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Lobster Ravioli Sauce Recipe (Perfect for Trader Joe’s Lobster Ravioli)

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Wondering what sauce to use on Trader Joe’s lobster ravioli? This lobster ravioli sauce recipe is a simple and subtle sauce that lets the seafood shine. And while there are a lot of options for sauces, I think this is the best sauce for lobster ravioli as its rich, light, and bright – all at the same time. Just like my lobster grilled cheese – we want to use fresh and light flavors to let the lobster shine. This easy meal is perfect for a fancy dinner at home or even a special occasion.

If you really want to take it up a notch, serve the ravioli with air fryer lobster. 😉 Or try my scallop linguine, which is another easy, but fancy, seafood pasta dish to make at home.

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Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

What sauce goes with lobster ravioli?

I wanted to let the lobster shine, so I kept the sauce really simple. Garlic butter and lemon pair well with lobster and so it was a no-brainer!

I’ve also seen cream sauce recipes for lobster ravioli that are made with heavy cream, white wine, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and parmesan cheese. You could also use alfredo sauce, but I like the lighter flavor of the garlic butter sauce.

What You’ll Love About Lobster Ravioli Sauce

  • Simple and subtle
  • Made with just 4 simple ingredients from any grocery store
  • Incredibly easy to make
  • Perfect with any shrimp or lobster ravioli

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Lobster Ravioli Sauce Ingredients

The butter sauce for lobster ravioli is made with just a few kitchen staples:

  • Butter – Use a high quality butter as it’s the main component of the lobster ravioli sauce recipe.
  • Garlic – Use fresh garlic for best flavor.
  • Lemon juice – Use fresh lemon juice for best flavor. I know I keep repeating myself, but this sauce is so simple and so ingredient quality makes a difference.
  • Flaky sea salt – Finish the lobster ravioli and sauce with a dusting of flaky sea salt.
Ingredients to make lobster ravioli sauce

Trader Joe’s Lobster Ravioli Ingredients

Here are the lobster ravioli ingredients:

Trader Joe's lobster ravioli ingredients

How to Cook Trader Joe’s Lobster Ravioli

The ravioli is SO simple to make, but I do have a few tips. You’ll want to follow the package instructions, but take these tips with you:

  • Gentle boil – You don’t need a hard boil for this, as the ravioli is fragile. A light boil or even a simmer in a medium to large pot of water gets the job done.
  • Don’t overcook – Ravioli cooks much faster than regular pasta, I usually take it out a minute or two before the instructions.
  • Scoop out – You can certainly drain them over a colander, but given their fragile state, I like to scoop them out with a slotted spoon.

How to Make Lobster Ravioli Sauce

This garlic butter sauce for lobster ravioli is SO simple to make.

  • Prep ingredients. This sauce comes together in just a few minutes, so it’s important to have the garlic and lemon juice ready to go.
Lobster ravioli sauce ingredients on a cutting board
  • Make butter sauce. Melt butter in a 12″ Nonstick Frying Pan or large skillet over medium low heat. Add garlic, and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant, being careful to not burn. Stir in lemon juice to butter sauce and add cooked ravioli to skillet. Don’t worry if the butter starts to get brown – it’s a brown butter sauce! 🙂
Lobster ravioli sauce in a skillet
  • Toss lobster ravioli. Toss ravioli with butter garlic sauce to coat.
Large skillet with lobster ravioli and sauce tossed together
  • Finish pasta. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

TIP: (Optional) garnish with lemon zest, fresh parsley, or red pepper flakes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Trader Joe’s lobster ravioli good?

Yes, the lobster ravioli is good! Is it better than homemade lobster ravioli? Probably not, but I won’t be making that anytime soon, so this is a great alternative.

Is Trader Joe’s lobster ravioli real lobster?

Yes, the first ingredient in TJ’s lobster ravioli filling is…lobster meat! I will say, if you are expecting large lobster chunks, you will be disappointed as the filling is very finely shredded lobster.

Do I have to use Trader Joe’s lobster ravioli?

No, you can use this sauce for any prepared lobster ravioli.

Storage Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to reheat

Reheat gently in the microwave or in a hot skillet, just until heated throughout so as to not overcook it.

Can you freeze lobster ravioli?

I wouldn’t advise freezing the lobster ravioli after it’s already been cooked.

Plate of lobster ravioli with fork

What to Serve with Lobster Ravioli

All this lobster ravioli needs is some vegetables:

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Helpful Tools to Make Best Sauce for Lobster Ravioli

  • 12″ Nonstick Frying Pan – The hunt for the best nonstick cookware can be exhaustive…until you try this one. I’ll soon have one in every size.
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Flaky Sea Salt – Don’t underestimate the power of a sprinkle of this salt. It quickly elevates any dish.

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Lobster Ravioli and Sauce Recipe

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Wondering what sauce to use on your Trader Joe’s lobster ravioli? This EASY garlic butter sauce is light and bright to let the lobster shine.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • flaky sea salt
  • 18 oz. lobster ravioli (or about that)


  1. Cook lobster ravioli according to package instructions.
  2. While ravioli is cooking, melt butter in large nonstick skillet. Add garlic and cook, about 1 minute, until fragrant. Stir in lemon juice and add cooked ravioli to skillet.
  3. Toss to coat pasta and finish with flaky sea salt.

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