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Emeril's Seafood Mac and Cheese

Recipe photo courtesy of Kana Okada

This mac and cheese is a fantastic one-dish meal -- it's so rich and creamy and cheesy, all you'll need is a simple green salad to serve alongside, and your menu is set. Lobster works well in this recipe, but if that seems too luxurious, use any combination of seafood you like.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008
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Cook's Notes

A touch of Creole seasoning (a blend of spices like garlic powder, paprika, and thyme) adds oomph. Store-bought seasonings can be substituted for Emeril's recipe.

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  • Sara Bedard
    24 MAR, 2014
    I made this recipe tonight and it's very good! I didn't have any Lobster but I used shrimp. I wish I had lobster. But it was still really good. I recommend this for anyone who loves mac n cheese and seafood!
  • Mark Henzie
    16 MAR, 2014
    Made the full recipe last night with 1/2 pound of shrimp and 2/3 pound of King Crab. Used 2 cups sharp Cheddar 1 cup fontina and 1 cup Parmesan cheese. It fed 4 of us for dinner and lunch the next day. It was awesome. The panko mixture on top with the cerole season really is awesome! I highly recommend this recipe.
  • sweetie23
    12 APR, 2012
    This was DELICIOUS! I made this last night for the two of us, I cut the recipe in half and we had enough for dinner last night and two lunches today! I used Pecorino-Romano, Parmesan and a little mozzarella instead of the cheeses listed (used what we had) and it turned out great. The panko topping is excellent so don't forget it!
  • j1222lo
    10 NOV, 2010
    i didn't have any seafood, so i only used cheese and it was awesome as well.
  • 60degreesandsunny
    7 JUL, 2010
    Lobster was on sale, so I just used that too and it was the best mac and cheese I've ever tasted. The recipe makes a lot, though, so invite your friends over.
  • smd1227
    13 JAN, 2010
    Oh my!!! I made this with lobster and it was DIVINE! No one said a word during dinner. We just chewed and moaned, chewed and moaned,....

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