Get fancy with our Lobster Mac and Cheese recipe! You'll love the combination of lobster tail, cheese, garlic, ground red pepper, thyme and other flavors.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 9 servings
1 lb. orecchiette pasta, uncooked
3 Tbsp. butter, divided
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
3-1/2 cups milk
1 lb. lobster tail s (2 or 3 tails), cooked, meat chopped
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Swiss Cheese
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
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Let's Make It
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Meanwhile, melt 2 Tbsp. butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onions, celery and garlic; cook 4 to 5 min. or until onions are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, thyme and pepper; mix well. Cook 2 min. or until hot and bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir on medium-low heat 2 to 3 min. or until slightly thickened.
Drain pasta. Add to vegetable mixture in saucepan along with the lobster, cheeses and remaining butter; mix lightly. Cook on medium-low heat 3 to 4 min. or until heated through, stirring constantly. Sprinkle with chives.
Serve with your favorite steamed vegetable and a mixed green salad to balance out the meal.
How to Bake in Oven with Crumb Topping
Heat oven to 375°F. Omit chives. Prepare as directed. Spoon mixture into shallow 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray. Toss 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs with additional 1 Tbsp. melted butter; sprinkle over mixture in casserole. Bake 25 to 30 min or until bubbly.
Prepare using a mixture of cooked shrimp and lobster or your favorite seafood combination.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 49g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.