Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 h 15 min
  • Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter, softened 15 mL
  • 2 1/2 cups spirali, macaroni or other curly pasta 625 mL
  • 1 can 2% evaporated milk 370 mL
  • 1 cup 35% whipping cream 250 mL
  • 1 cup light ricotta cheese 250 mL
  • 4 tsp Sensations by Compliments Original Dijon Prepared Mustard 20 mL
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper 2 mL
  • 2 steamed hard-shell lobsters (1 1/2 lb/750 g each), shelled and
    coarsely chopped (about 2 1/2 cups/625 mL meat)
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed 250 mL
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Sensations by Compliments Canadian Cheddar
    Cheese Aged 4 Years, divided
    625 mL
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 30 mL
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 125 mL
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 60 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 12-cup (3 L) casserole dish with butter. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to pot. Add evaporated milk, whipping cream, ricotta, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir over medium heat until blended; cook until heated through. Add lobster and peas; remove from heat.

  • Step 2

    Mix 2 cups (500 mL) of the Cheddar cheese with flour in a small bowl. Stir cheddar cheese mixture into pasta mixture; spoon into prepared casserole dish. Toss breadcrumbs with remaining Cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese; sprinkle over dish.

  • Step 3

    Bake in centre of preheated oven for 35 to 40 min. or until bubbling and lightly golden on top.

Tip

Making this dish for a special occasion? Try preparing it in individual dishes: Spoon pasta mixture into 10 well-greased 8 oz (250 mL) ramekins; top each with breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 25 to 30 min. or until bubbling and lightly golden on top.

To make your own fresh whole grain breadcrumbs, pulse a few slices of whole grain artisan bread in a food processor until finely ground.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per 1/10 of the recipe
  • Calories 520
  • Fat 21 g
  • Saturated Fat 11 g
  • Carbs 41 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Protein 43 g
  • Cholesterol 135 mg
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 1290 mg