4.67 from 3 votes
Baked Lobster Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Sharp parmesan and cheddar, mellow gruyere, and tender, sweet lobster make the perfect combination in Baked Lobster Mac and Cheese. Perfect for the holidays or even an indulgent evening on your own, this is definitely the grown-up version of mac and cheese. It's creamy, buttery comfort food at its best!
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 563 kcal
Author: Jacqui @ DishingDelish.com
Ingredients
  • 16 oz gluten free spiral pasta
  • 1 lb lobster meat cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups plain gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh chives minced
  • 1/4 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 3-quart baking dish and set aside.
  2. Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water, set aside.
  3. Melt 4 tbsp. butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cook until onions are softened. Add white wine and cook for an additional minute, reducing the wine by about half.
  4. Slowly add flour, whisking until it formed a thick paste (about 1 minute).
  5. Add milk and slowly bring to a boil while whisking. Reduce heat and simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until sauce thickens.
  6. Add cheddar, gruyere and parmesan, stirring all ingredients together until cheese melts. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne, and chives and mix well.
  8. Fold in lobster meat and pasta. Pour into baking dish.
  9. In a small pot, melt remaining 2 tbsp. butter. Remove from heat, add breadcrumbs and mix well. Spread breadcrumbs on top of mac and cheese evenly.
  10. Bake mac and cheese (uncovered) for 30-40 minutes, or until top is golden brown and sauce is bubbling. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.
Recipe Notes

You can use regular or gluten free flour for this recipe.
I used Barilla Gluten Free Pasta and 4c gluten free breadcrumbs for the recipe pictured above, but you can use regular pasta and breadcrumbs and follow the same directions.
The most important part is that the pasta is only cooked until al dente (or else it will come out mushy!).

Nutrition Facts
Baked Lobster Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 563 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 935mg41%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 730mg73%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.