Ingredients

  • For the Seafood:
  • 1 lobster tail cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 pound cooked shrimp peeled and deveined, chopped if large
  • 1/2 pound lump crab meat
  • For the Macaroni and Cheese:
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni or your favorite pasta shape
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional, for a bit of heat
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley optional, for garnish

Instructions

  • Cook the Pasta:
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Prepare the Cheese Sauce:
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously for about 2 minutes to form a roux.
  • Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring no lumps form. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the shredded cheddar, Gruyère, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses. Stir until the cheese is completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Add the Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix well.
  • Combine the Pasta and Cheese Sauce:
  • Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce and stir to coat the pasta evenly.
  • Add the Seafood:
  • Gently fold in the chopped lobster, shrimp, and crab meat until well combined.
  • Prepare the Topping:
  • In a small bowl, mix the panko breadcrumbs with the melted butter and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Assemble and Bake:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Transfer the macaroni and cheese mixture to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish or a similar-sized casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the top of the macaroni and cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the sauce is bubbly.
  • Serve:
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
  • Serve hot and enjoy your luxurious Lobster, Crab, and Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese!

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