Lobster Mac and Cheese

Level

Easy

Time

20 Min

Serves

2

Ingredients

  • Lobster Tails: 5-6 tails cooked and chopped.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Freshly shredded and divided.
  • Gruyere Cheese: Freshly shredded
  • Parmesan Cheese: Grated
  • Butter: 1 whole stick.
  • Flour: All purpose works best here.
  • Whole Milk: For creaminess, do not use skim or 1% milk.
  • Salt: Don’t skip the salt, it helps the flavor shine through.
  • Garlic Powder: Adds a nice little bit of flavor.
  • Mustard Powder and Nutmeg: These are both optional, but highly recommended. Especially the mustard powder!
  • Pepper to Taste: Freshly ground will deliver the best bit of a kick.
  • Elbow Macaroni: Can also use cavatappi pasta, cooked according to directions.
  • Parsley: This optional but adds flavor and a nice pop of color.

 

This grown up version of seafood mac and cheese is easy, it takes a bit of time, but it’s totally worth it!  This is so good you are going to want to make it all the time, even if it does take a bit of extra time.

Recipe From The Recipe Critic 

Instructions

Step 1

Cook:  Cook the lobster according to your preference. I prefer to broil my lobster

Step 2

Prep: Heat oven to 400 degrees with the rack in the middle of the oven.

Step 3

Sauce: In a large saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the flour to the melted butter and stir until thickened, about 3 minutes

Step 4

Whisk: Slowly whisk in milk a little at a time. The slower you add the milk the thicker the sauce will be.

Step 5

Stir: Add in 3 cups of the cheddar cheese, Gruyère cheese, and ½ cup of parmesan cheese into the sauce. Reserve 1 ½ cups cheddar and ½ cup Parmesan for the top.

Step 6

Spices: Add in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, mustard powder and nutmeg to the sauce, stir until combined.

Step 7

Mix: Stir together the cooked macaroni noodles, lobster and the sauce and transfer to a 9×13 baking, that has been prepped with cooking spray if needed.

Step 8

Top: Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake in the oven until golden and bubbling. 20-25 minutes

Step 9

Garnish: Top with flat leaf parsley if desired.

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