Try this Lobster Delight Dip for an inexpensive seafood appetizer!

Lobster Delight Dip

This Lobster Delight Dip is a creamy, bubbling hot “mock” lobster appetizer that can be made on a budget! No deep pockets needed for this appetizer! The perfect, easy finger food recipe for parties.

Lobster Delight Dip is a hot dip recipe made with imitation lobster meat

Christmas is my favorite holiday, but with two kids (and a wife) it definitely leaves my wallet feeling a little lighter when it’s over.

And then there’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to get through. I don’t mean “get through” because I do love a good party on New Year’s Eve, but it’s a lot of cash going out the window this time of year.

I mean, things can definitely get tight after buying all those lego sets for Christmas.

So I put my brain to work and tried to come up with some inexpensive but still show stopping appetizers…because we don’t want to be just throwing down chips and salsa around the holidays.

Chips and salsa are a definite, don’t get me wrong. But they’re a side to the show stopping appetizers, an after thought.

In comes this Lobster Delight Dip. Bubbling, creamy cheese and big chunks of – nope – not lobster. Lobster Delight.

What Is Lobster Delight?

Lobster Delight is an imitation lobster meat product that contains mostly Alaskan Pollock and some lobster meat. So yes, there is lobster in lobster delight, just not a lot of it.

This product makes having a lobster flavor and texture much more affordable which, for me, allows me to have it more often!

An 8 ounce bag is only going to run you about 3 bucks. Now that’s affordable if I ever heard the word.

So for less than 10 dollars you can make an awesome, hot lobster appetizer recipe that your guests are going to flip for.

Let’s get started!

Lobster Delight dip ingredients on a board


Stir them up, pour the dip into an 8″ x 8″ baking dish, top with some cheese and throw it in the oven. I actually made my lobster appetizers in 2 crocks instead of one larger one. This way I can cook one for Christmas and save one for New Years Eve…

Always thinking ahead.

Lobster Delight Dip is a lobster appetizer recipe made with imitation lobster meat


20-25 minutes later it’s bubbling and ready for you to dive in. This dip is awesome with Ritz crackers but it’s equally good with tortilla chips. And I have to admit I even tried this lobster dip with a potato chip.

That was pretty good too.

This Lobster Delight Dip is a cheesy, hot dip recipe that's affordable to make


Maybe potato chips crushed on top as a crunchy coating next time? Or the Ritz crackers. I’m thinking I need to try all the options here.

Anyway – don’t be afraid to cut some corners with this mock lobster appetizer. No one will ever know (or care) because it tastes so good, all you’ll have to do is give them the recipe!


Lobster Delight Dip is an indulgent appetizer recipe that can be made inexpensively

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Lobster Delight Dip

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Lobster Delight Dip is a creamy, bubbling hot “mock” lobster appetizer that can be made on a budget! No deep pockets needed for this appetizer! The perfect, easy finger food recipe for parties.


  • 1 (8 oz.) package Louis Kemp Lobster Delight
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated (divided)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated (divided)
  • 1/4 cup red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • crackers or tortilla chips for dipping


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop the Lobster Delight into smaller, bite-sized pieces.
  3. Add the lobster delight, a 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese, a 1/4 cup of the parmesan cheese, pepper, mayonnaise, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, dry mustard, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix together.
  4. Pour into a 8″ x 8″ square baking dish or you can use 2 (8 oz.) gratin dishes.
  5. Top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is brown and bubbling.
  7. Serve hot with crackers, tortilla chips or pita chips.

Keywords: lobster appetizer, lobster delight, appetizer recipe, dip recipe, hot dip recipe, holiday appetizers, new years eve food, new years appetizers


19 Responses

    1. You’re right, Lisa it’s not. We tend to put garlic in everything so it would go great in here but in trying to keep the recipe simple we decided to leave it out.

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  3. Shelley

    I tried this tonight and for the most part it was good but was very very salty!
    I’d cut the salt and Worcestershire sauce at least in half. I think I’ll add sautéed onions and celery next time too.

  4. Made this recipe with langostino from Trader Joe’s. It tasted great, and looked amazing. I know langostino isn’t lobster, but it looked like it was full of baby lobster tails. Thank you Dan!

    1. Patti, the instructions do say to chop the lobster delight into smaller pieces. I’m not sure how shreddable that product is but maybe you missed that step?

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