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Old Bay Lobster Mac N Cheese in Ramekins garnished with cheese and parsley
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Old Bay Lobster Mac and Cheese

This Old Bay Lobster Mac and Cheese will stop you in your tracks! Cheesy old bay mac and cheese full of lobster chunks, delicious old bay seasoning, and 3 different cheeses that give this mac and cheese it's delicious taste and texture - you can't go wrong!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Special Occasion
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 640kcal
Author: Britney

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsps salted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsps Old Bay Seasoning

Old Bay Cheese Sauce

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • ½ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Smoked Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 ½ cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsps Old Bay Seasoning (add more or less as desired)
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • ½ tsp Dried Parsley
  • 3 cloves Garlic, diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ cup Sour Cream

Topping

  • ¾ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheeses (about a handful)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees °F. Melt butter and old bay seasoning together in the microwave. Cut lobster tail shells down the middle to expose the lobster meat. Brush each lobster with old bay butter mixture and add to an oven safe dish and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature for 350 degrees °F.
  • Remove Lobster meat from the lobster shells and cut into chunks, brush with any additional butter and set aside.
  • Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain noodles and set aside.
  • In a separate pan, melt butter over medium low heat. Add flour and stir together constantly for about 2 minutes, until thickened into a paste. Slowly add milk and whisk together constantly until smooth. Then add heavy cream. Cook together for about 3 minutes, until sauce begins to slightly thicken.
  • Add in old bay seasoning, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, dried parsley, diced garlic, and salt to taste. Continue to whisk together, tasting as you go along. Whisk constantly for 3 minutes then remove from heat. Add in cheeses and fold together.
  • Add cavatappi noodles to cheese sauce ensuring that all noodles are covered in the cheese sauce. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Add in sour cream and half of the lobster chunks and mix together with a spoon.
  • Top with additional cheese, breadcrumbs, and remaining lobster chunks. Bake for 35 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees °F. Then broil on the top oven rack for 3 minutes to give the macaroni and cheese a nice crust!
  • Remove from oven and allow macaroni and cheese to cool for about 10-20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 640kcal