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31 Delicious Side Dishes For Lobster Tail To Try Out Once

Quick Answer: What Are The Lobster Tails Sides To Know?

The Lobster Tails sides are the delicious and crisp pieces of lobster that sit on the edge of the lobster tail. Lobster Tails Sides are the top pieces of the lobster tail and are usually served as an appetizer or can be enjoyed as an entrée on their own. Lobster Tails Sides can also be enjoyed in a lobster roll.

Lobster tails are an elegant and impressive dish perfect for special occasions or days when you want to treat yourself to some tender seafood. However, finding the perfect side dish to serve them with can sometimes prove to be a difficult task.

In this post, you’ll find the best side dishes for lobster tail. From salads to roasted veggies and pasta, we’ve put together a variety of different options that are not only easy to make but so tasty they are sure to tickle your fancy.

Quick Table: Side Dishes For Lobster Tails

RecipesCalories Per ServingPreparation Time
Herb Tomatoes Zucchini Salad84 10 Minutes
Smashed Brussel Sprouts13855 Minutes
Cheesy Cauliflower Bake15135 Minutes
Corn Chowder32145 Minutes
Lemon Parmesan Lettuce Salad169.4 5 Minutes
Mexican Street Corn Casserole29545 Minutes
Summer Roasted Vegetable Ravioli11420 Minutes
Baguette2301 Hour 5 Minutes
Cheesy Garlic Bread Rolls493 55 Minutes
Baked Zucchini Fritters72 50 Minutes
Cheddar Bay Waffle23910 Minutes
Jalapeno Buttermilk Ranch Coleslaw53 30 Minutes
Garlic Butter Broccoli8310 Minutes
Spinach Artichoke Casserole30345 Minutes
Sauteed Squash And Zucchini113   20 Minutes
Parmesan Risotto457 35 Minutes
Grilled Broccolini16925 Minutes
Sweet Potato Kale And Black Beans Skillet268 25 Minutes
Onion Roasted Garlic Bisque2093 Hours 8 Minutes
Chipotle Gouda Scalloped Potatoes25460 Minutes
Kale Slaw3145 Minutes
Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes896.6535 Minutes
Garlic Butter Rice 249 10 Minutes
Mac And Cheese64260 Minutes
Oven Roasted Asparagus87 15 Minutes
Honey Roasted Carrots12640 Minutes
Bacon And Broccoli Chard Salad17417 Minutes
Parmesan Garlic Potatoes And Peas24130 Minutes
Mango Salsa10615 Minutes
Lemon Goat Cheese Orzo35227 Minutes
Sauteed Green Beans5032 Minutes

1. Herb Tomatoes Zucchini Salad

This tomato zucchini salad is colorful, loaded with flavor, and perfect for summer. It features a mix of fresh parsley, chives, basil, zucchinis, shallots, tomatoes, and a lemon vinaigrette.

However, the main ingredient for elevating this salad is the sumac which gives it a tangy and citrusy taste. This delicious salad is also the perfect side dish to make when you’re busy, as it can be made ahead and stored in the fridge.

Calories Per Serving: 84

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes 

2. Smashed Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are a super healthy side dish that don’t get as much love because of their taste, but with these smashed crispy baked variations, you’ll never want to stop eating them with lobster tails.

This side dish is really easy to make and features steamed Brussel sprouts seasoned and combined with leeks and parmesan before being baked into crispy smushed bites of perfection.

Calories Per Serving: 138

Preparation Time: 55 Minutes 

3. Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Cheesy cauliflower bake is a great side dish to pair with lobster tail if you’re craving a gooey mac and cheese but don’t want the carbs.

It features cauliflower tossed in a simmered mixture of cheese, milk, bacon, onions, and garlic and then baked till tender.

Calories Per Serving: 151

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes 

4. Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is an indulgent soup bursting with rich flavors from a combination of sweet corn, potatoes, carrot, celery, bacon, pepper, and a creamy color stock.

It has a decadent, creamy, chunky texture that makes it the perfect side dish to serve with tender lobster tails. 

Calories Per Serving: 321

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

5. Lemon Parmesan Lettuce Salad

A crispy salad with a nice crunch and lovely taste always makes a good accompaniment to a serving of lobster tail, and this lemon parmesan salad is an easy delicious salad with all of those qualities.

It consists of romaine and red leaf lettuce tossed in a lemon dressing and topped with grated parmesan and pepper flakes. Feel free to add some arugula if you prefer a mix of different leafy greens.

Calories Per Serving: 169.4

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

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6. Mexican Street Corn Casserole

Mexican street corn casserole is a great side dish for lobster tail loaded with creaminess and a spicy kick.

This baked casserole features a combination of sour cream, mayo, corn, cilantro, chili, and queso fresco cheese.

Add a squeeze of lime juice just before serving, and you’ve got yourself a winning side dish perfect for satisfying those cravings for Mexican food.

Calories Per Serving: 295

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

7. Summer Roasted Vegetable Ravioli

If you really want to make your serving of lobster tail a filling meal with the perfect balance of veggies and carbs, this summer roasted vegetable ravioli is the perfect dish to make.

Although this delicious dish with its combination of cheese ravioli covered with pesto, roasted vegetables, and mascarpone cheese could very well make a meal on its own, it is the perfect side dish to go for on days when you really want to indulge in a complete meal.

Calories Per Serving: 114

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

8. Baguette

Freshly baked bread is always a welcome addition to any seafood dish, and this delicious baked baguette is especially perfect for a serving of lobster tail because of its chewy center and crispy crust.

It may seem intimidating trying to tackle this all-time French classic, but this version is super easy to make and consists of a flour and yeast dough that doesn’t require any kneading.

Calories Per Serving: 230

Preparation Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

9. Cheesy Garlic Bread Rolls

These garlicky bread rolls are another bread dish perfect for lobster tail, and with their swirly shape and soft pillowy texture, these delicious rolls will fill you with the satisfying memory of biting into a warm cinnamon roll.

These bread rolls are savory and contain a filling of cheese, garlic, butter, and parsley.

Calories Per Serving: 493

Preparation Time: 55 Minutes

10. Baked Zucchini  Fritters

Zucchini fritters are a fantastic way to enjoy a serving of veggies in a crispy and tasty dish perfect for kids and adults alike.

These fritters are quite easy to make and feature a combination of grated zucchini, breadcrumbs, baking powder, eggs, feta cheese, and garlic.

Feel free to use crushed pork rinds or almond flour in place of breadcrumbs to make these fritters low-carb and keto-friendly.

Calories Per Serving: 72

Preparation Time: 50 Minutes

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11. Cheddar Bay Waffle

If you’re craving the incredible taste of those Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits, but without all the carbs they come with, cheddar bay waffles are the perfect side dish for you.

These delicious savory waffles require very few ingredients and are made from a mixture of almond flour, cheddar cheese, eggs, garlic powder, and baking powder.

When pairing them with lobster tail, feel free to serve these waffles with a dollop of sour cream.

Calories Per Serving: 239

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

12. Jalapeno Buttermilk Ranch Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a creamy side dish that is bound to elevate any dish it is paired with. With its tangy and spicy taste, this jalapeno buttermilk ranch variant is truly an incredible side dish that is sure to be appreciated by anyone.

Along with the usual coleslaw ingredients like cabbage and carrots, this slaw contains jalapenos and a buttermilk ranch dressing that is surprisingly really easy to make.

Calories Per Serving: 53

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

13. Garlic Butter Broccoli

Broccoli is a super versatile vegetable as it can be paired with lobster tail and a variety of other seafood and meats. A great way to enjoy this healthy vegetable is to ensure it is filled with rich flavors.

This grilled garlic butter broccoli, with its coating of butter, garlic, and pepper, is an easy yet delicious side dish. It is the perfect way to ensure your broccoli is flavorful and delicious.

Calories Per Serving: 83

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

14. Spinach Artichoke Casserole

If you’re a fan of the sumptuous taste of spinach artichoke dip, then you can incorporate all those flavors into a healthy side dish like spinach artichoke casserole.

This casserole is loaded with cooked quinoa and a creamy spinach artichoke sauce filled with Italian cheese and pepper jack cheese and then baked till golden brown.

Calories Per Serving: 303

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

15. Sauteed Squash And Zucchini

Sauteed squash and zucchinis are an incredibly tasty side dish perfect for the summer when you have lots of squash and zucchinis you don’t know what to do with.

This delicious keto side dish is brimming with flavor and an incredible aroma from a mix of Italian herbs, garlic, butter, onions, and pepper, all brought to a simmer along with sliced zucchinis and summer squash.

Calories Per Serving: 113

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

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16. Parmesan Risotto

Creamy and decadent, parmesan risotto is a fantastic Italian classic that is really easy to whip up and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

It is a rich side dish consisting of arborio rice cooked in white wine and chicken broth and finished off with shavings of parmesan cheese. Feel free to use vegetable stock in place of chicken stock to make this risotto if you prefer.

Calories Per Serving: 457

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

17. Grilled Broccolini

For those who are not the biggest fan of broccoli, grilled broccolini is the perfect alternative you’ll love.

This Chinese broccoli has a milder and sweeter taste compared to regular broccoli, and when grilled with the right seasoning, this delicious vegetable might just become your new favorite side dish. 

These broccolinis are lightly spiced and possess a cheesy finish, as they are coated with pepper flakes and parmesan cheese.

Calories Per Serving: 169

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

18. Sweet Potato Kale And Black Beans Skillet

For an easy one-pan side dish that you can be sure everyone will love, sweet potato kale and black beans skillet is a great option to try.

All you’ll need are sweet potatoes sauteed in avocado oil along with onions, garlic, taco seasoning, black beans, and kale.

Calories Per Serving: 268

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

19. Onion Roasted Garlic Bisque

Onion and garlic bisque is a creamy and comforting soup loaded with flavor and a lovely aroma that is sure to tempt anyone to have a taste.

It may sound complicated from its fancy name, but don’t let the French name of this soup fool you; it is quite easy to make. All you’ll need are a few basic ingredients that consist of roasted garlic, leeks, onions, vegetable broth, and flour.

Calories Per Serving: 209

Preparation Time: 3 Hours 8 Minutes

20. Chipotle Gouda Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

If you’re someone who can’t resist a serving of creamy potatoes, you’ll love these scalloped sweet potatoes with their spicy kick and cheesy goodness.

This baked side dish is packed full of flavor from a combination of smoked gouda cheese, cream, butter, and chipotle chili sauce. It is creamy and has a spicy sauce perfect for pairing with lobster tail.

Calories Per Serving: 254

Preparation Time: 60 Minutes

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21. Kale Slaw

Kale is a healthy side dish that goes with lobster tail, but if you’re not much of a fan of eating it alone, toss it with some other veggies and a creamy dressing to make this incredible kale slaw.

Not only is this slaw really easy to whip up, but it also contains a blend of different flavors and textures that all work to make a winning dish.

From the cranberries to the sunflower seeds and the pepitas, this kale slaw is just loaded with sweet and salty goodies.

Calories Per Serving: 314

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

22. Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a lovely side dish always appreciated by any crowd, but if you want to up the ante of your lobster dinner, you’ll need to up your game with this tex-mex mashed potatoes.

Equally creamy and spicy, these colorful mashed potatoes are filled with a sauteed mix of onions,  green chiles, jalapenos, bell peppers, and cheddar cheese.

Calories Per Serving: 896.65

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

23. Garlic Butter Rice

Fragrant and flavorful, garlic butter rice is a great side dish to serve with lobster tail if you want to make a filling meal.

This tasty buttery rice consists of long-grain rice cooked with broth, onions, black pepper, and a heap of butter.

Calories Per Serving: 249

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

24. Mac And Cheese

There are few side dishes as comforting as a serving of mac and cheese, and with its gooey texture and incredible taste, it is the perfect side dish to pair with lobster tail.

This mouthwatering recipe has all of the classic ingredients of mac and cheese but contains three different combinations of cheese for extra creaminess and also a crumbly topping of panko breadcrumbs.

Calories Per Serving: 642

Preparation Time: 60 Minutes

25. Oven Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is a healthy spring vegetable that goes with many different dishes, but it can sometimes taste boring.

Those are in some olive oil along with black pepper and garlic, and you’ve got a delicious side dish perfect for pairing with the tender taste of lobster tails.

Feel free to add a squeeze of lemon juice over these roasted asparagus before serving to give them a tangy boost of flavor.

Calories Per Serving: 87

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

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26. Honey Roasted Carrots

These sweet and buttery honey-roasted carrots are a delicious vegetable side dish that even the pickiest of eaters will love.

They require basic ingredients you likely already have laying in your pantry, making them the perfect last-minute side dish to make if you’re in a time crunch. 

Calories Per Serving: 126

Preparation Time: 40 Minutes

27. Bacon And Broccoli Chard Salad

Broccoli and bacon chard salad is an easy salad with a crunchy texture and smoky taste that is out of this world. It is a hot salad that can be enjoyed on just about any occasion.

The broccoli used here is broccolini, and it is lightly chard and combined with crispy bacon, garlic powder, and juicy cherry tomatoes.

Calories Per Serving: 174

Preparation Time: 17 Minutes

28. Parmesan Garlic Potatoes And Peas

This parmesan potato and peas combo is a super creamy and delicious side dish that will easily work its way into being your go-to comfort food.

The potatoes and peas here are cooked and smothered in a garlicky cheese sauce filled with heavy cream and butter.

Calories Per Serving: 241

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

29. Mango Salsa

If you’re craving a tropical side dish that’s loaded with flavor, a sweet and spicy mango salsa might just be what you need.

This is a super easy salsa to whip up as it only consists of mangoes, cilantro, bell peppers, onion, and jalapenos combined with tangy lemon juice.

Calories Per Serving: 106

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

30. Lemon Goat Cheese Orzo

This gooey cheese orzo is an easy one-pot side dish featuring a blend of different flavors that work to create a super delicious dish.

It consists of orzo pasta cooked with onions and zucchinis and then combined with goat cheese, fresh basil, and lemon.

Calories Per Serving: 352

Preparation Time: 27 Minutes

31. Sauteed Green Beans

These sauteed green beans are the perfect way to elevate the taste of regular green beans, as they are savory and loaded with flavor.

Although the green beans take center stage in this dish, they are also incorporated with sauteed onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and oregano and are cooked in flavorful beef broth.

Calories Per Serving: 50

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

What Vegetables Go With Lobster Tail?

Lobster tail can be served with different vegetables depending on your preference. However, some fantastic veggies that go with lobster tail include carrots, asparagus, green beans, spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Do You Boil Or Bake Lobster Tail?

When it comes to cooking lobster tails, there’s really nothing you can’t do with them. You can steam them, boil them, bake them, or even grill them for a smoky flavor.

So the choice of boiling or baking comes down to personal preference and perhaps the recipe you are making. Boiling them is probably the easier option for newbies who have never cooked lobster tails before.

What Is A Good Side Dish For Lobster Tail?

The tender and fleshy texture of lobster tails make it a perfect canvas for pairing with many different side dishes. You can opt for steamed or roasted veggies, mashed or baked potatoes, pasta, or a green salad.

You can even add a serving of mussels or clams to make a whole seafood fiesta. Many of the incredible options we’ve highlighted in this post would also make a perfect side dish for lobster tail.

31 Deliciously Addictive Lobster Tails Sides

Lobster tails sides are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, paired with a side of fries, as an appetizer, or a main course.


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