Ooey-gooey cheesy goodness is what this recipe is made of! Delicious lobster pairs with pasta and five types of cheese to make this creamy dish.
I’ve got a bit of a weakness when I visit seafood restaurants: Lobster Mac & Cheese. To be honest, I love lobster in just about any form, but I’ve got a soft spot for this cheesy dish.
Valentine’s Day was this past Sunday, and Andrew and I decided to cook a special meal at home rather than fight the crowds at a restaurant. We had ribeye for our main dish and I made this Lobster Mac for a side.
This creamy pasta dish is topped with panko bread crumbs and then baked to give it a crunchy finish. I always love the contrast that baked pasta dishes provide with the saucey pasta and crispy topping.
Lobster Mac & Cheese is perfect for a date night or other special meal! It’s a dish that is sure to impress your guests.
Don’t be afraid to make too much of this dish! It heated up wonderfully the next day. I enjoyed it for my lunch and was glad to have one last taste before it was gone.
- 1 lb pasta (I used fusilli)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 2 cups guyére cheese, shredded
- 2 cups of Trader Joe's Quattro Formaggio shredded cheese (if you can't find this, it's a blend of parmesan, asiago, fontina and mild provolone)
- 1 cup lobster meat
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a baking dish.
- Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain and set aside.
- Place the heavy cream and cream cheese in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. As soon as it begins to boil, lower the heat and whisk in all of the cheese, a little at a time. Whisk until combined (the cheese mixture will be thick).
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium high. Cook the lobster and garlic together for a 2-3 minutes.
- Combine the pasta, cheese mixture and lobster in the baking dish. Mix well so that the pasta is completely coated with cheese.
- Sprinkle the panko over the mac and cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.
What is your favorite lobster dish?