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The best recipe for an easy lobster pasta.

Lobster Pasta

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This Lobster Pasta recipe is a rich, delicious pasta recipe that is perfect for any special occasion!


  • (2) 6-8oz lobster tails
  • 68 oz pappardelle pasta
  • 23 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely shredded (more if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • serving: shaved parmesan cheese + fresh cracked pepper


  1. Fill large pot 2/3 with water and add salt; bring to boil. Add lobster tails and let simmer 8-12 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove and set aside to cool slightly. Use a small strainer or slotted spoon to pull out any floating pieces of lobster/lobster shell. 
  2. Continue to let water simmer and add pasta. Cook the pasta al dente according to package instructions. Save 1 cup of pasta/lobster water and then drain pasta (do not rinse).
  3. While the pasta cooks, remove lobster meat from the shell and cut into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  4. Using the same large pot used to boiled water OR a cast-iron skillet (as pictured), bring to medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter, and let melt. Add garlic and move around pan until fragrant, approx. 1 minute. 
  5. Add hot pasta into the pan and toss in the butter (make sure the pasta is nice and hot). Remove from heat and add parmesan cheese. Move around until cheese has melted; add splashes of pasta water to help the cheese melt and to make a thin sauce. Add lobster chunks in and toss to combine. Taste and add any kosher salt and ground black pepper, as desired (I added approx. 1/2 teaspoon). 
  6. Serve immediately with additional shaved parmesan and fresh cracked black pepper.


  • Gluten-Free: feel free to use a gluten-free pasta if you prefer.
  • Storage: leftover pasta can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.


  • Serving Size: 6 oz
  • Calories: 567
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 1008.5 mg
  • Fat: 18.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.7 g
  • Protein: 32.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 150.8 mg