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.
Here are our 12 best lobster recipes to make at home — no reservations required.
After a lot of testing, we found the four best easy ways to cook lobster tails for succulent, flavorful meat.
Looking for something decadent? You can't go wrong with this classic stovetop method for a creamy, rich lobster risotto.
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.
If you really want to impress, make this restaurant-quality lobster ravioli at home. (It's easier than you'd think!)
Baking lobster tails in the oven is a smart and easy way to cook them without any fuss or mess.
Three cheeses and tender lobster make this the most fancy mac and cheese recipe.
You'll love this classic Thermidor cooked in a rich cream sauce and topped with melted Gruyère cheese.
Further proof that brown butter makes everything better. This recipe for lobster rolls was inspired by Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine.
This flavorful mix of seafood, sausage, and vegetables is guaranteed to make your next party a crowd-pleaser.
Feel free to pile this lobster salad on lettuce leaves for a light meal or use it to make homemade lobster rolls.
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.
This is a silky-smooth lobster bisque worthy of any Valentine’s Day dinner, minus the hassle for a last-minute reservation.