Lobster & Shrimp Mac n Cheese

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    Get your monies worth and make this lobster and shrimp mac 'n cheese at home! You can have a bite of seafood in EVERY bite instead of restaurants skimping on you!

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    Have you guys seen this 30-day plank challenge going around Instagram? You should join me.

    I just did the first day yesterday. 20 seconds was kind of a struggle for someone like me cause I’m super out of shape. I started shaking by the end of it, but I think the more I do it and if I keep up with the challenge, I’ll be ok.

    I’m excited to see if I can actually do it all! You should join me :) we can cheer each other on! Challenges are fun. I’m competitive so this is perfect for me, haha

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    Let’s chat about restaurants and their skimping ways. Does it bother you when you go out to a restaurant to eat and you order a protein heavy dish – say, shrimp scampi – and when your plate comes, you get two pieces of shrimp and nothing else?

    I don’t get what the point of skimping on the protein is.

    Yeah, sure, it’s cheaper to give customers less of what’s expensive to the restaurant but isn’t the point to have repeat business and to not skimp on your customers so they’ll have a good experience and come back for more?

    I never understood that skimping concept. I especially hate ordering seafood dishes at restaurants because I know I get close to NOTHING on my dish and I pay an exorbitant amount.

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    This is why I like making seafood dishes at home. It’s cheaper to buy it at the market and you can control how much protein you get in each dish. :)

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    This lobster & shrimp mac n cheese is FULL of lobster and shrimp. I definitely didn’t skimp on the pieces and there’s definitely some in every bite.

    The cheese I used was a Kerrygold Killaree cheddar cheese and I also used gruyere cheese. It’s so rich and creamy.

    Perfect comfort food! This makes a lot which means lots of leftovers and it’s totally worth splurging on the lobster and shrimp :) you get your money’s worth with this recipe – way more than going out to eat at a skimpy restaurant!

    Lobster & Shrimp Mac n Cheese

    Lobster & shrimp mac n cheese is the perfect indulgence for any night of the week!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 45 mins
    Total Time: 1 hr
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Calories: 982kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 3/4 pound of any spiral pasta, such as rotini or fusilli
    • 2 cups 2% milk
    • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 6 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
    • 4 ounces Killaree cheddar, grated, or any white cheddar
    • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 pound cooked lobster meat, chopped in 1-inch pieces
    • 1/2 pound cooked shrimp, chopped in half
    • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs


    • In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add pasta, cooking according to the directions on the box. Drain well.
    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • In the meantime, heat milk in a small saucepan (do NOT boil). In a large skillet, melt 2 tbsp. of butter and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. While you're still whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and add the Gruyere, cheddar, salt, and pepper. Add the cooked pasta, lobster meat, and shrimp. Stir well to coat everything with the cheese mixture.
    • Place the entire mixture into a large pie dish or casserole dish. I used a 9" ruffled pie dish.
    • Melt the remaining 2 tbsp. of butter with 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs. Sprinkle on the top of the mac n cheese and bake for 30-35 minutes until mixture is bubbly and the breadcrumbs are brown on top.
    • Serve warm and store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


    Source: Adapted from Ina Garten
    Nutrition Facts
    Lobster & Shrimp Mac n Cheese
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 982 Calories from Fat 369
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 41g63%
    Carbohydrates 80g27%
    Fiber 4g16%
    Sugar 8g9%
    Protein 73g146%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


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  • Tieghan says:

    This looks awesome!! Amazing!

  • Kathy says:

    I made this last night exactly as the recipe said. It turned out wonderful. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks.

    • Julie says:

      Hi Kathy – are you talking about a different recipe? This lobster & shrimp mac n cheese was just posted this morning so not sure you could’ve made it last night! haha :)

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    What a decadently delicious mac & cheese!

  • Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says:

    This looks fantastic! I could eat mac n cheese everyday and I would love to try it stuffed with lobster and shrimp!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    YES. I love that you loaded this mac ‘n’ cheese with all kinds of seafood goodness. I’ve only had lobster mac ‘n’ cheese once, and I still dream about it. Time to relive the magic :)

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Love mac and cheese! The lobster is a fantastic addition! :)

  • ETW says:

    This looks amazing – much better than a restaurant rendition

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    Pretty much in love with carbs. Carbs with seafood and cheese are a sure thing in my book.

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    Lobster me.

  • Marie @ Little Kitchie says:

    Lobster mac and cheese is the end all be all of fabulousness! Yum!!!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I made lobster mac n cheese a while back for Josh and it was so fun to make. Srs the addition of shrimp just sends this over the top :)

  • Winnie says:

    This looks delicious! I haven’t had both in one before. Can’t wait to try this.

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    Seriously biggest pet peeve with restaurants! Ill make this at home instead :) Looks amazing

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Well, hello dinner! Holy geez! This looks insanely delicious:)

  • Oh please, please, please let me come over for dinner!! This looks so incredible!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    Love all the big chunks of seafood – they are a definite must if you are going to call it seafood mac n’ cheese!

  • Jackie says:

    WHAT DID YOU JUST DO?! I love this. And when I come to your house and you make this for me, you better not skimp ;)

  • marla says:

    Love this mac ‘n cheese. The lobster is a great twist.

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    I want to nestle right into that casserole dish and never leave. :) YUM!

  • Mr. & Mrs. P says:

    Mac n Cheese is our favorite… This recipe is taken to another level with the addition of lobster! YUM! We are new followers.. Looking forward to your posts. Hope you check out our blog as well.

  • Nancy [email protected] says:

    Totally doing the plank challenge. I’m on day 6 and it is rough!! This looks incredible!

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    Um, yes please to a big ol’ plate of this! And that is why I need to join the plank challenge…although I’m not quite sure what a plank is. ;)

  • Maria says:

    Comfort food heaven!

  • Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today says:

    I love mac and cheese! I tried it for the first time few months ago, definitely too late. I’ll be happy to try any variation :)

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    Mac and cheese, how I love you so much!

    Thanks for this yummy recipe.

  • ashley - baker by nature says:

    Lemme get this right… you made this and didn’t invite me over for dinner?! What? Hehe. It looks amazing, Julie!!! xo

  • Nessa says:

    Seconds, please! :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    Your mac n cheese looks so indulgent, love the breadcrumb topping!

  • Tracey says:

    Gah, I *love* lobster and when you pair it with Gruyere that’s pretty much the perfect combo! Love this!

  • Nikki @Seeded at the Table says:

    Will you come over and make me dinner? This being the first dish on the list!

    And, you probably already saw that yes, I’m doing the plank-a-day challenge. IN fact, I’m getting ready to go to Day 6 before eating my Wendy’s Frosty Ben just brought home for me! ;)

  • Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book says:

    I was planning on making mac & cheese with pulled chicken on top as my next comfort food dinner… but this might have to come first. I agree that restaurants try to skimp on seafood (especially lobster bisque). I prefer to cook at home any way. Too much effort to customize what is on the menu to our tastes.

  • Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says:

    I just had shrimp scampi at a restaurant this weekend and had three shrimps…seriously? I was so furious. Love this recipe and that it is full of lobster and shrimp :))

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says:

    Lobster in mac and cheese?! Want. Need. Love.

  • Susan Broughton says:

    The above recipe sound so good! I signed up for your newsletter too. I just stopped in to say Hello from The Country Cook, Brandi’s giveaway. thanks

    • Julie says:

      Awesome – welcome :)

  • Lauren says:

    Just found this on Pinterest – it looks so good. Something to put together for our next “at home date night”.

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Yah, I pretty much need this asap.

  • Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says:

    I had this amazing lobster mac & cheese and a restaurant a few years back and have been searching for a recipe to mimic that. Can’t wait to try this! Looks so yummy. :)

  • Oh wow, LOVE this! It’s the perfect grown-up mac ‘n cheese!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    I’m dying for a bite of this! So rich and decadent!!

  • The Healthy Apple says:

    Two of my favorite foods in one dish!! I LOVE shrimp and lobster. This looks great, Julie!!
    Have a great weekend.

  • Megan {Countryleaver} says:

    Yeah, this needs to be actioned in my house ASAP!!!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This mac & cheese looks insane, I bet this is addicting :) my husband would devour it!

  • Wayne R. Martinson says:

    Yes, Yes, Yes…I will make this!!! But I think a healthy shot of Dry Sherry will add that touch of mystery. Thoughts?

    • Julie says:

      That sounds really good!! I’d say go for it!

  • Michele says:

    Does it freeze Well

    • Julie says:

      I haven’t frozen this myself before but I don’t think it would freeze very well

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