Baked Lobster Mac and Cheese

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Lobster Mac and Cheese offers a fun and delicious twist to regular mac and cheese! Lobster mac & cheese is loaded with tender pasta, crispy fried bacon, juicy lobster, and a creamy cheese sauce – baked until golden brown and bubbly!

closeup of macaroni and lobster

While classic mac and cheese will always be an ultra-comforting meal option, the addition of lobster and bacon elevates this dish to something that you could be proud to serve on special occasions or holidays without it being complicated or taking any extra time.

If you’re in the mood for more cheesy pasta dishes, try Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, Macaroni and Cheese with Shells, Baked Cheese Ravioli Casserole, or Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe.

Why You’ll Love Lobster Mac and Cheese

  • Incredibly easy!
  • Gooey and creamy cheese sauce
  • Ready in less than 30 minutes
  • Fun seafood twist
  • Family-favorite
  • Main meal or side dish
ingredients to make lobster mac and cheese

Ingredients Needed

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Half and half or heavy cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pasta
  • Sour cream
  • Bacon
  • Lobster

How to Make Lobster and Pasta

Step 1: Cook the Bacon

While the oven preheats, cook the bacon in a pan and drain the grease. Set aside.

cooking bacon in a skillet

Step 2: Make the Sauce

In the same pan, melt the butter and add the flour, cooking the mixture for about 60 seconds while stirring. Add the half and half and allow the mixture to boil over high heat while stirring occasionally.

Once the mixture has thickened, fold in the cheese and add the seasoning and sour cream. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted into a smooth sauce.

adding cheese to make sauce

Step 3: Assemble and Bake

Combine the cooked pasta, lobster, bacon, and cheese sauce. Add the lobster mac and cheese to a casserole dish and top with extra shredded cheese (optional). Bake for 20-22 minutes at 400F or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is bubbly.

cheese on lobster mac and cheese

Tips & Tricks

  • For an ultra-creamy lobster mac and cheese dish, add less pasta or increase the cheese sauce.
  • Add more cheese to the sauce and sprinkle cheese on top of the casserole for an extra cheesy lobster macaroni.
  • Always use freshly grated cheese, as it melts and tastes better than store-bought pre-shredded cheese.
  • Don’t cook the pasta all the way through, as it will continue cooking in the oven.
  • Pasta is known for absorbing sauce in storage. Add extra sauce to reheated leftovers, or loosen the mac and cheese on the stovetop with a little milk.
  • Use one type of cheese for the sauce or a combination of cheeses. Gouda, white and yellow cheddar are all great options.
  • If you’ve never baked lobster mac and cheese before, consider buying pre-cooked lobster from your local grocery store. Otherwise, prepare and cook fresh lobster or frozen lobster for this mac and cheese recipe.
cheesy lobster bake

Frequently Asked Questions

How Should I Store Lobster and Pasta?

Leftover lobster mac and cheese can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can freeze this dish for up to 3 months and thaw overnight in the fridge to reheat in the oven (covered with foil) or in the microwave.

What Can I Serve with Baked Lobster Mac and Cheese?

Serve this mac and cheese with a salad, garlic bread, or roasted vegetables.

How Do You Keep Mac and Cheese Creamy?

Adding a topping to the assembled lobster mac and cheese, such as grated cheese or breadcrumbs, will help prevent the pasta from drying out while the casserole bakes. While adding extra shredded cheese to the top of this lobster mac and cheese is optional, I highly recommend it!

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pan with baked lobster mac and cheese

Lobster and Pasta

Baked lobster mac and cheese is loaded with tender pasta, crispy bacon, juicy lobster, and creamy cheese sauce – baked until golden brown!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 448kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 garlic powder
  • 1/8 paprika
  • 2 1/2 cups cheese shredded, gouda, white cheddar or yellow cheddar
  • 16 ounces pasta cooked
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups lobster cooked

Instructions

  • While the oven preheats, cook the bacon in a pan and drain the grease. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, melt the butter and add the flour, cooking the mixture for about 60 seconds while stirring. Add the half and half and allow the mixture to boil over high heat while stirring occasionally.
    Once the mixture has thickened, fold in the cheese and add the seasoning and sour cream. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted into a smooth sauce.
  • Combine the cooked pasta, lobster, bacon, and cheese sauce. Add the lobster mac and cheese to a casserole dish and top with extra shredded cheese (optional). Bake for 20-22 minutes at 400F or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is bubbly.

Notes

  • For an ultra-creamy lobster mac and cheese dish, add less pasta or increase the cheese sauce.
  • Add more cheese to the sauce and sprinkle cheese on top of the casserole for an extra cheesy lobster macaroni.
  • Always use freshly grated cheese, as it melts and tastes better than store-bought pre-shredded cheese.
  • Don’t cook the pasta all the way through, as it will continue cooking in the oven.
  • Pasta is known for absorbing sauce in storage. Add extra sauce to reheated leftovers, or loosen the mac and cheese on the stovetop with a little milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1698IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 1mg