Lobster Mac

Mac and cheese with lobster is a true crowd-pleaser! To start, my mac and cheese recipe is incredibly easy, and I've had numerous people tell me it's the best they've ever had, even surpassing restaurant versions. Now, taking a big lobster tail, preparing it with butter, and then stuffing it with mac and cheese takes this dish to a heavenly level. It really is out of this world! This is the perfect dish to serve for a special occasion or just when you feel like treating yourself. If you're not in the mood or don’t want to splurge on lobster, you can use jumbo shrimp or simply enjoy the mac and cheese on its own. This dish appeals to people of all ages. I enjoy serving it with asparagus or a garden salad to create a well-rounded meal.

Serving size: 2 people
Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients for Lobster Tails:

  • 2 jumbo lobster tails
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Mac N’ Cheese:

  • 6 ounces of Velveeta, cut into chunks 
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese or Gruyere cheese
  • ½ pound of your favorite pasta, cooked
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon [Not So] SIMPLE SPICE
  • ½ teaspoon minced dried onion
  • ¼ cup of milk, plus more if the cheese is too thick
  • Optional: a few dashes of tabasco
  • Garnish: fresh parsley 

Directions for the Mac N’ Cheese:

  1. Heat sauce pan to medium heat, add butter and saute the onion for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the stove and turn the heat to low. 
  3. Add in the [Not So] SIMPLE SPICE
  4. Place the pan back on the stove and throw in chunks of Velveeta. Stirring frequently. 
  5. Once the velveeta has melted, stir in the gruyere & milk then fold in the cooked pasta.

Directions for the Lobster Tails:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place each Lobster tails on a cookie sheet lined with foil.
  3. Using sharp scissors, cut down the top of the lobster all the way, then pull the lobster tail out of the shell, but keeping it connected to the shell so the lobster can sit on top of the shell.
  4. Drizzle the melted butter then sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake the lobster tails at 450 for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the lobster meat.
  6. Once the lobster tails are cooked, remove them from the oven and place on a plate or serving platter.
  7. Take a knife and cut the lobster tails down the middle, splitting them in half but still leaving them connected to the shell.
  8. Spoon the mac n’ cheese into the lobster shell then sprinkle with fresh parsley.  Enjoy!