lobster mac and cheese bites
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Lobster Mac and Cheese Bites

Tender pieces of lobster, wrapped in a creamy three cheese sauce with macaroni, baked to perfection and topped with bread crumbs.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 48 bites
Author Chellie Schmitz

Ingredients

  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup lobster meat, about 3 lobster tails see post for how to cook lobster tails
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter until bubbly.
  • Add flour, salt and pepper and whisk into a paste.
  • Slowly add milk and continue whisking until it comes to a simmer and thickens enough to cover the back of a spoon.
  • Add cream cheese and stir until melted. 
  • Reduce heat and add White cheddar and stir until melted, add sharp cheddar and stir until melted.
  • Add nutmeg, stir to combine.  Turn off heat. 
  • In a large bowl combine Pasta, cheese sauce and lobster, stir until mixed through.
  • Spoon mac and cheese into a well greased mini muffin tin.  Using a cookie scoop works great.
  • Top the mac and cheese with a sprinkle of bread crumbs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.  Serve immediately.

Notes

Variations~
Use a regular size muffin pan or jumbo size to turn this into a larger individual portion.
Instead of making smaller portions, serve this family style. Just bake in a casserole dish.
After mixing the macaroni, cheese sauce and lobster together, serve right away instead of baking.