Bring your everyday mac and cheese to the next level with this recipe!

Sea Urchin Mac and Cheese

Recipe by Chef Kaku (Wasan Brooklyn)

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 2.5 Tbsp Flour
  • 2 tsp Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 oz Bacon
  • 3 oz Sea Urchin
  • 12 oz Macaroni, cooked
  • 3 oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 1.5 oz Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Slice bacon into ½ inches wide. Cook them with garlic.

  3. In a medium pot, melt butter and add flour over low heat. Stir well until flour dissolves. 

  4. Add milk gradually and keep stirring. Once creamy, add heavy cream and stir. Salt and pepper to adjust taste.

  5. Add cooked macaroni and bacon into a bowl. Pour cream sauce and mix well. Portion macaroni mixture into 3 small cocottes.

  6. Sprinkle half portion of sea urchin (½ oz/ cocotte). 

  7. Sprinkle cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and bread crumbs evenly between 3 cocottes. 

  8. Bake for 7 minutes in the oven. Place the rest of sea urchin on top of each cocottes to serve.