Go ahead and indulge with this gourmet grilled cheese. Packed full of fresh cooked lobster, two kinds of cheese, and seasoned with ground nutmeg and cayenne pepper, this grilled cheese is no ordinary grilled cheese. In fact, it’s the best of both worlds between mac n’ cheese and grilled cheese — perfect for cheese lovers who can’t decide between the two. Watch the video and get the recipe below.
- 8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 5/12 cups of milk
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. of salt
- ¼ tsp. of ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. of cayenne pepper
- 4 ½ cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 pound of elbow macaroni
- Cooked lobster
Step 1: Warm the milk in a medium saucepan. Add butter in the milk and let melt. Stir.
Step 2: Add flour to thicken mixture. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes.
Step 3: While whisking, slowly pour milk in, a little at a time, to keep mixture smooth. Continue cooking, whisking, for 8-12 minutes or until mixture becomes thick.
Step 4: Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, 3 cups cheddar cheese, 1 cup of Parmesan cheese.
Step 5: Cover a large pot of salted water and bring to boil. Cook macaroni until the pasta is cooked.
Step 6: Transfer the macaroni into a colander and rinse under cold, running water. Drain well.
Step 7: Add cheese sauce to macaroni.
Step 8: Top with remaining cheeses and continue serving.
Step 9: Add cooked lobster.
Step 10: On a heated skillet, place a piece of bread, buttered-side down on the skillet.
Step 11: Add two slices of American cheese to skillet and let cook.
Step 12: Add mac n’ cheese on the bread.
Step 13: Add another slice of bread, buttered-side up.
Step 14: Cook and then flip.
Step 15: Cook the remaining side and then serve.