This past Thursday was Round 2 of the New Jersey 101.5 Cook Off between Big Joe and Dennis. Here's Big Joe's recipe for Mrs. M's Lobster Mac & Cheese which he served up for the appetizer portion. This incredibly rich and creamy Lobster Mac & Cheese is the perfect starter for any meal, but be warned, you're not going to want to share it.


1 lb Velveeta

1/2 lb cream cheese

2 cups heavy cream

1 stick of unsalted butter

Salt & pepper

1 lb of pasta (cooked al dente)

2 cups bread crumbs

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 lb lobster meat cooked and chopped.

How to put it together:

Place all cheeses, cream, and butter in a large bowl and set it over a hot water bath. Gently stir the cheese mixture until well combined and creamy. Strain through a sieve and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper if needed.

Add the cooked pasta and lobster to the cheese and mix. Place the mixture in a buttered casserole dish, top with cheddar cheese and bread crumbs and dot with a few tablespoons of butter.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes and then serve immediately.