The seafood lovers in my life always enjoy a different take on their favorites. Whether it’s jumbo lump crab cakes, downhome salmon patties, a low country slow cooker shrimp boil or crab salad. There’s always a season to highlight our favorites.
Lobster Macaroni and Cheese ingredients
How to Make the Best Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe
This lobster macaroni and cheese is a tasty way to add lobster to the menu. While lobster may be a bit of a pricey choice when served alone as an entrée, this mac and cheese stretches it into a generous amount of servings for a group. It does double duty, as it’s also delicious paired with your favorite cut of beef for a fresh take on surf and turf.
Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Lobster Mac and Cheese recipe: Cavatappi pasta or twisted macaroni, one pound lobster meat, all purpose flour, butter, seafood seasoning, granulated garlic, salt, black pepper, nutmeg, chive and onion cream cheese, milk, shredded monterey jack cheese and shredded sharp cheddar cheese for the sauce.
For the crispy topping you’ll need: Butter, Panko breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, seafood seasoning and chopped parsley for garnishing.
Please note: The seafood seasoning is a crucial part of the overall flavor of this dish. Use your favorite to season the sauce. I used Seafood Magic. (affiliate)
Keep in mind, different seasoning blends contain varying amounts of sodium. Adjust the amount of salt to your taste based on the brand you’re using.
You can fully assemble this lobster mac and cheese one day in advance, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator. Allow it to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes prior to baking per the recipe until golden and bubbly.
You could adapt the type of cheese used. Gruyere and Asiago also work well in this dish.
Store leftover lobster mac and cheese in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in the microwave.
Lobster Macaroni and Cheese baked
How to Make your Own Lobster Tail for Macaroni and Cheese
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make your own lobster tails you can. Lobster can be boiled, steamed, baked or grilled them. You can even smoke them. The easiest way to prepare them for this recipe is to boil them then you’ll be sure to be able to easily remove the lobster from the shell. Once cooked, remove the lobster from the shell, cool and chop for this recipe.
Thaw frozen lobster tails and skewer them through the middle to prevent them from curling.
Bring a large deep soup pot of water to a rolling boil. Season with 2-3 tablespoons sea salt.
Add 2 tablespoons butter per lobster tail.
Lower heat to medium-high and drop the tails into the water. Boil for 4-6 minutes depending on the size. (A 6 ounce lobster tail will take around 4-5 minutes)
Test to be sure they’re done, if they need more time simply drop them back into the boiling water.
Once cooked, immediately submerge in ice water to stop cooking.
Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges on the side.
Seafood Mac and Cheese 🧀 🤤
- 2 cups of dry Macaroni
- 6 oz. Claw Crab Meat
- 8 oz. Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 8 oz. Sour Cream
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Flour
- 1 Spring Onion
- 1 can of Evaporated Milk
- 8 oz. block of Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
- 4 oz. block Mozzarella Cheese
- ¼ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- Salt, Black Pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Peel and de-vein shrimp if needed.
Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain well.
Place drained macaroni in a large mixing bowl.
Add the sour cream, and stir together well, until all noodles are coated.
Add the crab meat, and stir well.
Finely chop the green onion. Set Aside
Grate the white cheddar cheese. Set aside.
Grate the mozzarella cheese. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, or skillet.
Add the shrimp. Turn and stir shrimp until lightly done.
Remove shrimp from pan. Chop slightly when cooled. Add to the macaroni mixture.
Add the finely chopped onions to the saucepan, and sauté until tender.
Sprinkle flour over onions and mix well. Let cook and brown for about one minute.
Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly until the mixture begins to thicken.
Gradually add the grated Cheddar Cheese, stirring constantly until the cheese melts.
Pour the cheese mixture over the macaroni and seafood mixture. Stir well to combine.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Place the mixture in a well-buttered baking dish.
Sprinkle top with grated mozzarella cheese,bread crumbs on top of the mozzarella cheese,lightly with Paprika, to add color.
Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
Serve warm and Enjoy!