boil 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, spray a 10-inch nonstick skillet with vegetable oil spray and saute onions and green pepper 2 minutes to defrost.

Combine ricotta, half the cheese, tomatoes and shrimp in a large bowl. Add cayenne pepper and mix in onions and green bell pepper.

Drain macaroni and add to cheese mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Return the mixture to the skillet and sprinkle remaining cheddar evenly over the top. Cover with a lid and set over medium heat 10 minutes. Makes 2 servings.

Per serving: 662 calories (17 percent from fat), 12.1 g fat (5.4 g saturated, 4 g monounsaturated), 254 mg cholesterol, 71.1 g protein, 65 g carbohydrates, 6.3 g fiber, 1247 mg sodium.