If you have never had Crawfish pie you are in for a tasty surprise. This is a popular dish in both Louisiana Creole and Cajun cuisines. It looks a lot like a pot pie, only it contains crawfish as its primary meat source. Below is a collection of several Crawfish Pie recipes. It is certain that at least one of these recipes will quickly become a family favorite!
1. Crawfish Pie
This Crawfish pie recipe starts with a crust made with buttermilk. An entire pound of crawfish goes inside for lots of meaty goodness! Both red, green, and white peppers (for color and taste) are in it.
Also, mingling their flavors together are some onions, green onions, garlic, celery. A little bit of milk and bread crumbs will add thickness to this pie. To give it more flavor, we add some Old Bay flavoring, salt, and black pepper.
2. New Orleans Crawfish Pie
Cream of Mushroom soup is one of the main ingredients of this pie. We also use a complete pound of deveined and peeled Crawfish tails. A little unsalted butter, celery, garlic, and onion give this Crawfish pie some crunchy, flavor-filled goodness.
Add some of New Orleans’ favorite spices, like Creole seasoning and Cayenne Pepper (for extra spicy pie). Top it all off with a sprig (or two) of parsley.
This recipe makes about a dozen mini-Crawfish pies. You will need one pound of crawfish tailpiece–not frozen; and 12 mini pre-made pie shells.
This recipe is similar to other Crawfish pie except it uses one hard-boiled egg and cream in the base mix. It also has onions, celery, garlic, carrots, and bell pepper offering lots of filler and flavors. Other seasonings include Thyme, salt, Paprika, Basil, and Creole seasoning.
This Crawfish pie uses a Cream of Mushroom soup along with evaporated milk and butter for its creamy base. In addition, a bit of cornstarch will add thickness to this creamy concoction. This pie is extra meaty, with a whopping two pounds of tails inside it!
Other ingredients include garlic, onions, bell pepper, and green onions. Don’t forget the Cajun spices–Cayenne pepper is a spicy option, but Creole seasoning is mandatory!
5. Cajun-Style Crawfish Pie
Cajun cuisine is at the top of the list of favorites from Louisiana. It isn’t any wonder there would be a Cajun-Style Crawfish Pie recipe. This recipe includes a dash of Worcestershire sauce for an added kick. There is also Cajun/Creole seasoning and two pounds of Crawfish tails. In addition, the heavy cream makes the base extra creamy and the can of mild Rotel tomatoes gives it a little more spice.
Food made by celebrity chef Emeril is guaranteed to be delicious; this includes his famous Crawfish pie recipe. Emeril makes his infamous Crawfish Pie using heavy cream and chicken, shrimp, or seafood broth as the base.
He puts in two pounds of crawfish, making every delicious bite a meaty one. The combination of bell peppers, onions, garlic, and celery swimming in a creamy sauce makes this pie absolutely delectable.
7. Breaux Bridge Crawfish Pie
Louisiana is often referred to as the Crawfish capital of the world. It stands to reason the best recipes for Crawfish pie are here. Breaux Bridge, a city in Louisiana known for its Crawfish Festival, has created its own version of Crawfish pie.
Besides the standard Crawfish pie ingredients, Breaux Bridge adds Thyme and Paprika to give it a touch more flavor. Breaux Bridge makes it clear how imperative it is to use crawfish that is a product of the U.S.A.
The Paleo diet is a modern-day fad diet. Therefore, this list of recipes would not be complete without a Paleo Crawfish Pie recipe. Instead of butter, olive oil is used for sauteing garlic, okra, onions, and celery. The base is made from arrowroot powder, water, and coconut milk. An entire pound of crawfish tails is added to this sauce; then poured into a pie pastry and covered with another one.
9. New Orleans Style Crawfish Pies
This recipe makes a dozen single serving, mini-crawfish pies. There are two pounds of crawfish tails in this recipe, ensuring lots of crustacean goodness. Cream of Mushroom soup, cornstarch, and water is used to create the creamy sauce.
Chopped-up green onions, yellow onions, bell pepper are sauteed in butter and are floating inside the cream sauce. The mixture is seasoned with “Slap-Your-Mama” Creole seasoning, giving it that New Orleans kick!
Worldwide, everyone loves a hand pie. From Italian Calzones to Latin Empanadas, and everywhere in between. The Cajun’s have their own version of hand pie that is made of Crawfish.
The delectable little pies contain all the taste of an original Crawfish pie. There is also a full pound of Louisiana crawfish tail meat and spicy Cajun Acadiana Table seasoning inside. This recipe will make about 6-8 hand pies.
11. Miniature Crawfish Pies
You need 29 frozen tart shells to start. Also, two pounds of frozen (made in the USA) Crawfish tails and pieces. Form a Roux with butter and flour as you are sauteing vegetables.
Add in the chicken broth to give flavor to your sauteed vegetables. Spice it up with Creole seasoning, black pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, Parsley flakes. Fill the tart shells, bake for about an hour, and garnish with Paprika.
This is a recipe for a Louisiana Crawfish pie that will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds. Whole milk and seasoned bread crumbs form a thick base in which the onion, bell peppers, and celery can swim. There is one pound of thawed Louisiana Crawfish–don’t drain it, as the juices work in this recipe. Season this pie with some Creole seasoning, garlic, Paprika, and Cayenne Pepper.
13. Crawfish Pie– Me oh My!
Two pounds of Crawfish tails and juices make this delicious Crawfish pie. Melted butter to saute onions, bell peppers, and garlic will make a delicious base. Season everything with some salt, Creole seasoning, Cayenne pepper, and black pepper and put in a prepared pie dish. Bake for about an hour, garnish with some sprigs of parsley.
Low-carb is the latest in diets, this list isn’t complete without this recipe for Crawfish pie. This recipe is not much different; however, we cut down on some meat, using six ounces of crawfish tails. The chicken stock used is homemade and uses glucomannan powder or Xanthan gum as thickeners. The pie is seasoned with Seafood spice, hot sauce, thyme, black pepper, and salt.
15. Roadhouse Style Crawfish Pie
Roadhouse-style Crawfish pie uses two pounds of crawfish. It is recommended that after thawing the crawfish you squeeze out all excess juices. This prevents your pie from getting soggy by all these juices.
The ingredients for the filler include cooked rice with chicken broth. This is in addition to the celery, onions, garlic, and bell peppers. Instead of another pastry crust being placed over the pie ingredients, this recipe uses shredded Colby Jack cheese.
This Best Crawfish pie recipe starts off with some melted butter in a pan. Then carrots, celery, onions, and garlic are added to saute for a few minutes. The spices and chicken broth are then stirred in–a little flour added to give it some thickness. This recipe adds a little extra color with some green peas. Stir in a pound or two of crawfish tails and season with Cajun spices.
17. Homemade Crawfish Hand Pies
This recipe makes about 14 medium-sized Crawfish hand pies from scratch. The recipe calls for ½ pound of cooked rice as the thickening agent (instead of heavy cream or soup). It uses a pound of crawfish tails as well as an onion, green onions, bell pepper, and celery. For spices, it uses Cayenne pepper, Creole seasoning, sea salt, paprika, and a Seafood Magic type of spice.
18. Super Crawfish Pie
Another unique recipe for crawfish pie that uses the “Holy Trinity” combination in Louisiana. This is a blend of chopped-up celery, onions, and red peppers–literally used in every recipe. There is a pound of crawfish along with some minced garlic.
To make a rich, creamy base for the vegetable, mix in some cream of mushroom soup and whipping cream. Add a little wine for flavor if you like. Spice it up with the white ground and cayenne pepper.
This authentic crawfish pie is filled with fresh crawfish tailpieces, melted butter, minced and chopped garlic. There is also some chopped celery, bell peppers, and yellow onion chopped up to add all their flavor combinations.
The pie is then seasoned with some Cayenne Pepper, White Pepper, Ground Black Pepper, Paprika, garlic powder, and some oregano. Top with mild cheddar cheese, and garnish with parsley and diced green onions.
20. Crawfish Pie–New Orleans Style
Saute butter, celery, onions, and peppers while forming a Roux of oil and flour in a separate pan. Add Rotel tomatoes to the sauteing vegetables, then add some broth. Mix crawfish in the Roux.
Then it is poured into the vegetable concoction. Some heavy cream is added to give it a thicker base. Add seasonings- Parsley, Creole, garlic powder, and Cayenne pepper. Breadcrumbs thicken everything and garnish the pie top.
21. Crawfish Pie
One pound of crawfish tails, bell peppers, onions, green onions, chopped garlic, and chicken or seafood stock goes into this pie. Also, some oregano, hot sauce, and salt and pepper for seasoning. A little bit of flour is added to the vegetables while they saute to make a thicker base. Spoon the ingredients into the pie crust. Bake in the oven, and garnish with parsley.
22. LaFayette Crawfish Pie
This is a simple crawfish pie that is made with all the basic ingredients. Make sure all vegetables are sauteed well, to where they are a clear-color, not burnt. Once the onions, green peppers, and celery are sauteed, add a pound of crawfish tails.
Stir this together so everything is well blended. Next, is the seasoning–a little salt for flavor, some granulated garlic, and cayenne pepper. Stir in a little flour to capture all those flavors. Next, stir in the parsley and green onions.
Keto is not only a diet, it’s becoming a way of life for many. This Crawfish pie will not only satisfy your craving for crawfish but keep your Keto lifestyle on track. It starts with a crust made from mozzarella, cream cheese, almond flour, and egg.
The filling has one pound crawfish tails, heavy whipping cream, butter, minced garlic, crushed pork rinds, and Trinity seasoning. So as you will see, this Keto Crawfish pie is not short on flavor.
24. Crawfish Pie
This recipe will make four Crawfish pies. First, melt the butter and add the garlic, bell pepper, onion, and celery. Everything should be clear and soft.
Now put in the cream of celery soup, tomato sauce, green onion, and crawfish. Take off heat and stir in 2 beaten eggs, cayenne pepper, salt, and some Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Spoon mixture into pie crusts, bake, garnish with parsley and serve!
In Louisiana, crawfish season goes from the middle of January until the beginning of July. People go out to catch crawfish or buy them during the peak months of March, April, and May. During these peak months, many people in Louisiana have outdoor boiling parties in which they eat the crawfish. The leftover crawfish from these boils is what goes into making crawfish pies and brouilles.
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