Maine Lobster Quesadillas

Maine Lobster Quesadillas

Courtesy of Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative | Serves 6

What could be more indulgent than a cheesy, perfectly toasty quesadilla? When you add succulent Maine Lobster to the mix! If you love quesadillas, this recipe is a must.


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus more for skillet
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound cooked Maine lobster meat, in chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (Monterey jack, mozzarella, cheddar, or Mexican blend)
  • Guacamole, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Tomatoes, for serving


  • Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes or until softened.
  • Add the lobster and taco seasoning and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until warmed through.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and combine with green onions. Wipe out the skillet.
  • Place the tortilla on your work surface. Sprinkle one side with a bit of cheese and top with lobster mixture. Fold in half.
  • Return the skillet to medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray or brush with about 1 teaspoon oil.
  • Place a filled tortilla on the pan and cook the tortilla for about 3 minutes or until the bottom is golden. Carefully flip the quesadilla and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until the second side is golden and the cheese is completely melted.
  • Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining quesadillas. Allow each to cool for a few minutes before cutting into 3-4 pieces. Serve with sour cream, guacamole and tomatoes or salsa, as desired.
PS. Whole live lobsters can be used for this recipe if you don't have pre-cooked lobster meat on-hand. Just follow these live lobster cooking instructions, then breakdown the lobster and pick up at step one!
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