Lobster Roll Dip


This quick and easy summer appetizer turns all the simple flavors of a lobster roll into a warm and bubbling lobster dip.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
10 servings

How to Cook Lobster

Lobster is a highly prized seafood that's commonly served boiled or steamed in the shell. For this lobster roll dip recipe, you will need 8 ounces of cooked lobster. Some stores sell cooked, picked lobster meat, but you can also cook it yourself. There are many ways to cook lobster—you can steam, bake, broil, boil and grill them.

What to Serve with Lobster Roll Dip

This lobster roll dip is perfect for slathering on slices of baguette, crackers and fresh veggies like sliced bell peppers or Belgian endive leaves. If you have leftovers, stuff mushrooms with the lobster dip for a delicious appetizer or add some to homemade macaroni and cheese!

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 8 ounces cream cheese

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 8 ounces cooked lobster, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Add garlic, paprika, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add cream cheese and lemon juice; stir until completely combined. Gently stir in lobster. Transfer to a shallow pie pan or other small baking dish and bake until bubbling around the edges, about 15 minutes.

    Lobster Roll Dip


Shallow pie pan or small baking dish

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
10g Fat
3g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 476IU 10%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 114mg 2%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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