Baked Lobster Tails with Parmesan Topping


So delicious!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
13 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
2 servings


  • 2 (4 ounce) lobster tails

  • 4 lemon wedges

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip®)

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch baking dish.

  2. Cut feet and membrane off the bottom side of each lobster tail. Run a knife inside the top of each tail to loosen meat from the shell. Squeeze some lemon juice between the meat and top side of loosened shell.

  3. Mix Parmesan cheese, butter, creamy salad dressing, and paprika together in a bowl.

  4. Shape 2 sheets of aluminum foil into boats just wide enough to hold lobster tails upright; sides should be 1 inch high. Set lobster tails belly-side up in boats. Squeeze more lemon juice over lobster meat. Spoon Parmesan cheese mixture evenly on top.

  5. Set lobster tails inside the prepared baking dish. Pour in 1/2 inch water around the boats. Place juiced lemon wedges in the water.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until lobster meat flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. Turn oven to broil; broil until tops are crispy, about 2 minutes. Crack oven door open; broil for 1 to 2 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Substitute mayonnaise for the creamy salad dressing if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
12g Fat
3g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 524mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 338mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.