lobster mac and cheese
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Baked Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe

Creamy Mac and Cheese filled with succulent pieces of lobster and topped with a golden brown crust for the perfect special occasion side dish.
Course: Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces macaroni
  • 5 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups gruyere cheese grated
  • 1 cup extra-sharp (or sharp) cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 12 ounces cooked lobster meat
  • 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic herb spice

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta per boxed instructions, in salted boiling water to al dente consistency. Drain and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter with the garlic. Once melted cook until fragrant, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for several minutes to form a roux.
  • Add milk to the saucepan and whisk with the roux until well combined. Continue to whisk and bring milk to a simmer and cook for several minutes until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese, salt and pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Add the lobster meat and cooked pasta to the cheese sauce, stir well.
  • Spray non-stick cooking spray in 6 ramekins, cocottes or a square baking dish. Fill dishes with mac and cheese mixture.
  • In a small dish melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and herbs spice to the butter and stir. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the mac and cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and the top is golden brown.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals