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Tasty And Easy Instant Pot Lobster Rolls Recipe

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Instant Pot Lobster Rolls are a fantastic way to make Instant Pot Lobster Tails in minutes.

lobster roll sandwiches on a table

This lobster roll recipe is so simple but yet satisfying. My husband loves these lobster hoagie sandwiches. Give it a try!

Instant Pot Lobster Rolls

Here is how you can make lobster rolls using the pressure cooker to cook your lobster tails easily and quickly.

lobster tails with buns and lemon by it

Can I Use Frozen Lobster Tails

It is best to use fully thawed lobster tails. The reason being is lobster is very delicate and cooking lobster happens fast.

If you use frozen just make sure you watch it closely on time or you can go from perfectly cooked lobster to overcooked.

easy lobster roll

How To Cook Instant Pot Lobster

You will find using a steam basket is a fantastic way to cook your lobster in your electric pressure cooker.

Add your water, salt, garlic, and lobster tails into the Instant Pot.

You will cook your lobster meat for 2 minutes on low pressure, with a quick release. Pressure cooker lobster literally is so quick to cook.

Remove meat from the shell, drizzle with some lemon juice, butter, and prepare your buns for your easy lobster rolls.

toasted buns in a skillet

What Kind Of Bread Do You Use For Lobster Rolls

I have found hot dog buns or any soft bun will work great. You can even reach for a slightly sweet roll if you would like as well.

Feel free to use what you have on hand and enjoy the lobster rolls how you prefer.

cooked lobsters

How Many Lobsters Do You Need For A Lobster Roll

Typically, it takes around 2 lobsters (8 ounces) per lobster roll. Or if you prefer less meat you can reach for a smaller amount of meat.

Do All Lobster Rolls Have Mayo

You will find that New England style lobster rolls are made with butter. Then served with fries, potato chips, or other sides.

Some people reach for mayonnaise, so it is up to you the style of hot lobster roll you decide to serve up.

2 lobster rolls on table with chips

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What To Serve With Lobster Sandwiches

How To Cook Lobster Tails On Stove

Start by filling a large pot with about 2 inches of water before you place in your steamer basket.

Cover with a lid and bring your water to a bowl. Add the lobster tails in the steamer basket. Cook until your tails are bright red shell, and white meat and tender. Remove the meat and chop up the lobster meat.

Now you will follow the steps on toasting your buns and assembling your sandwiches.

lobster rolls with lemons and chips beside it

Instant Pot Lobster Rolls

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Instant Pot Lobster Rolls is a super easy Instant Pot seafood recipe. A toasted bun topped with juicy lobster that is perfectly seasoned.


  • 4 lobster tails
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 New England hot dog buns
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted butter
  • Lemon (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Fresh chives, chopped (optional)


  1. Start by placing your water and salt in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Now you can slice the end of your tails and carefully lift up the lobster meat if you would like. Then run under the sink to clean, sometimes lobsters can have some dirt or sand on them.
  3. Place lobster tails in the steamer basket, and seal your lid on the pressure cooker. Make sure the valve is sealed. Cook on steam setting or do low pressure for 2 minutes.
  4. Once the 2 minutes are up, do a quick release. Don't allow your lobster to sit in the pressure cooker or it can overcook.
  5. Once you remove lobster, you can work at getting the meat out of the lobster tails. Chop the seafood and set aside.
  6. In a pan on the stove, you will butter your buns with some of the melted butter, and toast the buns.
  7. Remove the buns from the pan and then toss in all the butter, cut lobster meat, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss around getting the meat hot, and you can even sear if you would like.
  8. Spoon into toasted buns and top with fresh chives and a drizzle of lemon juice.
  9. Serve up these Instant Pot Lobster Rolls with any of your favorite side dishes.


If you have frozen lobster, I suggest thawing your lobster tails first. They will over-cook very easily, so if you cook from frozen know it could over-cook your lobster.

If you have an Air Fryer or Duo Crisp Lid

You can butter and air crisp your rolls in your air fryer at 375 degrees if you would like to do that instead of on the stove! Then you can warm your lobster up in the air fryer as well if you would like.

If you have the Instant Pot Duo Crisp lid, just swap it out from the pressure cooker lid.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1388mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 28g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading.

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Friday 5th of June 2020

You say "Typically, it takes around 2 lobsters (8 ounces) per lobster roll. Or if you prefer less meat you can reach for a smaller amount of meat." Is that right? 8oz in each hot dog bun? And each tail is only 4 oz of meat? Your recipe with 4 tails feeds 4. So is my math off?


Saturday 6th of June 2020

The average amount you want to do is 4 oz for an actual serving but many prefer more like 8 oz. Sorry there was confusion for you. You can make as big or as small as you want or as many as you would prefer.

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