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3 lobster rolls on a blue tray with french fries around and garnished with lemon wedges.
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Lobster Rolls

Incredibly delicious Lobster Rolls made from scratch! Delicious, creamy and full of flavor, this easy recipe is perfect to satisfy your lobster cravings.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lobster rolls
Servings: 4
Calories: 441kcal


  • 12 ounce lobster tails (about 3 or 4), steamed, meat removed and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 4 New England hot dug buns top split
  • 4 tablespoon butter unsalted, divided
  • 1 lemon cut in wedges, for serving


  • Make lobster filling: Add the chopped lobster, celery, half of the green onions, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, pepper to a medium bowl and toss until well combined. Set aside.
  • Toast buns: Spread butter on both sides of buns. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the buns, and toast on each buttered side until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer buns to a plate.
  • Finish and serve: Fill the toasted buns with the lobster mixture and garnish with remaining chopped green onions. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.


  1. Steaming Lobster Tails: Pour 1 inch of water in the bottom of the steamer cooker, then place the steamer insert inside the pot, make sure it's above the water level. Bring to a boil. Place the lobster tails on the steamer rack and cover the pot. Steam for 8 minutes, without opening the lid.
  2. When the lobster shell turns bright red, then you know the lobster is cooked through.
  3. A lobster cracker or a heavy knife will make removing the meat from the tail much easier. You don’t have to get all the meat in one piece since we will be chopping it up anyways!
  4. If you don't feel like making New England hot dog buns, regular buns will work! But trust me when I say you'll want the New England style buns.
  5. The lobster meat can be made a day in advance, so you can prep the buns and the filling ahead of time to make this recipe even easier!
  6. Lobsters rolls are best served fresh, however you can store the lobster meat for a day or two in the fridge in an airtight container.


Serving: 1lobster roll | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg