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Creamy lobster mac and cheese
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5 from 4 votes

Lobster Mac and Cheese

If you love mac and cheese, you’re sure to be head over heels for this Lobster Mac and Cheese. Loaded with shell pasta and delightfully gooey gruyere cheese, every bite will be heavenly. Top with crispy breadcrumbs and more cheese to finish off the perfect side dish or main entree.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 624kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Breadcrumbs:

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  • 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!

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Notes

Serve as a main entree or as a side.

Nutrition

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