OHOW’s Favorite Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe

OHOW’s Favorite Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe

You can never go wrong with mac and cheese. The combination of perfectly cooked al dente pasta and a creamy cheese sauce is a match made in heaven that’s always a crowd-pleaser. But why not take it up a level? This recipe for OHOW’s Favorite Lobster Mac and Cheese elevates classic mac and cheese by adding a tasty seafood twist.

Lobster Mac and Cheese is Perfect for Spring

According to OHOW Chef Mike Wolf, lobster mac and cheese pairs perfectly with the upcoming spring season.

“As spring comes around once again, the Maine lobster season starts to ramp up, and that’s a perfect time to add a little classiness to the old family favorite,” Chef Mike said. 

While this classic lobster mac’s flavor is rich, any home chef can make this recipe with ease. Our lobster mac and cheese recipe combines rich gouda cheese and a creamy cheese sauce. If you’re looking for a little extra kick, use a jalapeno cheese sauce that perfectly pairs rich lobster meat. Topped with buttery panko breadcrumbs then baked to golden-brown perfection, our lobster mac and cheese recipe is perfect as a potluck side dish or the main dish at your next dinner get-together. Simple yet elegant seafood mac and cheese takes a classic pasta dish to the next level!

Lobster Mac and Cheese

This classic lobster mac and cheese combines rich lobster meat with a creamy cheese sauce. This lobster mac is a perfect dish for the Spring season.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rest Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Seafood


  • 1/2 pound  elbow macaroni
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp powdered mustard
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 6 ounces  smoked gouda cheese shredded
  • 6 ounces cheese sauce if you like, you can use jalapeño cheese sauce
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar shredded
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup Cooked Maine Meat
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Topping Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta to al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the cream. Simmer for ten minutes and add cheese sauce.
  • Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese and season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni and lobster into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Melt the butter in a sauté pan and toss the breadcrumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the breadcrumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and rest for five minutes before serving.
Keyword lobster mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese, seafood mac and cheese