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Lobster Bake Side Dish Ideas

What side dishes pair well with lobster? If you need culinary inspiration for your next lobster dinner, check out our list of side dish ideas below! We have rounded up 10 of the most popular side dishes to make with lobster. Read on to find the perfect recipe to pair with grilled, boiled, or steamed lobster!

Pastas

lobster dinner with mac & cheese, wilton ctCreamy Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

In the mood for comfort food? Pair lobster with homemade mac ‘n cheese! You won’t even need a side of butter with your lobster dinner; you can dip it in this cheesy side dish. Try out this family-approved recipe from the Chunky Chef with a combination of cheeses.

Spinach Pesto Sauce With Linguine or Spaghetti

Impress your date by pairing lobster with spinach pesto linguine or spaghetti. Pesto pasta feels indulgent even though it’s simple and easy to make. You’ll want to dip your lobster in the leftover sauce.

Soups/Chowders

Butternut Squash Soup

Savory butternut squash soup pairs wonderfully with lobster. It is has a decadent, velvety texture that compliments the buttery taste of lobster. Enjoy them together with a chunk of crusty bread!

New England Clam Chowder

There is no better soup to pair with lobster than New England clam chowder. Also known as Boston clam chowder, New England clam chowder is rich and creamy. It’s packed with bites of potatoes, clams, and smoky bacon for a delicious side.

Salads

Classic Caesar Salad

If you are looking for a light yet filling side dish, you can’t go wrong with a classic Caesar salad. What salad lover wouldn’t enjoy crispy romaine leaf lettuce, tossed in creamy Caesar dressing and topped with Parmesan cheese and crunchy croutons? Making fresh Caesar dressing is simpler than you may think. Follow the link above for one of our favorite Caesar salad recipes from Bon Appetit!

Asparagus & Butter Lettuce Salad

Another delicious salad option with lobster is a thinly sliced asparagus salad, tossed with butter lettuce, mozzarella pearls, and pistachios, then drizzled with a lemony vinaigrette.

Cooked Vegetables

Root Veggie Fries 

Thick-cut fries taste fantastic with any seafood. You can dress up this popular side for lobster by using a variety of root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips. We love the Root Veggie Fries with Yogurt Ranch Dressing recipe linked above.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Kids may famously hate Brussels sprouts, but they taste heavenly roasted and served with lobster. Roasting Brussels sprouts brings out their nutty flavor. You can enjoy them plain, with just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, or dressed up. Click on the link above for tips on making expertly roasted Brussels sprouts and get ideas for how to dress them up for your lobster dinner.

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

While you are grilling lobster tails, add some prosciutto-wrapped asparagus to the grill! Asparagus pairs well with rich seafoods like salmon and lobster. It takes just a few minutes to cook it to perfection on the grill with salty prosciutto wrapped around it.

lobster with a side of bread, fairfield ctBreads

Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

A list of lobster sides wouldn’t be complete without a copycat recipe of Red Lobster’s famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits. These light cheesy biscuits are packed with flavor. It takes just 15 minutes to whip up and bake a batch of these delectable biscuits.

What is your favorite side with lobster?

You can pick up fresh Maine lobsters at City Fish Market! Our Maine lobsters range from 1 pound to 10 pounds! Every season is lobster season at City Fish Market, where we have a 5,000-gallon lobster pound. Along with live lobster, we offer freshly cooked Maine lobster. Stop by to pick up lobster for dinner!