New Orleans-Style Mac & Cheese with Lobster
In New Orleans, they use spaghetti instead of macaroni for their mac & cheese! This unique twist is about to be your new favorite comfort food.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. If using lobster tails, cut down the centers of shells using kitchen shears; spread shells apart. In a large saucepan, bring 4–5 inches salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add lobster; cook 4–6 minutes or until shells are bright red. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool. Remove meat from tail and cut into 1-inch pieces.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; sauté garlic 2 minutes then whisk in flour and cayenne pepper. Slowly whisk in milk and cream; bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Add 1 1/2 cups each Cheddar and Italian cheeses. Cook, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired.
- In a large baking dish combine spaghetti, prepared cheese mixture and prepared lobster; top with remaining cheese. Bake 18–20 minutes or until cheese is browned. Let cool 5–10 minutes and serve.
Nutrition Facts657 Calories Per ServingFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 544mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugars: 2gProtein: 30g
Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe