Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe

Lobster mac and cheese sounded so decadent when I first saw the recipes on Pinterest. So did the grown up recipes I read using bacon and Gruyère cheese. I knew I had to make this recipe, but as usual, I always put my own spin on it.

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The lobster mac and cheese I made was so rich and delicious, I had to share it with you! But be warned, this recipe is not diet food.

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The ingredients used in my Lobster Mac and Cheese.

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Cook bacon till crispy.

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Drain cooked bacon on paper towels.

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Chop bacon and set aside.

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Remove lobster meat from shell.

We cooked lobsters for New Year’s Eve, and I cooked a couple of extra ones to freeze for future meals. I took one of these out to use in my lobster mac and cheese. I wish I had taken both of them out, I think I would have liked more meat in the meal.

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Cut lobster into bite size chunks, set aside.

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Boil the macaroni (or whatever pasta you choose) for about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

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Melt butter in a large pot.

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Add flour and stir with a wisk.

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Stir the butter and flour over medium heat for a few minutes. This cooks out the flour taste in the rue.

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Add the milk and half & half cream, I used more cream than milk.

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Grate nutmeg, I like using fresh but you can use nutmeg already grated.

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Add the grated nutmeg.

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Meanwhile, sauté chopped onion and garlic in butter.

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When the onion is translucent, add the dry sherry and let simmer for a few minutes.

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Cook stirring often until the sauce is thick. Add the dry mustard and cayenne pepper.

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Start adding your cheeses! Here I’ve started with McClaren’s Imperial sharp cheddar. It’s my favourite old cheese to use in my cheese sauces, it has incredible flavour.

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Then add the grated Gruyère, mozzarella and brie, stirring often while the cheese melts.

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Pour the garlic, onions and sherry into the sauce.

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Add the chopped lobster,

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Finally, add the cooked pasta and mix well.

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Pour your lobster mac and cheese into a casserole dish. Use a spatula to scrape up every bit of that scrumptious cheese.

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It’s time to make your topping…to give your mac & cheese a crunchy topping.

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Mix your breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese, parsley and melted butter.

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Then put the mixture in a bigger bowl so you can really mix it properly!! (I had a duh moment)

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Sprinkle your reserved bacon on top of the casserole.

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And lastly, sprinkle your breadcrumb mixture on top of the bacon.

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At this point you can cover it to cook later, letting cool before putting it in the fridge. If you cook it now, put it in your oven at 325°F for about 1/2 an hour. If cooking later, let it come to room temperature then cook for an hour.

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When you take it out of the oven, the top will be nicely baked and crispy.

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Serve up a plate and be sure to get lots of the topping.

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Dig in & enjoy! It was every bit as delicious as I thought it would be!

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Sauce-

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half & half
1 2/3 cups milk

dash grated nutmeg
dash cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 cup shredded old cheddar (I always use more!)
1 cup shredded Gruyère
1 cup shredded mozzarella
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup dry Sherry

Casserole-

Macaroni or pasta of your choice
Lobster meat, the more the better, cut into bite size pieces

Topping-

1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup dried parsley
1/4 cup butter
6 slices bacon

Directions-

Pre-heat your oven to 325°F.

Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Cook bacon and drain on paper towels. When cool, chop.

Melt the 1 Tbsp of butter in a small pan. Add the onions and cook till translucent. Add the garlic and simmer for a very short time, you don’t want to burn it. Add the Sherry and simmer for a few minutes.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in large saucepan. Add flour and stir to blend into a rue, cooking for a few minutes. Add cream and milk, stirring constantly till thickened (it should coat the back of a spoon). Sprinkle the cayenne, nutmeg and dry mustard in the sauce and mix well. Start adding the cheeses, cooking on low till they are melted.

Blend in the lobster meat and onion mixture, don’t stir too hard, you don’t want to break up the lobster. Add the cooked macaroni and stir to coat. Pour the lobster mac & cheese into a casserole dish.

Melt the 1/4 cup butter and mix in the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and parsley. Sprinkle the chopped bacon on top of the casserole, then sprinkle the bread crumb mixture.

Put the uncovered casserole dish in the oven for 1/2 an hour. The topping will brown and become crispy. Let sit covered for 5-10 minutes before dishing out.

You can save it to cook at a later time. You will need to cook it for 1 hour if it comes to room temperature, 1/2 hour uncovered and 1/2 hour covered.

Serve your lobster mac and cheese with a salad and garlic bread, you can never have enough garlic! Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness – that sounds so delicious. I make my own macaroni and cheese as well and usually add bacon and tomatoes and sometimes crumbled potato chips for a topping.

  2. I have never made make and cheese. Not even the boxed kind when my kids were little (couldn’t stant the smell of that orange stuff) LOL! But you are tempting me with this recipe and I pinned to try! This looks really good.

  3. Pinned!!! Love lobster mac and cheese and this recipe is a winner.Will be trying it the next time I fall off the diet wagon and lobster tails are on sale.

  4. That might be really good, I mean really really good (so I’m pinning it) but if that lobster is in front of me, I’m dipping his flesh in melted butter and stuffing him whole in my mouth.

  5. This sounds delicious, what a treat! Thanks so much for sharing it with everyone at Sewlicious Home Decor!

    Have a great weekend,
    Marti

  6. This looks, sounds, and probably is divine! My mouth fell open when I saw the picture of your ingredients – so rich and oh so good :) I would definitely love to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing, sweet friend. Have a wonderful week. Hugs and blessings to you!

  7. Love this recipe so much! What a great take on macaroni and cheese….and bacon!

    Happy day to you friend!
    karianne

  8. Oh Debbie, nothing bad about this recipe. Oh I can taste it now. How delicious!!!

  9. Oh my! Pinning. I have never, not once, cooked anything with lobster in it. But this sounds soooo divine! Thank you for sharing.

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