Creamy lobster mac and cheese
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5 from 2 votes

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Cheesy and decadent lobster mac and cheese that will blow your socks off. Perfect for a main entree or a side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best lobster mac and cheese recipe, Lobster Mac and Cheese
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 624kcal
Author: Julie of


  • 2 or more lobster tails
  • 1 lb shell pasta
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup gruyere cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Lobster Meat:

  • 1 tsp  chives
  • 1/4 tsp  paprika
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Fill a large pot with water and salt and bring to a boil. Cook the lobster tails for 3-4 minutes.
  • Place the lobster tails in ice cold water.
  • In the same pot, you cooked the lobster tails, cook the pasta according to packaging instructions.
  • While the pasta cooks, heat a large skillet and melt 4 tbsp unsalted butter.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook the butter/flour mixture for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the milk and cook until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the sauce thickens, turn off the heat and add the cheeses.
  • Season with salt and pepper and then add the pasta shells.
  • In a small bowl combine the breadcrumbs and 1 tbsp melted butter.
  • Remove the lobster tails from the ice water and remove the meat from the shells.
  • Cut the lobster meat into bite-size pieces.
  • In a small skillet add some butter, lobster meat, chives, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Place the mac and cheese into a baking sheet and sprinkle the lobster meat on top. Cover with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the top is nicely golden brown.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!



Serve as a main entree or as a side.


Calories: 624kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 550mg | Iron: 1.6mg