Seafood lovers will fall in love with this Lobster Alfredo recipe. It's loaded with lobster, parmesan cheese, and tender fettuccine alfredo smothered in a homemade alfredo sauce. This recipe requires just 7 ingredients and is ready to eat in no time!
If you have had the Red Lobster Crab alfredo, you can easily swap the lobster with crab to create a copycat Red Lobster recipe! This dish is absolutely incredible.
I also have a tasty crab salad recipe you might enjoy; it is a Weight Watcher's friendly dish. Or try out my baked coconut shrimp—crispy coated with tender flavorful shrimp inside. And of course, you can always dress up these tilapia fajitas for Taco Tuesday!
This Lobster Alfredo recipe is...
- Made with 7 ingredients
- Ready in 30 minutes
- Made with creamy homemade alfredo sauce
- An elegant dinner, great for date night at home
How to Make Lobster Alfredo
- Cook pasta as directed on the package. Do not rinse.
- While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a saucepan.
- Toss in the garlic and cook to become fragrant.
- Stir in heavy cream and seasoning, mixing over medium-high heat.
- Bring the sauce to a boil and let boil for two minutes.
- Then reduce heat to medium low and add parmesan cheese.
- Once melted, toss in lobster meat and cook for 2 minutes.
- Toss in pasta, and serve immediately.
- Garnish with parsley, parmesan, etc.
Full directions for how to make Lobster Alfredo are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Tips & Tricks for Lobster Alfredo
Type of Lobster
This recipe is great because you can use fresh, canned, or even frozen diced lobster! This makes it very convenient and affordable to fit any budget.
I recommend cooking the pasta to al dente. Depending on the brand or style of pasta, just follow the directions on the box.
Stir Sauce Continuously
Make sure to continuously stir the sauce when you pour in the heavy cream. Otherwise, it will burn. The heavy cream is delicate, and if it burns, it will ruin the sauce.
Variations to Lobster Alfredo
Try swapping out the lobster for crab meat. This is going to transform the flavor, but your alfredo will still be loaded with delicious seafood!
Another meat alternative is swapping lobster with peeled and deveined shrimp. Just toss in the shrimp at the same time as you would toss in lobster. Make sure to cook the shrimp until they're fully cooked.
Add a splash of lemon juice on top of the alfredo when you dish it up. It will add a nice bright citrus flavor to the sauce and the lobster.
Lobster Alfredo FAQs
What is traditional Alfredo sauce made of?
Alfredo sauce is a very cream and rich white sauce. Traditional Alfredo sauces are made with heavy cream, salt, pepper, garlic, and sometimes milk.
Are lobster tails cheaper than a whole lobster?
Lobster and lobster tails are both pricey. You will find that buying just the tails is a bit less expensive than an entire lobster depending on where you shop. But remember, you can also use frozen or canned lobster for this recipe. Find which method works best for you.
How to should I store leftover alfredo?
Store the leftover alfredo in an airtight container in the fridge for 3–4 days. When you're ready to eat it again, you can reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop. Just add a bit more cream if you heat it up on the stove as the pasta soaks in a lot of the sauce as it cools in the fridge.
- fettuccine pasta as desired
- ¼ cup butter
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp old bay seasoning
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 1 lb lobster meat shredded or minced
- Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Do not rinse after draining the cooking water.
- While the pasta is cooking, place a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat and add the butter.
- Once the butter is hot, add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the heavy cream, salt, pepper, and Old Bay seasoning, and increase heat to medium-high.
- Bring the cream to a boil for 2 minutes, whisking constantly, then reduce heat to medium-low.
- Add the shredded Parmesan cheese and whisk until completely melted.
- Add the lobster meat and stir until well-distributed through the sauce. Cook for 2 minutes to warm through.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning and consistency if needed.
- Toss the pasta with the homemade lobster sauce.
- Serve immediately, with additional Parmesan and parsley if desired.