Red Lobster Ultimate Fondue

Get ready to experience the most mouthwatering fondue of your life. This copycat Red Lobster Ultimate Fondue is an absolute winner. With its silky melted cheese, savory seasonings, and succulent lobster and shrimp, just one bite will make you forget that any other fondue ever existed.

Copycat Red Lobster ultimate fondue in a bread bowl and bread cubes beside it.

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Red Lobster Ultimate Fondue recipe

Red Lobster used to have a delicious lobster dip on the menu that was loved by many customers. Unfortunately, the restaurant no longer serves this beloved dish.

However, now you can make it yourself at home and enjoy it anytime you want. And if you never had the chance to try this delicious fondue while it was in restaurants, this recipe will help you see why it was such a fan favorite at Red Lobster.

What makes the Red Lobster Ultimate Seafood Fondue so good?

Served in a delicious sourdough bread bowl, the Ultimate Fondue from Red Lobster is the epitome of comfort food. The bread bowl itself presents nicely, and you can enjoy the dish with the bread pieces that you used to carve the bowl.

Dip the bread into the cheesy seafood fondue and indulge in the savory and satisfying flavor. The fondue features hints of cayenne pepper, paprika, and bell peppers, and the spices perfectly complement the cooked lobster and shrimp.

One of the secret ingredients of this delectable fondue is Campbell’s Cream of Shrimp soup, which makes it extra creamy and rich and helps to season the dish as well.

Why you’ll love this recipe

This recipe is simple and easy to follow, with step-by-step instructions that any home cook can understand. All you need are a few basic ingredients, like milk, cheese, seasonings, and, of course, lobster and shrimp!

Other copycat recipes for this fondue might suggest using Velveeta cheese. However, I found that using a mix of both Swiss and American cheese produces the best result. It tastes identical to how the true Red Lobster fondue used to taste! And it has such a more authentic cheesy flavor that Velveeta can’t achieve here.

Also, it will be a great addition to any party! You can serve it with crackers, bread, or chips as a delicious appetizer or snack. Your friends and family will love it because they can choose the dippers they prefer for the fondue.


Here’s what you’ll need to make Red Lobster Lobster Dip:

  • Swiss cheese
  • American cheese
  • Campbells Cream of Shrimp soup 
  • Milk 
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Paprika 
  • Red bell pepper 
  • Cooked lobster meat (or cooked langostino)
  • Cooked shrimp meat
  • Round loaf of Sourdough bread or French bread  
  • Green onions
Copycat Red Lobster ultimate fondue ingredients on a tray.

How to make Red Lobster dip

  1. Cut the lobster and shrimp into small pieces.
  2. Combine all ingredients except seafood in a medium saucepan.
Copycat Red Lobster ultimate fondue ingredients in a pan.
  1. Heat ingredients on low heat until melted, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the seafood after the cheese melts and heat through until the seafood is warm. 
Adding lobster and shrimp to cheese fondue mixture in a pan.
  1. Meanwhile, hull out the bread into a bowl, keeping the center.
  2. Cut the hulled-out portions of the bread into bite-sized pieces. 
Hollowed out bread loaf and bread cubes.
  1. Place the bread bowl on a plate and place the pieces of bread around it.
  2. Pour fondue into the hollow bread bowl and garnish with green onions.
  3. Serve with the bite-sized bread pieces. Enjoy!
Copycat Red Lobster ultimate fondue in a bread bowl and some bread cubes by it.

Recipe variations

  • Seafood: If you want to switch it up, consider using crab meat, shrimp, scallops, or other types of seafood! Any of these options taste phenomenal with the seasonings, peppers, and cream of shrimp soup.
  • Bread Bowl: Any type of crusty bread bowl will do, such as sourdough, French, or Italian bread.
  • Garnishes: You can use different garnishes for the fondue, such as chives, parsley, or other herbs when serving it.
  • Slow Cook: Use a crockpot or other slow cooker to make this recipe! The same directions apply, except it will take at least 1-2 hours. Occasionally stir it and make sure that everything is thoroughly warm before enjoying it!

What to serve Red Lobster Ultimate Fondue with

Serve this with the bread from the center of the bread bowl. If you want the pieces nice and crispy for dipping, toast them in the oven for a few minutes! If you do not have a bread bowl, you can serve this in a fondue pot and dip bread into it and it tastes equally spectacular.

You can also enjoy this lobster fondue with assorted crisp veggies, like carrot sticks, celery, broccoli, or cauliflower. Or, try it with crackers, pretzels, or chips.

What else can you serve with this?

This is a great hit at any party, and it pairs well with other dishes. Consider serving it alongside other favorites like Red Lobster Cajun Shrimp, Red Lobster Crispy Brussels Sprouts, or their delicious Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

How to store the leftover fondue

Once the fondue cools, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for 3-4 days.

What is the best way to reheat seafood fondue?

For the best quality, I suggest avoiding the microwave when reheating it, and instead, heat it on the stovetop over low to medium heat. Be careful not to scorch the bottom and stir it to promote even heating.

Copycat Red Lobster ultimate seafood fondue dip in a bread bowl.

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Red Lobster Ultimate Fondue

Make delicious cheese fondue dip loaded with lobster and shrimp in a bread bowl like Red Lobster with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Lobster Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 231kcal


  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese hand-grated
  • 8 ounces American cheese cubed
  • 10.5 ounces Campbell’s Cream of Shrimp Condensed Soup (1 can)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 ounces cooked lobster or langostino meat
  • 4 ounces small cooked shrimp
  • 1 round bread bowl
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions for garnish


  • In a saucepan over low heat, combine the Swiss cheese, American cheese, cream of shrimp soup, milk, cayenne pepper, paprika, and red bell pepper, stirring occasionally until melted. Add the lobster and shrimp and stir. Heat through until the seafood is warm.
  • Hull out a bread bowl. Reserve the hulled-out bread and cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place the bread bowl in the center of a plate surrounded by the bite-sized pieces of bread. Pour the fondue into the bread bowl and garnish with green onions.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 750mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 483mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

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's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Robin Gore

    5 stars
    This was always 1 of my favorite dishes from Red Lobster and I love the way they served it in the hollowed out bread with the fondue inside and then the toasted bread slices on the side. I love getting these wonderful recipes from all my favorite places to eat and then trying them at home for my family and friends…

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