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!
Author: Jacqui @ DishingDelish.com
16ozgluten free spiral pasta
1lblobster meatcooked and coarsely chopped
1small yellow onionfinely chopped
2cupsplain gluten free bread crumbs
1 1/2cupssharp cheddar cheeseshredded
1 1/2cupsgruyere cheeseshredded
1/4cupgluten free all-purpose flour
1/4cupdry white wine
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 3-quart baking dish and set aside.
Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water, set aside.
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.
Slowly add flour, whisking until it formed a thick paste (about 1 minute).
Add milk and slowly bring to a boil while whisking. Reduce heat and simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until sauce thickens.
Add cheddar, gruyere and parmesan, stirring all ingredients together until cheese melts. Remove from heat.
Stir in Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne, and chives and mix well.
Fold in lobster meat and pasta. Pour into baking dish.
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.
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.
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!).