Instant Pot Lobster

Instant Pot Lobster Tails

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Love lobster, but afraid to try cooking it at home?  Well – here’s your simple, easy, fool-proof way to have affordable, perfectly cooked, luscious lobster at home – Instant Pot Lobster Tails!

Instant Pot Lobster Tails

I love lobster, like many people, was afraid to tackle it at home, until I discovered lobster tails cooked in my Instant Pot.   They came out cooked perfectly, not over done or tough, and super quick!  Lobster tails as SOOOO much easier to deal with than that whole intimidating crustacean, and so affordable – especially if you can pick them up on sale.   When I see the frozen ones on sale in my local super market, I grab up a bunch!   With my Instant Pot, these lobster tails will become delicious, impressive, gourmet meals so easily!

How To Cook Lobster In Instant Pot

Whether you’re planning a killer Christmas dinner menu, or New Year’s Eve dinner party, or a quiet romantic dinner with your sweetheart, I have an impressive, yet quite an effortless dinner for you – Instant Pot Lobster Tails.

Pressure Cooker Lobster Tail

And Instant Pot Lobster Tails are so simple to cook, it’s easy to take a virtual trip to the Maine Coast and whip up a summer meal of lobster rolls, at a fraction of the price you’d pay in Maine, not to mention saving airfare and hotel bills!

And did I mention that in addition to being absolutely delish, lobster tails are good for you!?  With less than 1 gram of fat and almost 19 grams of protein, a lobster tail is a nutritious addition to your healthy eating plan, plus you get a lots of essential nutrients, especially zinc and selenium.

Instant Pot Lobster Recipe

How to serve your Instant Pot Lobster Tails?  Oh, let me count the ways…. Lobster tails are so versatile!   Enjoy a steamed lobster tail with a small amount of melted butter combined with lemon juice and minced garlic – gourmet, fancy restaurant at its best (and simplest!).  Pair them with steak to make a succulent surf and turf dinner.  Shred cooked lobster meat into a salad, or use it in place of tuna when you make a tuna salad sandwich. Add cooked lobster meat to corn chowder, or sprinkle it over your favorite pasta  with a little alfredo sauce.   Or gourmet up your favorite pasta salad recipe for an easy, extra special summer dinner!

Instant Pot Lobster Dinner

Like what’s on my plate? Here are the recipes: Instant Pot Corn, Instant Pot Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Easy Kale Salad. It’s a lobster feast :)

Lobster Tail Dinner

Instant Pot Lobster Tails – “fast gourmet”!  Fancy enough for date nights, anniversaries, and Valentine’s Day, yet easy and quick enough for any day!

And not only is making lobster in the Instant Pot SO much better boiling on than the hot stove, but it doesn’t smell up or heat up your kitchen.  And it comes out SUPER tender and perfect! So put on some good music and gather with some great company – because you’re all in for a treat with Instant Pot Lobster Tails.

Instapot Lobster Tail

If you love Instant Pot lobster tails, you will also love these easy recipes:

Instant Pot Salmon – you can cook salmon or any other fish in the Instant Pot quickly and easily! So tender!

How to cook salmon in Instant Pot

Instant Pot Corn On The Cob – this is my favorite method of cooking corn! Super juicy! For another twist on Instant Pot corn, check out Instant Pot corn in the husk. Corn on the cob goes so well with lobster!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – another great side dish for the lobster! Lobster and mashed potatoes – mmm!

Easy Shrimp Linguine – amazing creamy seafood pasta dish, super easy to make!

Red Lobster Copycat Biscuits – if you are a Red Lobster fan, you can make their famous biscuits at home from scratch – how’s that for an epic seafood dinner?

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Instant Pot Lobster Tails (from fresh or frozen)

These Instant Pot lobster tails are perfectly cooked in less than 5 minutes! Lobster dinner at home for a fraction of a restaurant price! Instant Pot is a game changer!
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lobster
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 49kcal


  • 4 lobster tails fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup water

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  • Put water and lobster tails in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position.
  • Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 2 minutes on High pressure for small lobster tails, 3 minutes for medium, and 4 minutes for large (add an extra 1 minute for frozen lobster tail).
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam.
  • Remove the cooked lobster tails from the Instant Pot and serve. Enjoy!


You can cook any quantity of lobster tails in the Instant Pot, the cooking time and amount of water remains the same.
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Calories: 49kcal | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 127mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
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7 replies
  1. Belle Mitchell
    Belle Mitchell says:

    I’ve found most recipes are a bit over done for my tastes, plus I was only going to cook 2 fresh, not frozen tails, I put the on High for 2 mins. Personally, I’d try 1 min with 30 secs NPR, the a QR, but this turned out well.


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