Very elegant yet simple recipe. I served it in individual cast iron mini cocottes. Spectacular!




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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, about 8 minutes; drain.

  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; stir in shallots and cook and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir flour into shallot mixture and cook for 1 minute; whisk in milk. Bring milk mixture to a gentle boil, whisking constantly.

  • Set aside a large pinch of the Cheddar cheese, Gruyere cheese, and a few cubes of the Brie cheese to use for topping. Stir Dijon mustard and remaining Cheddar cheese, Gruyere cheese, and Brie cheese into milk mixture; remove from heat and stir until all cheese is melted, about 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

  • Stir macaroni and lobster meat into cheese mixture; pour into a baking dish.

  • Whisk panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and reserved Cheddar and Gruyere cheese together in a bowl; sprinkle over the top of lobster mixture. Cut remaining 1 tablespoon butter and reserved Brie cheese into tiny pieces and scatter evenly over crumb mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and golden, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I blended two recipes to make this one. I had originally meant to add cream, but found with the Brie it was creamy and rich enough. If you want, you can add 1 cup of heavy cream to the shallot and flour mixture in Step 3. I think it would be very rich if you do.

Nutrition Facts

620.18 calories; 33.16 g protein; 61.96 g carbohydrates; 27.95 g fat; 105.73 mg cholesterol; 677.82 mg sodium.Full Nutrition

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Delicious and easy!!

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Definitely will make it again! It took 2 favorites lobster and Mac and cheese and made it a winner blend!
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Delicious and easy!!
Definitely will make it again! It took 2 favorites lobster and Mac and cheese and made it a winner blend!
I have made this 4 times now. Each time I have tried a different fish the first time lobster then prawns then crab finally smoked salmon. Every time it has been a total success. Great recipe and quite easy.