New England Lobster Pie from Grandmother's Recipe

We must admit, the name conjures up warmhearted images of a cozy kitchen in New England, but it also captures the imagination and gets your mouth watering in anticipation of what this unusual–yet special creation could possibly taste like.

Grandmother’s lobster pie isn’t a pie in the traditional sense, but it’s sure to find a place in your recipe box for generations to come. This comfort food recipe is courtesy of our friends at the Food Network.

New England Lobster Pie half eaten New England Lobster Pie Photo by: Derek Sarno

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hr. 20 min.


  • 1 Kosher salt
  • Five 1-pound lobsters
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
  • 3 cups crushed snack crackers
  • 4 sprigs parsley, for serving
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Salt the water and add the lobsters. When the water comes to a second boil, cook the lobsters for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the lobsters from the water and let cool.
  2. Crack the shells over a bowl to hold the juices. Reserve the tomalley (the soft, green stuff found in the body cavity of the lobster!). Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat and add the tomalley and lemon juice. Remove from heat and stir in the crushed snack crackers.
  5. Add enough reserved lobster juice so the mixture is thick like turkey stuffing.
  6. Add lobster meat to a casserole dish. Cover the lobster meat with the cracker mixture,  patting it down evenly.
  7. Bake in the oven until the top starts to brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  8. Serve and garnish each serving with a parsley sprig and a lemon wedge.

...Now if you think this is amazing, you should try Lobster Gram’s lobster pot pies! They’re a comfort food favorite made as lovingly as in Grandma’s kitchen! Each bake-and-serve Lobster Pot Pie is teaming with Maine lobster claw and knuckle meat in a creamy, sherry-infused sauce. And you’ll love the light and flaky buttery puff pastry. Serve them up in the elegant ceramic ramekin they’re conveniently packaged in for an added convenience. Happy eating!