12 Delicious Lobster Recipes That Will Make Anyone Fall in Love

lobster mac and cheese in a casserole dish
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

Lobster is a seafood that’s often reserved for special occasions, like romantic Valentine’s day dinners, anniversaries, or birthdays. But you don’t need to wait for a big event to make it at home. Whether you’re planning a cozy date night menu for a loved one or a dinner with friends, we have lobster recipes that are perfect for any occasion.

We’ve picked out a variety of dishes featuring lobster, including creamy lobster risotto, baked lobster tails with garlic butter, and lobster ravioli with tomato cream sauce. Some recipes call for a mix of lobster and seafood, like our classic seafood boil and decadent creamy seafood lasagna.

For more seafood feasts, try our favorite shrimp recipes and salmon recipes for easy weeknight dinners. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Here are our 12 best lobster recipes to make at home — no reservations required.

  1. Perfect Lobster Tails (4 Ways!)
    Perfect Lobster Tails (4 Ways!)

    Perfect Lobster Tails (4 Ways!)

    After a lot of testing, we found the four best easy ways to cook lobster tails for succulent, flavorful meat.

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  2. Lobster Risotto
    Lobster Risotto

    Lobster Risotto

    Looking for something decadent? You can't go wrong with this classic stovetop method for a creamy, rich lobster risotto.

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  3. Grilled Lobster Tail with Garlic Butter
    Grilled Lobster Tail with Garlic Butter

    Grilled Lobster Tail with Garlic Butter

    One of our all-time favorite ways to cook lobster is on the grill. In this recipe, tender, sweet lobster tail is grilled to perfection and finished with an herby garlic butter.

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  4. Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce
    Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce

    Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce

    If you really want to impress, make this restaurant-quality lobster ravioli at home. (It's easier than you'd think!)

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  5. Baked Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter
    Baked Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter

    Baked Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter

    Baking lobster tails in the oven is a smart and easy way to cook them without any fuss or mess.

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  6. Lobster Mac and Cheese
    Lobster Mac and Cheese

    Lobster Mac and Cheese

    Three cheeses and tender lobster make this the most fancy mac and cheese recipe.

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  7. Lobster Thermidor
    Lobster Thermidor

    Lobster Thermidor

    You'll love this classic Thermidor cooked in a rich cream sauce and topped with melted Gruyère cheese.

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  8. Brown Butter Lobster Rolls
    Brown Butter Lobster Rolls

    Brown Butter Lobster Rolls

    Further proof that brown butter makes everything better. This recipe for lobster rolls was inspired by Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine.

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  9. Seafood Boil with Lobster
    Seafood Boil with Lobster

    Seafood Boil with Lobster

    This flavorful mix of seafood, sausage, and vegetables is guaranteed to make your next party a crowd-pleaser.

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  10. Lobster Salad
    Lobster Salad

    Lobster Salad

    Feel free to pile this lobster salad on lettuce leaves for a light meal or use it to make homemade lobster rolls.

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  11. Creamy Seafood Lasagna with Lobster
    Creamy Seafood Lasagna with Lobster

    Creamy Seafood Lasagna with Lobster

    Don't let anyone tell you that cheese and seafood don't belong together. This is the perfect make-ahead meal for when you're craving seafood and lasagna.

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  12. Lobster Bisque
    Lobster Bisque

    Lobster Bisque

    This is a silky-smooth lobster bisque worthy of any Valentine’s Day dinner, minus the hassle for a last-minute reservation.

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