This Skinny Lobster Mac and Cheese is the perfect meal if you are looking for something creamy and indulgent without the guilt. Full of rich flavor, this dish will be a family favorite whether it's a main course or a side dish. This pasta is tossed in a cheesy gouda and cheddar sauce and mixed with lobster to perfection. Mac and cheese is a hit on its own, but when lobster and rich cheese is added, it is a whole other level of decadence!
Course dinner, main course
Keyword lobster, mac and cheese, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutesminutes
Cook Time 20 minutesminutes
4ozlobster meatcooked - tail or claw meat - see blog post for details, chopped into bite-sized pieces
4ozpastaweighed dry - it is good to use a pasta with a nice shape here to hold onto all of the sauce, I used a corkscrew shape
1tablespoonlight butterI use Land 'o Lakes
1cup2% reduced fat milk
1ozfat free cheddar cheeseI use Kraft
fresh cracked pepper
Boil the pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain and set aside in a bowl.
In a large frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat and add the flour.
Stir together to form a roux (or a thick paste).
Stir and cook over medium heat for a few minutes until the mixture sticks together and begins to brown. You just want the flour to cook a bit, but not to burn.
Add the milk and whisk thoroughly to get rid of any clumps of flour.
Cook the mixture for 5 minutes or until it begins to thicken and resemble a cream sauce. Season with a pinch of kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Stir in the two cheeses, use a spatula to scrape down the sides and thoroughly combine.
Fold in the lobster meat and the cooked pasta. Taste for seasoning. Add additional salt and pepper as desired.
6 WW points -green and blue plans
3 WW points - purple plan, if you use whole wheat pasta