The best creamy and easy homemade baked Lobster mac and cheese is packed with the rich, buttery taste of lobster and creamy cheesy goodness. This is a dish the entire family will love!
Homemade macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods. But when you add the decadent, rich taste of lobster, it’s a dish that we can’t resist. It’s the perfect main dish or side dish to impress guests. It’s simple and easy to prepare!
This homemade meal is such an easy dinner recipe that’s packed with the rich flavor of lobster. Make as a side dish or for an easy weeknight dinner. This recipe has the elevated taste of your favorite five star restaurant, but any beginner cook can master this recipe easily.
If you need an easy recipe for lobster tails, make sure to try my Grilled Lobster Tail recipe!
How to make creamy homemade lobster mac and cheese
This recipe is one of the best recipes ever!
- First, cook the pasta. We like to use cavatappi pasta or elbow macaroni for this recipe, but you can use any type of pasta. Penne, rigatoni and farfalle are other popular options.
- Next, prepare the sauce. Add the butter to the skillet on medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for another minute. Whisk in the milk until combined. Make sure the mixture does not form any lumps. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes, until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cheeses.
- Stir the cooked pasta into the sauce and transfer to a 9×13 baking dish. Top with more cheese and Panko breadcrumb topping. Bake and enjoy!
Can you freeze baked lobster mac and cheese?
Yes, you can freeze the mac and cheese and serve it at a later date. It can be frozen for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw and reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.
What goes with lobster mac and cheese?
Seafood mac and cheese
This recipe also tastes great with some lump crab meat or shrimp. To make seafood mac and cheese with crab or shrimp, substitute equal parts cooked lump crab or small shrimp. Or use a combination of lobster, crab and shrimp.
We know that you’re going to love this easy yet impressive meal! We enjoy this recipe all year round. It’s the perfect cozy comfort food for fall or winter. And it tastes great served alongside some other fresh seafood or meat during a summer barbecue.
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The Best Homemade Baked Lobster Mac and Cheese
- 1 pound cavatappi pasta or elbow macaroni
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Pinch grated nutmeg
- 14 ounces Gruyere cheese freshly grated
- 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese freshly grated
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan divided
- 1 pound cooked lobster meat roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- Fresh parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Boil pasta and according to the directions on the package for al dente, 6 to 8 minutes; drain.
Meanwhile, melt ¼ cup butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Slowly add milk, whisking until combined.
Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg, then simmer 2-3 minutes until thickened. Remove the pan from the heat.
Stir in 12 ounces Gruyere, all Cheddar, and ¼ cup Parmesan cheeses, whisking until smooth. Gently stir in cooked pasta and lobster, then transfer to a 9x13 baking dish. Top with remaining Gruyere.
In a small bowl, melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, then stir in Panko and remaining Parmesan. Sprinkle over contents of baking dish, season with salt and pepper as desired, and bake for 20-30 minutes until browned and bubbly. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 746, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 24g, Cholesterol: 192mg, Sodium: 879mg, Potassium: 421mg, Carbohydrates: 52g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 44g, Vitamin A: 1194%, Calcium: 928%, Iron: 2%
*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.