13 Favorite Red Lobster Recipes

Recently Red Lobster has been in the news, there were some internet rumors recently that the chain would close down. While it is false the chain is closing down, it may be sold from Darden, their parent company.

Darden is the largest restaurant company in the world and they have some of the most loved brands. One can wonder if in the future our favorites will be around.
cheddar biscuits on a wood cutting board.

Biscuit Recipes

Personally, for me there are a few items I really enjoy at the Red Lobster, their biscuits are some of the best around. Honestly, I can’t think of a better biscuit than one of theirs. Hot, buttery, and fluffy they are so hard to resist. I will share with you a couple of different copycat recipes. One is gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Red Lobster Knock Off Biscuits by GlutenFreeEasily.com
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits by CopyKat.com

homemade biscuits with cheese and garlic

Once you sit down and enjoy a biscuit or two it’s time for some of their famous appetizers.

Appetizer Recipes

To this, I give you their seafood nachos and coconut bay shrimp.
Red Lobster Shrimp Nachos by CopyKat.com.

nachos with shrimp
Red Lobster Parrot Bay Coconut Shrimp by CopyKat.com

A plate of jumbo coconut shrimp and pina colada dipping sauce

Side Dish and Soup Recipes

Red Lobster Chesapeake Corn on the Cob by CopyKat.com

Fresh corn has been boiled and topped with butter and old bay seasoning

Red Lobster Clam Chowder by CopyKat.com

Homemade Red Lobster Clam Chowder in a bowl. in the restaurant with this copycat recipe.

Entree Recipes

Now let’s move on to the entrees. One of my favorites is their Crab Alfredo, now if you don’t have crab, you may want to substitute shrimp for this dish.

Red Lobster Crab Alfredo by CopyKat.com

crab alfredo in a bowl

Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi CopyKat.com

a plate of homemade shrimp scampi

Red Lobster Tartar Sauce Copycat Recipe

Homemade Red Lobster Tartar sauce and fish stick on a plate.

Easy Cajun Fettuccine Alfredo by Semidomesticatedmama.com

Red Lobster Fresh Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels sprouts in a baking dish.

Dessert Recipes

Red Lobster Pumpkin Pie In a Jar by ahenenet.com

Red Lobster Chocolate Lava Cakes by RainingHotcoupons.com

About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Sandy

    I know you have a lot of requests. But would love to have the recipe for the Red Lobster deviled crab cakes that they don’t longer have on their menu. Would love to surprise my sister and make it for her birthday as this was her favorite. And I love them too. She was a red lobster hostess when the red lobster restaurant first opened in San Antonio.

  2. Patricia Regan

    Do you have the Recipe for Red Lobster’s Ceasar Salad Dressing. My husband’s absolute Favorite!! Thank You

  3. Rick Humphreys

    Hi Stephanie: Did you by chance figure out the recipe for Red Lobster whipped sweet potatoes yet? I am REALLY wanting this recipe so I can fake my wife out and make something she thinks I can’t!!

  4. Elizabeth Holder

    If possible, please provide the recipe for Red Lobster”s Bay Harbor lobster bake which contains small Maine lobster tails,shrimp,scallops,mussells and tomatoes over a bed of linguini in white wine sauce. Any help you give will be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you in advance!

    • Joanie

      I had them last night and can’t stop thinking about them. They were the best part of the meal – even better than the Cheddar Bay biscuits, which is saying a lot. I hope someone comes up with the copycat recipe soon!

    • Darelynn Clay

      I just had these the other night, and I, too, can’t stop thinking about them. I thought I also tasted a hint of a really light fluffy marshmallow-butter?…or what was the white dabs on it?

    • Blake

      I also want the recipe for these. They are so good (& not the same as the Bourbon Pecan Sweet Potatoes)! I hope Stephanie has this recipe soon since they ate a limited time item!

    • Michelle R. Wright

      I felt the same way about these whipped sweet potatoes!! I thought for sure there was some exotic ingredient or interesting preperation method. I have been searching for a copycat recipe, and just decided to call the local red lobsters in my area and ask if they sell ‘catering size’ of this dish for dinner parties OR would they be willing to share the recipe. It isn’t their recipe! I just found out from a Red Lobster manager that these are actually Stouffer’s whipped sweet potatoes from the grocery store! They just add a pat of real butter and their candied pecans. The manager said you can make your own candied pecans by using just honey roasted pecans that you roast in the oven yourself in butter/brown sugar/cinnamon or whatever you like to add as a topping.

      • Amy

        Thank you so much for this! I cannot seem to find Stouffer’s whipped sweet potatoes anywhere… do you know where they carry them?

    • Leanne W.

      Soo glad I’m not the only one who can’t stop thinking about those amazing sweet potatoes. Thanks for the answer Michelle.
      Stephanie – Do you have a recipe for Red Lobsters Tarter Sauce?

      • Pat Brewer

        Diana; Do you have the recipe for the whipped sweet potatoes from Red Lobster? I would be eternally grateful. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.Pat

    • Leanne W.

      So glad I’m not the only one who can’t stop thinking about those amazing sweet potatoes. Thanks for the answer Michelle.
      Stephanie – Do you have a recipe for Red Lobsters Tarter Sauce?

  5. Gussie Schug

    Do you have a recipe for Red Lobster’s original key lime pie? They changed the recipe about 15 years ago and I have never been able to find something remotely close to the original.

  6. Sandra

    I’m desperately seeking two recipes and can’t seem to find them! One is the lobster sauce used by Olive Garden for some of their pastas (that they took off the menu much to my disappointment). The other is the shrimp lettuce wraps that we just tried at Red Lobster. Both are AMAZING. Any suggestions on those?

    • Rose Araceley

      I’ve been looking for that recipe (shrimp lettuce wraps) myself, but haven’t been able to find it. Can you help?

      • Shelby Reynolds

        The lettuce wraps are just popcorn shrimp
        Soy ginger glaze (brown sugar, soy sauce, butter, and ginger)
        Dry cole slaw with cilantro

        -A Red Lobster Server

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