40 Favorite Crawfish Recipes

We are always in the mood for crawfish. With these 40 favorite recipes, we know you will be too. 

Fried Crawfish Etouffee Balls

Have leftover crawfish etouffee? These fried crawfish etouffee balls are a phenomenal encore.

Crawfish Macaroni And Cheese

This crawfish macaroni and cheese is one of our ultimate crowd-pleasing appetizers.

Cajun Crawfish Bread

Nothing better than a loaf of Cajun Crawfish Bread.

Classic Crawfish Etouffee

Classic Crawfish EtouffeeSeafood Stock takes this Classic Crawfish Etouffee to the next level.

Crawfish Hand Pies

Crawfish Hand piesThese Crawfish Hand Pies are tasty and fun.

Fried Crawfish Po’ Boy

The Fried Crawfish Po’ boy is a delicious way to enjoy Louisiana mudbugs!

Crawfish Macaroni and Cheese Fritters

Treat yourself to these Crawfish Macaroni and Cheese Fritters.

Crawfish Cheesecake

Crawfish CheesecakeThis Crawfish Cheesecake makes unique use of the Cajun crustacean.

Crawfish Pie

We can’t get enough of this traditional Crawfish Pie.

Crawfish Boudin

Crawfish Boudin

Crawfish boudin packs its own punch of flavor that can be enjoyed smoked, pan seared, or deep fried in the form of crawfish boudin balls. Give it a try and see for yourself!

Crawfish Crêpe Cake

Layers of crawfish? Count us in!

Shrimp and Crawfish Roll

This Shrimp and Crawfish Roll makes great parade or boat food.

Crawfish and Corn Chowder

This Crawfish and Corn Chowder was made for spring parties.


Kids and grown-ups alike will love these Craw-dogs.

Crawfish Gumbo

Crawfish season and okra season overlap a little bit in the early summer. While they’re both around, we love cooking up a crawfish gumbo, full of plump Louisiana crawfish tails and sweet shrimp.

Herbed Crawfish Ravioli

crawfish ravioliWonton wrappers make this Crawfish Ravioli recipe a cinch.

Crawfish and Corn Beignets

crawfish and corn beignetsThese Crawfish and Corn Beignets are the ultimate treat. Pro tip: Try them with gumbo and Cajun bread pudding.

Crawfish Gratin

crawfish gratinThis cheesy Crawfish Gratin is a wonderfully decadent treat. 

Crawfish Salad Puffs

Crawfish Salad Puffs - Holiday AppetizersThese crawfish salad puffs are the perfect way to start any party.

Crawfish Dirty Rice

Crawfish Dirty RiceIf you’re hosting out-of-town guests, this crawfish dirty rice makes a fantastic introduction to Louisiana cooking.

Creamy Crawfish Beignets

Creamy Crawfish BeignetsBeignets are one of New Orleans’ most iconic foods. These Creamy Crawfish Beignets are one of our favorite spring party dishes.

Camp-Style Crawfish Etouffee

Camp-Style Crawfish EtouffeeThis Camp-Style Crawfish Etouffee is Louisiana cooking at its best.

Crawfish Quesadillas

Crawfish tails and fresno chiles make the perfect pair in these Crawfish Quesadillas.

Crawfish Boil Quiche

This Crawfish Boil Quiche is the ultimate addition to your weekend brunch.

Crawfish Bread Bites

One of our favorite festival foods in bite-size form.

Crawfish Dip With Fried Bow Tie Pasta

Crawfish Dip with Fried Bow Tie PastaThis creamy, spicy crawfish dip with fried bow tie pasta will be your favorite new party appetizer.

Crawfish Burgers

crawfish burgersThese Crawfish Burgers freeze well. You’ll be thanking yourself (and us) the next time that crawfish craving hits.

Mini Crawfish Cakes With Remoulade

Make the most of your mudbugs with these delicious crawfish cakes.

Asparagus With Crawfish Hollandaise

Add a Cajun twist to this popular sauce.

Bloody Mary Crawfish Salad

You’ll love this quick and light crawfish salad. 

Crawfish Hushpuppies

Serve these hushpuppies with rémoulade sauce for even more Louisiana flavor.

Spicy Fried Crawfish Tacos

Taco Tuesday? We want these Spicy Fried Crawfish Tacos every night. 

Crawfish Fricassee

Crawfish FricasseeTaking a classic French twist, Jay Ducote’s crawfish fricassee uses a blond roux with the traditional mirepoix rather than the Cajun trinity.

Crawfish Flatbread

Bread and crawfish are a great pair. 

Creamy Crawfish Soup

On the cooler days of crawfish season there are few things more satisfying than a creamy crawfish soup.

Crawfish Tortilla Espanola

Crawfish Tortilla EspanolaWhether it’s breakfast or brunch, a crawfish tortilla espanola—packed with spicy crawfish tails—is a surefire crowd-pleaser.

Crawfish Fettuccini

Crawfish FettucciniThis creamy fettuccini is one of our all-time favorite recipes. 

Crawfish Bisque

Crawfish BisqueWe love a batch of traditional Crawfish Bisque.

Crawfish and Stone-Ground Grits Gratin

Crawfish and Stone-ground Grits GratinChopped fresh herbs and garlic enhance the sweetness of the crawfish in this mouthwatering dish.

Crawfish Rangoon

crawfish rangoonsAnother reason to love crawfish right here. 


  1. OMG! My only problem now is which one to try first. Have never seen a collection of recipes of any kind that each and every one made me think that this is the one to try first but then I would look at the next one and then that one would make me think “Wait….this is the one to try first”. Can’t wait to get started and seems as though there are several of these that could be frozen.
    Sorry but I gotta run now so I can make my list and head for the store for my ingredients! Yum Yum!!!

  2. Where can I find a place to ship some crawfish to me here in North Carolina?? I was in New Orleans 2 years ago and brought some back on the plane!! I am sure there is someone who does this??

  3. To those looking for crawfish tail meat – WalMart does have it, but only buy the Riceland brand, which is farmed and processed in Riceland, Louisiana. Their other, cheaper, brand is Boudreau’s – farmed and processed in China…no thank you.

    • Please make sure they’re Louisiana crawfish and not Asian. The taste difference is worth any extra cost, not to mention the regulations here vs. China. (My go-to vendor is Cajun Grocer.)

  4. OMGOODNESS Baby, I Want To Cry Just Reviewing Your Recipes. My Family Is From Louisiana, Port Hudson Area. My Great Grandmother Was A Slave, My Grandmother Born Into Slavery, My Father and His Fifteen Brothers and Sisters All Came To California and Did Exceptional Well Here, My Father A Trained Master Chef and Mixologist Who Prepared Meals For Two USA Presidents and Many prominent Folks. Thank You For Reminding Me Of A Wonderful Upbringing, My 30+ First Cousin’s and My Brother and I. It’s Really About The Love, Soul, Unity and Respect For One Another, All That Was Translated Through The Food Experience We All is Shared. Do You Here A Book and Where Can I Purchase It If So? God Bless Yo People, Okkkrrrrrr, Heeheeheeheehe!! Thank You God, Oh, I’m Ms. McNeely-Gentry.

  5. If you find frozen crawfish tails, make sure they are not from China. Those are extremely nasty. There are a lot of companies that have Louisiana crawfish tails.

  6. I’m from Louisiana. If you want to order crawfish…call Super One Grocery – they can ship it to you. Currently live in Nashville. When I go home, I usually will buy roughly 15 packages…that will take me throughout the year. You can also call Captain Avery Seafood…the best crawfish tails and crab meat around.


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