Lemon Garlic Lobster Pasta

Lemon Garlic Lobster Pasta

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This speedy recipe for lemon garlic lobster pasta tastes like summer on a plate!  The buttery, lemony, cheesy, garlicky sauce will have them asking for seafood seconds.


  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked lobster meat, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • Juice from one lemon
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley or basil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water. Scoop out a cup of pasta water before draining.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, put the butter and olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium high heat. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and stir for one minute.  Add the lobster meat and stir until heated through.
  3. Add the cooked pasta and toss. Add the lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and toss again, drizzling in enough of the pasta water to make a light sauce.  Add the parsley or basil and toss one more time.
  4. Divide among warmed plates and serve.



Lobster: There are all kinds of ways to get cooked lobster without having to wrangle it yourself.  You can ask your supermarket to steam a live one for you, or you can use cooked frozen lobster.  Check out some other lobster tips at the top of this article!

Garlic: I know you might be tempted to grab that convenient bottle of garlic powder, but resist and use the fresh stuff for this recipe…it really makes a flavor difference.

Lemon: The same thing goes for the lemon…use a fresh one for the juice instead of the bottle.  This lobster supper deserves it, and so do you!