Lobster Mac and Cheese is the ultimate indulgence that’s perfect side dish for any holiday table. Juicy lobster meat is cooked in a decadent cheese sauce with macaroni and baked to golden, gooey perfection. Sharp cheddar, provolone, fontina, and gruyere cheeses adds a ton of flavor – lobster is added for the seafood lovers. This can be made without the lobster or you can make the classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Stovetop Mac and Cheese or Beefy Mac and Cheese. You can even make an appetizer version: Baked Mac and Cheese Bites!
Holiday Side Dishes
- 1 lb macaroni, cooked according to the directions on the box
- 1 ½ cup cooked lobster meat, cut into 1 inch pieces.
- 12 oz sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 oz fontina cheese
- 8 oz provolone cheese
- 4 oz gruyere
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 4 cups milk
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 baking dish then set aside.
2.In a large heavy bottom sauce pot over low heat melt butter. Add flour and stir until smooth.
3.Add milk and cook until milk is warm and sauce has thickened a bit. Set 1 1/2 cup of grated cheese aside, this will be for the top.
4.Add reminder of cheeses, black pepper, Dijon mustard, paprika, garlic powder and salt and then stir until smooth. Add macaroni and cooked lobster pieces to the cheese sauce, stir making sure the macaroni is well coated.
5.Pour into a large baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese.
6.Place into oven and cook for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
7.Remove from oven. Allow to cool before serving.
To cook lobster, steam in a pan with about 2 inches of water for 10 minutes. Cut in half lengthwise then remove the meat from the shell. Cut into 1 inch pieces.