Lobster-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese


I've tried several variations of this recipe and this is by far my favorite. The creaminess of the cheese soup, the pungent flavor of the lobster, and smokiness of the bacon blend together in a lovely dish you can serve on a busy weeknight or at your next dinner party.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 3 cups elbow macaroni

  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed Cheddar cheese soup

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 ¼ cups milk

  • 12 ounces cooked lobster tail meat, chopped

  • cup panko bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup butter, melted


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels and dice.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Stir Cheddar cheese soup, Cheddar cheese, and milk together in a bowl. Stir pasta, bacon, and lobster into soup mixture. Pour pasta mixture into a 2 1/2-quart shallow baking dish.

  5. Mix bread crumbs and butter together in a separate bowl; sprinkle over pasta mixture.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and bread crumbs are lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Most Trader Joe's(R) sell 12-ounce bags of frozen precooked langostino tails.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

627 Calories
28g Fat
61g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 627
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1467mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 344mg 26%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 472mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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