Lobster Mac and Cheese Bites

I made this for Christmas Eve,  but why wait for a special occasion, or maybe you should try it for Valentine’s Day!  I originally thought that “bite-sized” was going to be too small, but in reality, it is just the perfect amount because this is such a rich food.  Gotta love those Deen Brothers…

Lobster Mac and Cheese Bites

INGREDIENTS:

1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup uncooked macaroni
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups whole milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded fontina cheese
1 cup chopped steamed lobster (about 2 tails)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Spray 1 miniature muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Dust bottom and sides of pans with Parmesan cheese.  Reserve any remaining Parmesan cheese.

In a medium saucepan, cook macaroni in boiling water 4 minutes or until almost tender;  drain.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Stir in flour;  cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly,  Stir in milk, salt and nutmeg.  Bring to a simmer.  Stir 1/2 cup milk mixture into egg;  return egg mixture to saucepan.  Simmer 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.  Add fontina cheese;  stir until melted.  Remove from heat;  stir in macaroni and lobster.

Spoon mixture into prepared pan.  Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.  Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and set.  Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.  Run the tip of a sharp knife around edges to loosen.  Remove from pans using a small spoon.  Garnish with black pepper.

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10 Responses to “Lobster Mac and Cheese Bites”

  1. 1
    Kitchen Belleicious — February 11, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    my husband is thanking you right now! He loves homemade mac and cheese much less with lobster! Divine!

  2. 2
    Learn, Laugh, Cook — February 11, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Oooh-la-la! Lobster! So fancy and yet so friendly and inviting! Looks delicious!

    Mandy

  3. 3
    claire — February 11, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    I just happened upon your blog and boy am I ever.. These look phenomenal!

  4. 4
    Jacqueline — February 12, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    OH, yum, this is so fantastic. I agree, why wait for something special. What a great romantic appetizer for Valentine's Day! Have a great one.

  5. 5
    Julie M. — February 13, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    As Andrew my one year old would say… "nom nom" followed promptly by "MMMMMM"!

    Seriously, cheese and lobster? How can you go wrong with that combo? :)

  6. 6
    Val — February 16, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    I love lobster mac and cheese and to have it in bite size form is even better~

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    Guadalupe Vandevoorde — June 2, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    Macaroni is a variety of dry pasta made with durum wheat. Elbow macaroni noodles normally do not contain eggs, (although they may be an optional ingredient) and are normally cut in short, hollow shapes; however, the term refers not to the shape of the pasta, but to the kind of dough from which the noodle is made. Although home machines exist that can make macaroni shapes, macaroni is usually made commercially by large-scale extrusion.::.`

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