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Mini Lobster Rolls


These mini lobster rolls are a delightful play on the New England classic!

I haven’t met many people who don’t love a lobster roll! Especially when they’re served on a warm roll, dipped in melted butter… heaven! These mini lobster rolls are easy to make and perfect for a party appetizer or even for dinner if you serve them with homemade potato chips and an easy salad! My favorite part about these lobster rolls is that they’re served on the beloved Hawaiian rolls!

How to Defrost Frozen Lobster

You can use fresh or frozen lobster. If you use frozen lobster, you need to defrost the lobster before you use it. To defrost the lobster place the sealed bags in cold water for 30 – 60 minutes. Pat the lobster dry with paper towels once it’s thawed to remove excess water. If you’re using fresh lobster, keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.

The lobster salad is made with mayonnaise. There are a lot of healthier option for mayonnaise that are made with avocado or olive oil like Primal Kitchen. We also add fresh lemon juice, chives, a little dijon, Old Bay seasoning, butter and salt and pepper. They’re pretty simple to make as all of the ingredients get mixed in one bowl.

What rolls do you use for Lobster rolls?

For this recipe we used the Kings Hawaiian rolls. You can use either the original sweet or the savory butter flavor of rolls. They are both so good and go well with the lobster. We loved using these rolls because they’re so soft and the perfect size for a mini lobster roll! I also love these for rolls for mini burgers too!

Once the lobster is defrosted, cut it into chunks and then toss it in the mayonnaise mixture.

We toasted the Hawaiian rolls in a 350 degree oven for 6 minutes with some butter on the top. Then, cut a slit in the top and stuffed the rolls with the lobster salad. We added more melted butter on the top!

If you make these mini lobster rolls, remember to take a picture and share it with us on Instagram by tagging @sugarandcharm! We love to see what you make!

Mini Lobster Rolls

Course Appetizer
Keyword Appetizer, Lobster, Sea Food
Servings 12 Lobster Rolls


  • 1 pound cooked fresh or frozen (thawed) lobster meat chop the lobster meat to smaller pieces
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise you can use an organic or an alternative mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon course sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 12 small dinner rolls we prefer the King's Hawaiian sweet rolls


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together mayonnaise, chopped lobster meat, lemon juice, minced chives, Old Bay, cayenne, dijon and sea salt. 

  2. Pull the rolls apart and place on a baking sheet, coat the rolls with melted butter and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes until warm. 

  3. Using a knife, slice a hole in the top of each roll to fill with the lobster mix.

  4. Coast again with melted butter and ENJOY!

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