Frutti Di Mare Mac n Cheese

  • Yield : 25
  • Servings : 25
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Recipe courtesy Maggiano’s Little Italy


  • 1 ½ cups plain bread crumbs
  • 1 oz finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup grated Pamigiano Reggiano
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 3 lb 2 oz Barilla casarecce pasta
  • 6 qt 1 cup fontina cream sauce
  • 6 lb 4 oz lobster meat
  • 3 lb 2 oz shredded fontina cheese
  • White truffles (as needed for 125 slices)


Step 1

Make the bread crumbs:
Evenly mix the dill with the bread crumbs, Parmigiano, Salt, and Pepper.
Place them into a robot coupe and chop them all together for about 10 seconds (or crush using your hand and plastic wrap).
Transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate.

Step 2

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: Place 1 cup fontina cream sauce and 4 oz lobster meat in a sauté pan and bring to a simmer. Stir in about 3/4 cup casarecce, and cook for approximately 30 seconds or until the sauce begins to thicken. Add 2 oz of the fontina cheese and toss gently.

Step 4

Plate, making sure to bring the lobster meat to the top. Shave 5 slices of white truffle on top. Evenly distribute 1 ½ Tbsp dill bread crumbs over the entire surface of the pasta and place it under the salamander to brown the bread crumbs for about 1 minute or until a light golden brown crust is formed.

Recipe Type:
Chef Recommended Cuts

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 725
Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g
Saturated Fat 24g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 304mg
Sodium 980mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 6g
Protein 39g

Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 50%
Iron 18%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.