5 from 11 votes
Overhead shot of Truffle Lobster Macaroni n' Cheese in a large blue baking dish and a smaller, individual baking dish with a ramekin of chives and a chunk of parmesan in the corner.
Truffle Lobster Macaroni n' Cheese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This Truffle Lobster Mac n' Cheese is filled with succulent chunks of lobster meat, packed with three decadent cheeses and drizzled with smooth, pungent truffle oil. This is the perfect dish for when you want to indulge and eat like a king or queen!

Course: entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 1028 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Cavatappi (or pasta of choice)
  • 14-16 ounces Lobster Meat – cooked and roughly chopped into large chunks
  • 1 Large Shallot – minced
  • 1 clove Garlic – minced
  • 5 TBS Unsalted Butter
  • 4 TBS All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ¾ tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 ½ Cups Whole Milk
  • 1 ½ Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Salt , plus more to taste
  • ¼ tsp Pepper , plus more to taste
  • 4 ounces Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 ½ Cups Gruyere Cheese
  • 1 ½ Cups Fontina Cheese
  • Truffle Oil , to taste
  • Chives – thinly sliced, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions in heavily salted water, making sure to cook the noodles until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 ½ cups pasta water. Set aside
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and cool until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and whisk to coat. Add in the cayenne, mustard powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook, whisking constantly for 3 minutes.
  4. Add in the milk, heavy cream and bay leaf. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a gentle simmer, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to maintain simmer and cook until the sauce thickens, about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf and discard.
  5. Reduce heat to low and stir in mascarpone until well incorporated. Add in the gruyere and fontina cheese, stir until melted. Stir in the pasta and ½ cup reserved pasta water. Gently fold in the lobster meat. Add more pasta water, ½ cup at a time if thinner consistency is desired. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Drizzle with Truffle oil or serve on the side. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Truffle Lobster Macaroni n' Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1028 Calories from Fat 576
% Daily Value*
Fat 64g98%
Saturated Fat 39g244%
Cholesterol 290mg97%
Sodium 1107mg48%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 2180IU44%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 724mg72%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.