While garlic, basil, and pine nuts upgrade the flavor, shrimp ups the heartiness in this comfort food classic.




  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and devein shrimp, removing tails. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Chop shrimp and set aside.

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

  • In large bowl stir together eggs, butter, half-and-half, 1 cup of the fontina cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, garlic, pine nuts, chopped basil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in shrimp and macaroni. Transfer to buttered 2-quart casserole. Top with remaining cheeses.

  • Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through and shrimp pieces are opaque. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Top with fresh basil leaves. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

509 calories; 27 g total fat; 14 g saturated fat; 254 mg cholesterol; 694 mg sodium. 33 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 33 g protein; 1458 IU vitamin a; 4 mg vitamin c; 333 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;