This Lobster Pizza recipe is made with buttery seafood seasoned with Old Bay. It’s drizzled in a homemade creamy white pizza sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
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Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Decadent Flavor Combination: Lobster is often considered a delicacy with a sweet and succulent flavor. When paired with the savory elements of pizza—such as cheese, tomato sauce, and herbs—it creates a decadent and luxurious flavor combination.
- Gourmet Twist on a Classic Dish: The addition of lobster elevates the dish, making it a more upscale and sophisticated option for those seeking a unique culinary experience.
- Variety in Pizza Toppings: This dish offers an alternative to traditional pizza toppings, introducing a seafood option for those who enjoy exploring different flavors. It provides a delicious departure from more common choices like pepperoni or sausage.
What Type of Dough/Crust to Use
There are several options to choose from including a traditional thin and crispy crust, a thick and doughy crust, or a whole wheat or gluten-free crust. The best crust is one that you enjoy and that pairs well with your toppings.
I like to grab the pre-made herb pizza dough from Trader Joe’s. It’s easy to work with and only costs $1.79.
Room Temperature Dough
Pizza dough should be at room temperature before baking because it allows the dough to rise better and more evenly. Cold dough is dense and does not rise well. When the dough is cold, the yeast in the dough is less active and doesn’t produce as much carbon dioxide, which is what causes the dough to rise.
Check out Tips for Stretching Pizza Dough here.
What Type of Lobster to Use
I use a combination of lobster meat from the tail along with claw meat. I get the claw meat here from Butcher Box.
The best lobster meat to buy is fresh, wild-caught lobster. This type is caught in the ocean and is considered to be of higher quality than farm-raised lobster. Fresh lobster meat should have a sweet and briny flavor and a firm texture. It can be purchased as whole lobsters, tails, or claws.
Check out our guide on How to Clean and Prepare Lobster Tails here.
What Type of Cheese to Use
I like to use a combination of mozzarella and Parmesan. Mixing a couple of different cheeses will add complex flavor to the pizza and is delicious.
Any of your favorite cheeses will work for the recipe. I recommend you purchase your cheese in block form and grate or shred it yourself. Here are some options:
- Mozzarella: This is the most common cheese used on pizza. It’s soft with a mild flavor and a smooth texture. It’s also known for great cheese pulls!
- Parmesan: Parmesan cheese has a sharp taste. I love to purchase Parmesan Reggiano.
- Feta: Tangy and salty cheese that is often crumbled over pizzas that feature Mediterranean-style toppings, such as olives and tomatoes.
- Gouda: Has nutty and slightly sweet flavor. It’s often used on pizza with a variety of toppings.
- Goat Cheese: This soft cheese has a tangy, slightly sweet flavor and creamy texture. It’s often used on gourmet pizzas and can be paired with a variety of toppings.
Since we are dealing with seafood I make a homemade white cream sauce using heavy cream, cream cheese, garlic, and white wine. Feel free to buy your favorite jarred pizza sauce or Alfredo if desired.
How to Make Lobster Pizza
Full detailed instructions are below in the recipe card.
- Add butter to a skillet or saucepan. When melted, add lobster meat, Old Bay Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add garlic to the same skillet or saucepan on medium heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add in softened cream cheese. As the cream cheese starts to dissolve, add heavy cream, white wine, and Parmesan.
- Stir continuously until the cheese has melted. Add Old Bay Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Place the dough on the pizza pan and roll it out.
- Spread the pizza sauce over the crust. Next, sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheese throughout. Top with the cooked lobster.
What Type of Pan to Use
- Cast iron skillet: My favorite option is cast iron. I use a cast iron pizza pan, but a cast iron skillet will work, too. It can be preheated in the oven and then the pizza dough can be placed directly into the skillet and then topped with ingredients. This helps to create a crispy crust and can mimic a wood-fired oven.
- Pizza stone: A pizza stone is a thick, flat slab of clay or ceramic that is preheated in the oven before the pizza is placed on it. It helps to create a crispy crust.
- Sheet pan: A good option if you are making a large batch of pizza or if you prefer a thinner crust.
- Standard pizza pan
If you are using a cast iron pizza pan, drizzle it with oil to prevent sticking and heat it in the oven for 15-20 minutes before adding the pizza crust.
A pizza stone will need 30 minutes in the oven prior to adding the pizza crust. A pizza stone shouldn’t need oil.
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- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 16-20 oz lobster meat I used 8 oz lobster claw meat + 2, 5-6 oz lobster tails
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 16 oz ready to bake pizza dough 1 pound, dough should be at room temperature.
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese I like it cheesy and use 2 cups.
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese
Homemade Pizza Sauce (Feel free to use your favorite store-bought sauce or Alfredo)
- 2-3 garlic cloves Minced
- 4 oz cream cheese Softened
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup dry white wine I used Pinot Grigio. Substitute broth if preferred.
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon olive oil Optional for bubbly, melted cheese.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees (following the pizza dough instructions on the package of dough you are using).If you are using a cast iron pizza pan, drizzle it with oil to prevent sticking and heat it in the oven for 15-20 minutes before adding the pizza crust.A pizza stone will need 30 minutes in the oven prior to adding the pizza crust. A pizza stone shouldn't need oil.
- Add the butter to a skillet or saucepan. When melted, add the lobster meat, Old Bay Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes until the lobster is opaque white. Remove the lobster and set aside. Be careful not to overcook the lobster as it will continue to cook while baked in the oven.
- Add the garlic to the same skillet or saucepan on medium heat. No need to rinse. Leave the butter and lobster flavor from the cooked lobster. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add in the softened cream cheese. As the cream cheese starts to dissolve, add the heavy cream, white wine, and Parmesan.
- Stir continuously until the cheese has melted. The cream cheese may take some time to dissolve. Add the Old Bay Seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir until the sauce thickens. Taste repeatedly and adjust the spices as necessary.
- Place the room temperature dough on the pizza pan and roll it out. I use my hands to shape it.
- Spread the pizza sauce over the crust. Next, sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese throughout. Top with the cooked lobster.Optional: Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil throughout to get the cheese bubbly.
- Bake the pizza for 6 to 10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Always refer to the instructions on the package of the dough you are using. I prefer pizza with crisp edges, but not super crispy. I bake for 8-10 minutes. You may need more time if you prefer crispy pizza.
- Cool before serving.