Cheddar Lobster Stuffed Potato


My family loves seafood but we live in the center of the country where fresh seafood, I mean REALLY fresh, is minimal at best. Living in New York we took the seafood for granted. In fact we never really thought about it until we got to Michigan and it was no longer in every restaurant and grocery.  We still love fresh seafood when we can get it but we have had to make due in other ways. So, if you have fresh lobster to make this dish it is amazing but if you don’t canned lobster works just as well.

Verdict:

This was decadent and so rich! It was great as a meal and would be a heavy side dish. Serve this with a nice green salad and it is a perfectly simple meal.

  • Servings: ”4-6″
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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Ingredients:

  • 4-6 large potatoes, washed and cleaned
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (6.5 oz) can lobster or 1 cup lobster (cleaned)
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Toppings for serving: green onions, sour cream, extra salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. Clean and bake potatoes at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes until potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Remove potatoes from oven and using an oven mitt or towel carefully cut off the top 1/3rd of the potato. Using a spoon scrape the potato from the top in to a bowl and discard the tops. Then carefully scoop out the flesh from the potato being careful to leave enough that the potato remains intact and doesn’t tear. Do this for each potato.
  3. Add butter, milk, cheddar cheese, lobster, salt and black pepper to the warm potatoes in the bowl.  Mash it together lightly leaving some lumps. Taste the mixture and adjust seasonings, cheese, etc…
  4. Re-stuff the mixture back into the potatoes. Return potatoes to oven for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are completely warmed through.
  5. Remove potatoes form oven and serve topped with green onions and or sour cream, as desired.

15 Comments Add yours

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  1. Oh those sound delicious! I’ve never had a stuffed potato with seafood of any kind.

    I love me some seafood. Shelled fish, snapper, cod, tuna…I live on the west coast where it’s available everyday. I miss it too when away from here and it’s not. Little reminders like that sure make me appreciate what I have!

    I only buy lobster in season, and only the tails. I prepare the tails and He-Man grills them for us. We usually grill 6 up and with the leftovers I make a lobster salad, but I’m going to print this and have another option to try this Lobster season! I suspect we’re going to like these too much! 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      They are rich and yummy! I miss seafood so much!

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  2. mistimaan says:

    Nice and tasty recipe 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  3. renxkyoko says:

    I wonder if using crab , instead of lobster ( so expensive ) is okay, and would taste as delicious.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I think it would be great! Especially if you prefer crab.

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  4. BlockedUp says:

    OMG this seems magnificent! And I don’t often describe things that way. THANKS FOR SHARING! I hope I can make this soon. Be well!

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  5. vikinggipsie says:

    I live in Newfoundland where lobster is thankfully easy to come by. Never seen it prepared like this before but it looks amazing. Will try once the season opens 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you enjoy it!

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  6. I am not a seafood lover but my mom is and these sound soooo amazing

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. We are definitely a seafood family and miss it so much!

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      1. My mom loves fresh and every time she is in Seattle or any where near the water she has to get fresh seafood

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Yes!

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