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White cheddar Lobster mac and cheese
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The Very Best Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe

When you're looking for that special side dish my Lobster Mac and Cheese will definitely make and dinner extra special!  Your friends and family will love this restaurant style dish
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 612kcal


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 pound cooked lobster meat body and claw
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni or your favorite pasta
  • 16 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded or cheese of your choice
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg optional


  • Preheat oven to 350° and grease an 8" x 8" baking dish
  • Boil the elbow macaroni for 7 minutes or until al dente, drain and set aside
  • cut the already cooked lobster meat into manageable pieces
  • heat the milk in a saucepan until hot, but do not allow it to boil. 
  • In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter and then add the flour, whisking until combined
  • Gradually add the heated milk, whisking constantly until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.  You may need to add additional milk or water if it becomes too thick.
  • add in the shredded cheese and mix until fully incorporated
  • Stir in the salt, pepper, nutmeg and mix well
  • start a layer of the cooked macaroni in the baking dish and ladle cheese sauce covering it completely. 
  • Add a layer of lobster pieces , and then another layer of macaroni.
  • add a few pieces of lobster on top(for visual appeal) of the last layer of pasta and then cover with the remaining cheese sauce.
  • sprinkle the Italian bread crumbs on top of the finished mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  
  • For the last 5 minutes turn on the broiler to add color to the top.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1062mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 553mg | Iron: 1.8mg