Cajun Crawfish Potatoes

For springtime gatherings, it’s hard to beat a crawfish casserole. Since they’re flavorful, crowd-pleasing, and easy to assemble, we couldn’t pass up this soon-to-be classic from reader Dana Bergeron. When she has crawfish tails leftover from a backyard boil, she whips up a batch of Cajun Crawfish Potatoes to serve with grilled steak or chicken.

Cajun Crawfish Potatoes
A cheesy crawfish side that pairs well with chicken or steak.
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 6 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pound crawfish tails
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook until tender. Set aside.
  3. In a 13x9-inch baking dish, evenly distribute 1 layer of potato slices, reserving remaining slices. Season with garlic salt and black pepper. Cover lightly with ¾ cup cheese. Repeat until all potato slices are used. Pour cream over potato mixture. Spread reserved onion mixture evenly over potato mixture, and top with crawfish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove aluminum foil, and bake until bubbly, about 15 minutes more.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 Calories: 676 Fat: 39g Saturated fat: 24g Unsaturated fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 53g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 1073mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 30g Cholesterol: 206mg


  1. I’m a seasoned cook and regret to tell you that 1 1/2 hours at 375 does not at all cook the potatoes. I ended up having to microwave the entire casserole at the last minute to take this to a party. Did you mean to say cooked potatoes? Flavor was great, but cooking time was way off.

    • We’re sorry that the recipe didn’t turn out for you when you tried it, but thank you for letting us know. This recipe was successfully tested in our test kitchen, but we will revisit it and let you know if we get a different result.

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