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Connecticut lobster rolls or warm lobster rolls on a plate.
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Connecticut Lobster Rolls (Warm Lobster Rolls)

Connecticut lobster roll is served warm with tender, juicy lobster meat tossed with melted butter and piled high on a toasted hot dog bun! It's a simpler lobster roll compared to the Maine lobster roll but it's just as delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, New England
Servings: 2
Calories: 459kcal


  • 1 ½ cups cooked lobster meat chopped, about 8 oz
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 4 Tablespoons butter divided
  • salt & pepper to taste

Optional seasonings

  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Toast buns: In a large pan, melt 1 Tablespoon of butter and toast the hot dog buns on both sides until golden brown. Set aside.
    Lobster roll bun toasting with melted butter in a pan.
  • Warm the lobster meat: Using the same pan, melt the remaining butter on low heat and add the lobster meat. Toss gently to warm up the lobster and coat evenly with melted butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Optionally add a squeeze of lemon juice and chives.
  • Assemble rolls: Divide the lobster evenly into your buttered rolls. Serve immediately while still warm.
    Connecticut lobster rolls or warm lobster rolls on a plate.


Recipe Tips & Variations:
  • Use brioche split-top hot dog buns for a richer flavor.
  • Leave the claw meat whole and place it on top for presentation. 
  • Clarified butter - Using clarified butter provides a richer, nuttier flavor by removing the milk solids and water from the butterfat.
  • Brown butter - Brown butter offers a toasted, deeper flavor by browning the milk solids so that it takes on a caramel-like flavor.
This recipe is featured in Lobster Rolls - 2 Ways.


Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1143mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 717IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 2mg