Wondering what to serve with lobster? Try these crowd-pleasing side dishes that deserve a place on the plate with grilled, boiled, or steamed whole lobster, or lobster tails. You'll find everything you need to round out a fine dining dinner, including bright-tasting salads and vegetable sides, creamy pasta and potato dishes, and the yummiest garlic cheese biscuits.
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Hasselback Butternut Squash
This gorgeous hasselback butternut squash looks impressive, but takes minimal effort with only five ingredients and one pan. Hasselback is a technique generally used for potatoes, but works in this recipe to allow the butternut squash to get extra crispy while cooking evenly. If a whole butternut seems like too much for the table, you can cook half and save the remaining for tomorrow's lunch.
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Cauliflower Cheese Bread
Create a restaurant-worthy spread with boiled lobsters and a plate of gooey cauliflower cheese bread. Prepared with a cauliflower crust, it is a delicious garlic bread substitute that won't make you miss the carb-loaded original. This recipe is suitable for gluten-free diets, or those following a keto eating plan.
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Gnocchi are plump, Italian-style dumplings made from potatoes and flour. With plenty of nooks and crannies for soaking up butter, this tasty pasta alternative makes a fabulous, fluffy accompaniment to steamed whole lobsters. Make a big batch for the freezer by spread uncooked gnocchi on a baking sheet to freeze until firm, and then transfer to freezer bags for storing up to 3 months. To cook, simply drop into boiling water direct from frozen.
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Stir-Fried Spinach With Garlic
You need only 10 minutes and a short list of pantry ingredients to prepare this perfectly seasoned, garlicky sauteed spinach on the stove-top. Serve it alongside buttery grilled lobster tails for an elegant backyard meal with the family, or a special treat for summer guests.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
If you only dream of eating lobster with a side of cheesy garlic biscuits, this copycat Red Lobster recipe is what you've been waiting for. They are easy to prepare with only 5 ingredients, including store-bought biscuit mix, and bake to perfection in only 10 minutes.
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Spinach Pesto Sauce With Linguine or Spaghetti
Pesto pasta is a fitting side dish for indulgent seafood dishes such as lobster Thermidor. This pasta preparation is light and simple enough to let the lobster take center stage, and offers nutrition and satisfaction in one easy side dish. You can also top it with grilled or sauteed shrimp for easy weeknight dinners.
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Grilled Caesar Salad
Grilled Romaine lettuce takes on a smoky taste that pairs beautifully with mild-tasting seafood mains. Make this crisp and creamy Caesar salad with crunchy homemade croutons as a filling side dish for boiled or grilled lobster mains when you feel like splashing out at outdoor gatherings. No grill? No problem, either broil the romaine or simply serve it fresh.
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Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
When you're cooking expensive lobster for a dinner party, you want to keep your eyes on the main. This slow cooker macaroni and cheese allows you to focus your attention the lobster pot, by taking care of all the cooking. Simply load up the crockpot with ingredients, and set the timer, for a creamy, classic side dish that is ready to eat when you are.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Quick Shredded Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
Shaved Brussels sprouts and bacon are a winning flavor combination. You need less than 30 minutes and minimal ingredients for this savory vegetable side dish. It makes an excellent accompaniment to lobster bisque at lunch or brunch, or creamy lobster Newburg for dinner.
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Rich and buttery brioche bread practically begs to be used for sopping up lobster juices. You could buy a loaf at the bakery, but why not try making your own? This easy recipe is straightforward enough for even beginner bakers to follow, and produces a single, classic, slightly sweet loaf you can slice and serve with lobster boils, or enjoy in French toast and sandwiches.
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Easy Baked Risotto
Double down on indulgence by serving lobster mains with this creamy, cheesy, fork-tender risotto. The oven-baked method saves you much of the stirring of stove-top variations, and yields tender, delectable rice. Feel free to add in sauteed mushrooms, green peas, or any other seasonal vegetables.
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Air Fryer Green Beans
Crisp-tender air fryer green beans offer a nice, light counterpart to heavier lobster dishes cooked with cream and butter. They also go well with fried chicken, steaks, and pork chops for dinner. Make this easy recipe with only 5 ingredients, plus beans.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Maple Glazed Baby Carrots
Real maple syrup enhances the natural sweetness of baby carrots in this delicious side dish. The glazed, caramelized carrots are a fabulous foil for delicate lobster meat. Kids love them too, and don't even need to know that they are packed with good-for-you nutrition.
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Cold Herbed Pasta Salad With Lemon and Garlic
Cold pasta salad is a favorite cookout food and a deserving foil for grilled or steamed lobster halves. This pasta salad uses no mayonnaise in its dressing, so it can be left out on buffet tables, and served cold or at room temperature.