Mini Lobster Rolls

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These mini lobster rolls are a delightful play on the New England classic! It’s an easy lobster recipe that’s the perfect party food. Quick to whip up and they look great, no to mention tasting awesome!

Also, check out our ham and cheese sliders made on sweet Hawaiian rolls too!

Mini Lobster Rolls on Marble Platter

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!

Fresh Red Lobster

How To Make Mini Lobster Rolls – Step By Step

  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together mayonnaise, chopped lobster meat, lemon juice, minced chives, Old Bay, cayenne, dijon and sea salt. 
  • 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. 
  • Using a knife, slice a hole in the top of each roll to fill with the lobster mix.
  • Coast again with melted butter and ENJOY!
Filling mix in a bowl

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.

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

Lobster Roll Mix in Bowl

An Easy Lobster Recipe

These mini lobster rolls are pretty simple to make as all of the ingredients get mixed in one bowl. 10 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook. That’s quicker than trying to find something to watch on Netflix! Perfect for easy party food.

Hawaiian buns

A Healthier Option For Your Mini Lobster Rolls.

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.

Mini Lobster Rolls on Hawaiian Rolls

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!

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!

Hawaiian sweet roll stuffed with lobster salad

Top Tips For Mini Lobster Rolls

  • Make sure to chop up the lobster meat into suitable chunks for the mini rolls i.e. not too big.
  • Use sweet rolls to complement the tastes of the lobster best.
  • Place some butter on top of your rolls before toasting them.
  • Slice a hole in the top of the buns and place the meat in there, this looks great, rather than a traditional middle filling.
finished dish on a platter

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Mini Lobster Rolls on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Mini Lobster Rolls

These mini lobster rolls are a delightful play on the New England classic!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Lobster Rolls
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together mayonnaise, chopped lobster meat, lemon juice, minced chives, Old Bay, cayenne, dijon and sea salt. 
  • 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. 
  • Using a knife, slice a hole in the top of each roll to fill with the lobster mix.
  • Coast again with melted butter and ENJOY!

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 thoughts on “Mini Lobster Rolls”

  1. 5 stars
    We got a good deal on some live Florida lobsters. We already had plans for a dinner party and were committed to bringing an appetizer. Found your recipe though a google search and had everything but the Hawaiian Rolls. They were a huge hit and disappeared rather quickly. Thanks for sharing!

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