Smoked Lobster Mac & Cheese RecipeJust something about a Smoked Lobster Mac & Cheese – it just sounds delicious! So when my buddy Kendal Adair from SmokedNSpiced said he was coming over to cook it for me – I was all about it! And really, this Smoked Lobster Mac & Cheese recipe is pretty simple. You the noodles, the lobster and the cheese sauce… and that is about it. We started by placing 5 lobster tails directly on the Traeger Grill running about 300 – but you can cook the lobster on any grill as long as your cooking indirectly and holding the temps steady around 275-300. It only took about 15 minutes to get the lobsters cooked… we took them off a little early because you don’t want chewy lobster in your Smoked Lobster Mac & Cheese. While the lobsters were cooking we cooked our elbow macaroni to package directions. And then we made our cheese sauce. We start by heating milk and butter in a medium size saucepot over medium heat. Then we added the flour and whisked until it we had a nice, smooth roux. Once we hit a light simmer, we started adding our cheese – Gruyere, Cheddar, and Mozzarella work perfect with this recipe… but you could really use any cheese you like. Just make sure to save a little of each for topping. Once the cheese is melted, added a little lemon juice and seasonings. Remove the lobster, pull the meat from the tails and give it a nice, coarse chop. Then you simply combine your noodles, cheese sauce and lobster until it’s all well combined. We used a 5qt Cast Iron Dutch Oven because they work perfect for cooking on the grill. Top your Smoked Lobster Mac & Cheese with the remaining cheese and a little panko and you are ready for the smoker. We cooked the Smoked Lobster Mac & Cheese at 300 until the top was brown and everything was nice and bubbly on the sides. It took about 30 minutes. Then all that was left to do was dive in! And this was one great Mac & Cheese recipe. You could really great creative making this recipe your own… you can change out the cheeses, the seasonings… I think it would be excellent as a crawfish mac & cheese too! And a big thanks for Kendal from SmokedNSpice for coming over and sharing this recipe! Print
Smoked Lobster Mac & Cheese Recipe
- 1.5lb Lobster Tails
- 8oz Elbow Macaroni
- 16oz Milk
- 1 stick Unsalted Butter
- 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated
- 1 cup Gruyere Cheese grated
- 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- Juice from 1/2 Lemon
- 2 teaspoons Killer Hogs AP Rub
- 1 teaspoon Killer Hogs Hot Rub
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper
- Prepare pellet smoker or any grill/smoker for indirect cooking at 300. Place lobster tails on smoker for 15-20 min until meat turns opaque.
- Prepare elbow macaroni according to package directions.
- In a medium size sauce pot melt butter over medium heat. Add milk and flour and until whisk until smooth and simmer is reached.
- Add Gruyere, Cheddar, and Mozzarella cheeses (reserve a little of each for topping). Stir until cheese melts.
- Add seasonings and lemon juice. Keep warm until ready to combine.
- Chop lobster tail into bite size portions. Place macaroni, lobster, and cheese sauce in a 5qt Dutch oven. Stir to combine, adjust seasoning if necessary.
- Top with remaining cheese and Panko bread crumbs.
- Place on smoker at 300 for 25-30 min or until the the top is brown.
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Why waste lobster in Mac and cheese ?
I agree,lobster is lobster by itself only—-pure and simple in my estimation is the best and only great seafood in the world.
dont be a douche Larry
I agree with you, I started drooling looking at the picture. I’m sure it’s as good or better than it looked which was awesome,yum.
Chad, Brad & Larry…
Why are people such haters. Bill and Larry, if you don’t want to eat Lobster Mac and Cheese, then don’t! Makes me wonder why you’re even reading the recipe if all you’re going to do is condemn it! For those of us that can enjoy both “pure” lobster by itself AND other recipes with lobster as an ingredient, this recipe is delicious! Thank you Kendal Adair and Malcomb Reed for sharing the recipe!
Just made this dish. I used Melcom’s “killer hogs” ingredients. This was amazingly awesome! Nothing better then a great dish on “thanksgiving day”! Keep up the killer dishes, Melcom!! Thanks as always!
what kind of wood did you use to make this dish?
I believe we cooked it with pecan or fruit – but any mild wood would work
I had your smoked macaroni and cheese with smoked lobster for Christmas this year. This is absolutely the best Mac and cheese I have ever had! One great this was it was not at all difficult, just follow the video. I will definitely be trying more of your receipes.
How many people will this serve
I substituted lobster for shrimp, and it turned out just as amazing (and was a little cheaper to make).
That’s sounds good. Did you cook the shrimp before hand or did you smoke it in the Mac and cheese raw and let it cook the way?
cooked it beforehand
We don’t do lobster tails on cape cod we do the whole “bug”. Could I
Par boil the lobster to put it out of its misery and then put it on the smoker?
You could but you would have to make sure not to over cook it. The best way would be to use a knife to kill it before putting on the smoker and cooking it normal. Definitely would turn out a better lobster tail that way I think.
Can this be made ahead and frozen?
Just wanted to stop in here and say how amazing it is that Malcolm Reed is still responding to a two year old post. What a boss.
Really great recipe! I used fresh crab meat instead because that’s what I had on hand and then added some mushrooms for an earthy taste. Malcolm is the man, I love everything he does.
I’ve made this before and it is amazing. Now I’m making it again and I have a question, Malcom.
The recipe says 8 oz. of elbow macaroni which seems low to feed 8-12 people. I forget what I did the first time, so just wanted to confirm whether 8 oz is the correct amount for the macaroni. Thank you.
Just curious if this is cooked with a lid on or not for the final 30 minutes.