Creamy Cheesy Lobster Cavatappi

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Try Ina's variation on this dish with lobster!
  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  • Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling salted water.
  • Add pasta and cook according to the directions on the package, 6 to 8 minutes; drain well.
  • Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don’t boil it. In a large pot, melt 6 tablespoons of butter and add the flour.
  • Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk.
  • Still whisking, add the hot milk to form a thick and creamy sauce, and cook for a minute or two more until thickened and smooth.
  • Off the heat, add the Gruyere, cheddar, Roquefort, 1 tablespoon salt, the pepper, nutmeg and crushed red pepper flakes, if using.
  • Add the cooked macaroni and lobster and stir well.
  • Place the mixture in 6 to 8 individual gratin dishes.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, combine them with the fresh breadcrumbs, and sprinkle on the top.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the macaroni is browned on the top.
  • Enjoy!