These Lobster Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls are cheesy handheld seafood magic, rolled up, and fried to perfection.
These decadent lobster mac and cheese egg rolls come together quickly with fresh lobster, two types of cheese, pasta, and some Old Bay Seasoning.
The hardest part of this recipe will be to stop eating them or having to share them with your family or guests!
Lobster Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls
Seafood lovers, get ready because this recipe is one for you!
Whether you are looking to prepare these lobster mac and cheese egg rolls as an appetizer, side dish, main dish, or entree or bring them as a dish to share at a cookout, bbq, or get-together this Summer with friends, this recipe will be sure to impress!
These egg rolls are handheld, fun to eat, and be cut in half to stretch for a party, they are loaded with pasta, and creamy cheese held together with a perfectly crispy and crunchy egg roll shell.
Because lobster can be pricey, these egg rolls are a great way to add lobster to the menu without breaking the bank.
Ingredients needed for Lobster Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls
Egg Roll Wrappers. To make this recipe, you will need eight egg roll wrappers. Depending on how many egg rolls you need to make, you will need to double the recipe accordingly.
Seafood. To make lobster egg rolls, you will need … you guessed it, lobster. For the 8-egg roll recipe, you will need 1.5 lbs of lobster. Again, if you are doubling the recipe, multiply your lobster accordingly.
Egg Roll Filling. To make the cheesy and delicious filling, you will need ½ lb of macaroni pasta, 3 tbsp of butter, ½ cup of heavy cream, 1 cup of shredded smoked gouda cheese, 1 cup of shredded white cheddar cheese, and finally, we are going to season to perfection with 1 tsp of Old Bay seasoning!
For Cooking. 1 quart of canola oil for frying the egg rolls. You will also need 2 tbsp of cornstarch to roll the egg rolls in before frying to prevent them from sticking together.
How to Make Lobster Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls
Prepare the lobster. Boil lobster for about 12 minutes until fully cooked, then shock in an ice bath to chill immediately. Harvest the meat and chop it into bite-size pieces.
Prepare the filling. Prepare the mac and cheese by cooking the elbow macaroni for 7-9 minutes until tender. Drain the water and add butter, heavy cream, old bay, cheese, and chopped lobster. Stir to combine, then chill for 15-20 minutes.
Prepare the eggrolls. Lay out the egg roll wrappers and place about 4 ounces of the lobster mac in the center. Brush the corners of the wrappers with water, then roll them up tightly.
Prevent sticking. Roll the egg rolls in cornstarch to prevent them from sticking together.
Cook. Heat oil to 350 and fry the egg rolls for 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy.
Recipe Tips, Tricks, and Variations
Lobster: Lobster isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so if you want to change things up, you can make Crab Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls or Shrimp Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls.
Seafood Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls: Lobster alone can be expensive, especially serving a crowd. To stretch the recipe, consider making seafood mac and cheese egg rolls and combining lobster, shrimp, and crab.
Overcooking: There is nothing worse than overcooked fish. It is also very easy to overcook shellfish, and when you do, the fish will come out rubbery and chewy. Keep an eye on your lobster to ensure you aren’t overcooking it.
Pasta: For this recipe, I used elbow pasta or elbow macaroni. If you can’t find elbow pasta or are looking for a substitute, use Gemelli pasta or fusilli pasta.
What meat goes well with Lobster Mac and Cheese?
Lobster can be a pricey fish, so if you are serving these egg rolls as an entree, you might want to serve it as surf and turf to stretch the meal and ensure everyone is satisfied.
My personal rule of thumb, it’s better to have too many leftovers than hungry guests.
That said, I’d recommend grabbing your favorite cut of beef and going the surf and turf route.
What goes with Seafood Mac and Cheese?
Can I eat Leftover Lobster Mac and Cheese?
Absolutely! Your leftover lobster mac n cheese egg rolls will stay good in the fridge for about 3 days.
However, don’t fret! Need it to last longer? You can freeze these egg rolls for about 3 months.
Pro-Tip: I recommend making these in a big batch and freezing them individually or in groups of 2-4 and pulling them out as needed to enjoy.
Reheatting Leftover Lobster Mac and Cheese?
Not everyone is a fan of leftovers and let me be the one to tell you why!
Sometimes, things don’t taste as good the second time around. Why? Because the microwave isn’t meant for everything.
To reheat your lobster mac egg rolls so it tastes just as good as the day you made them, you have a few options:
Oven: Spray the egg rolls with cooking oil and bake at 400 for about 7-10 minutes until golden brown.
Air Fryer: Spray the egg rolls with cooking oil and Air fry at 375 for 5-7 minutes until crispy.
Microwave: If the microwave is all you have access to heat on high for about 90 seconds until warm.
Pro-Tip: If you are reheating from frozen, I recommend the air fryer method. except double the time.
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Lobster Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls
- Boil lobster for about 12 minutes until fully cooked, then shock in an ice bath to chill immediately. Harvest the meat and chop it into bite-size pieces.
- Prepare the mac and cheese by cooking the elbow macaroni for 7-9 minutes until tender. Drain the water and add butter, heavy cream, old bay, cheese, and chopped lobster. Stir to combine, then chill for 15-20 minutes.
- Lay out the egg roll wrappers and place about 4 ounces of the lobster mac in the center. Brush the corners of the wrappers with water, then roll up tightly.
- Roll the egg rolls in cornstarch to prevent them from sticking together.
- Heat oil to 350 and fry the egg rolls for 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy.