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21 Delicious Leftover Crawfish Recipes

21 Delicious Leftover Crawfish Recipes

Are you still confused about what to do with those leftover crawfish from the weekend? I’ve got your back! Here’s 21 of my favorite leftover crawfish recipes.

You might have some leftover crawfish that is just waiting for your next recipe masterpiece!

Want something new and delicious, but you want to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen?

Well, I’ve got the solution for you!

I’ve collected a list of my go-to recipes for leftover crawfish so that you can enjoy the tasty treat with ease
and minimal effort.

Whether it’s a little leftover sauce or a whole bag of crawfish tails, there are plenty of ways to use up any extra crawfish in your fridge. 

And when it comes to leftover crawfish, there’s no need to settle for bland leftover crawfish recipes.

Actually, you can try fantastic recipes like crawfish boil chowder, crawfish pie, or creamy crawfish pasta.

The list is quite long.

But if you’re into something unique and creative, give #20 a shot. You’ll be glad you did!

So, here we go! 

If you’re looking for a dish that’ll be a great conversation starter, this is it!

In fact, crawfish nachos are the perfect blend of spicy, salty, and savory.

I’m talking about the delicious bites of crawfish garnished with the flavors of lime, cilantro, and more jalapeno peppers. 

Besides, crawfish nachos are the stuff of legend, or at least they should be.

All you need is this recipe and some tortilla chips. That’s it!

I’ve got the rest covered.

When you’re craving something a little different, this cajun crawfish bread will hit the spot.

The recipe comes from the heart of Louisiana, where they know how to cook up some good Cajun food.

Here, you’ll see the combination of cornbread and crawfish as they give this dish an extra kick of
flavor to satisfy your tastebuds.

It’s also simple to prepare and tastes just like what you’d get at an authentic Louisiana restaurant!

And after you’ve tried this dish, you’ll never want to go back to eating plain old bread again.

Leftover crawfish etouffee balls are a one-pot wonder that’s easy to make and wonderful to eat!

It’s loaded with spicy flavor and has plenty of texture.

On top of that, it’ll fill you up without weighing you down. 

You can also eat it with your hands or fork if you’re feeling fancy.

It’s made from leftover crawfish etouffee, a traditional Louisiana dish made with crawfish tails and vegetables.

And it has the same sort of flavor profile as dumplings—a little bit savory and a great deal of crunchiness!

Crawfish boil chowder is a rich, velvety soup packed with the flavors of a New Orleans crawfish boil.

The base includes Louisiana crawfish, spicy seasoned onions, potatoes, corn on the cob, and smoky sausage.

Still, the star of this dish is the crawfish stock and the cream thickened with a blond roux.

Indeed, this is one of my all-time favorite soups to make and eat.

You’ll be a fan of potato salad once you try this dish.

It’s got everything you want, from a crawfish boil to the taste and flavor of amazing seafood goodness but without all the mess and fuss.

Just imagine how much less work it would take to make this when there’s no need to clean those crawfish tails!

Plus, this potato salad is so tasty that it’ll have everyone begging for seconds. And then thirds. 

And even fourths.

If you’ve got a fridge full of leftover crawfish and corn on the cob from your last crawfish boil,  I have just the thing for you: leftover crawfish, corn, and potato soup.

It’s a delicious blend of creamy potatoes, sweet corn, and spicy crawfish flavor that will surely hit your whole family.

However, the potatoes are just there for good measure.

They’re packed with little flavor, but they surely add texture to this delicious soup.

This is far from your average crawfish cake!

The inside is flaky, moist, and tender.

It’s like a fluffy cloud of deliciousness in your mouth instead of the typical dense block of flavorless
meat you get at restaurants.

Actually, it’s a bit like a crab cake crossed with a salmon croquette.

It also makes me appreciate my air fryer because it helps me get the perfect texture and color on these crawfish cakes without oil or grease. Amazing!

Sometimes, it’s hard to find a bisque that’s both flavorful and creamy.

But with this Cajun crawfish bisque, you’ll never have to worry about that.

This is the kind of bisque that will make you go “hmmm, that’s good!” as soon as you taste it.

It’s smooth, savory, and perfect for dipping bread into.

And it features cleaned crawfish heads that have been stuffed with a mixture of salty-sweet ground crawfish tails, vegetables, and spices.

Crawfish Boil Casserole: The name that says it all

But what is this magical dish?

It’s a rich, filling casserole with leftover crawfish tails tossed in a creamy sauce of melted butter, spices, herbs, and rice, then sprinkled with sharp cheddar cheese.

What do you think? It sounds pretty good, right? 

Well, it is!

But wait until you taste it!

The flavor truly is out of this world!

Macaroni and cheese is a classic. 

But things are just getting started here because this recipe adds crawfish to the mix!

As you may not know, crawfish is one the most flavorful seafood on earth. 

And now it’s combined with the mac and cheese’s stretchy, melty goodness. 

I’m telling you, folks, this crawfish mac, and cheese is the jam.

You’ve tried chicken and dumplings. You’ve tried beef stew. But have you ever had Cajun-style crawfish stew?

If not, I’m here to tell you that this is one flavor profile that you need to add to your list ASAP.

Cajun-style crawfish stew is a spicy, rich stew made with crawfish tails, potatoes, onions, and a whole bunch of other herbs and spices.

It’s got a kick that will leave your mouth tingling and your taste buds craving more, and I’m not talking about just one bite!

This is a dip that will turn heads and make you feel like the most popular person in the room.

It’s made with savory, cheesy goodness, and it’s so lusciously tasty that you’ll have to fight off your guests to keep it all to yourself.

It’s also full of Cajun seasoning, so it packs a little extra punch.

This crawfish pie is a real treat!

It takes all the flavors of a classic jambalaya and turns them into a delectable dish that you can relish any time of the day.

And it’s not just about the taste and flavor of crawfish that makes it a standout, but it’s also about the whole experience.

It’s about the way the smoky, spicy jambalaya rice combines with the well-seasoned crawfish to create an excellent blend of flavors and how it makes your mouth water as soon as you start cooking it up.

The crawfish roll is a delicious combo of crawfish, mayonnaise, and sweet onions on a soft buttered bun.

You can describe it as “the perfect combination of sweet and savory.”

It has a tasty combination of spiciness from the cayenne pepper and garlic powder, the sweetness from the bun and salad sauce, a bit of saltiness, and a touch of mineral flavor from the crawfish meat itself.

They’re typically served cold, but you can also serve them hot.

The crawfish Boil Frittata is an ode to one of your favorite egg dishes, with a little bit of a twist.

The base of this dish is made with fluffy, creamy egg whites.

Then it’s layered on with some peppery bell peppers, and zesty red potatoes, followed by some tail meat from leftover crawfish boils and slices of andouille sausage.

This frittata is also great for breakfast or brunch, or even dinner!

Just make sure to show off those colors to your friends, because they’re really good!

This recipe is lovely for a night in with your significant someone or for when you have guests.

It’s also great for making ahead of time and freezing later to save time on busy nights.

What’s more, it’s made with a sweet cream sauce that is already decadent on its own

But it’s the addition of leftover crawfish that takes it to the next level.

These crawfish omelet egg cups are a delightful way to turn leftovers into a breakfast treat. 

It’s as simple as scrambling an egg, adding crawfish and green onions, then baking it in a muffin pan.

After cooking, pop them out of the pan and serve them with some toast!

These are also fantastic for people who love seafood but don’t want something heavy as their first meal of the day. 

This dish is another lovely way to elevate your leftover crawfish experience.

The potatoes have a semi-crispy texture on the outside and a soft feeling on the inside.

And it’s covered with a mess of juicy crawfish tails, sweet corn kernels, and decadent cheddar cheese.

It’s like taking your favorite comfort food and turning it into an amazing dish.

What makes these muffins unique is the combination of the sweet, spicy flavors of the cornbread and the creamy, rich taste of the crawfish. 

You can even serve them with a side of grits or eggs for breakfast; top them with some tomato slices for lunch, or stuff them with chicken salad for dinner. 

They’re also great reheated in the oven—just pop them back in after they’ve cooled down!

Crawfish tart is a tasty appetizer perfect for entertaining or enjoying a glass of wine on the weekend. 

The phyllo crust is buttery and flaky, and the filling is rich and creamy.

Then the mozzarella cheese topping adds just enough salty flavor to complement the savory filling.

This dish is truly one-of-a-kind.

For many, crawfish and grits are synonymous with comfort. 

It’s a dish that conjures images of lazy afternoons spent in the backyard or evenings by the fire pit with friends. 

It’s also known for being tangy and richly flavored.

And its complex blend of sweet and savory makes it an ideal complement to many different types of food.

I can say it’s the perfect food to share with just about everyone.

The bottom line

So, there you have it.

I’ve presented you with a bunch of leftover crawfish recipes that can make you feel like a rockstar in the kitchen.

BEST Leftover Crawfish Recipes

BEST Leftover Crawfish Recipes

Are you still confused about what to do with those leftover crawfish from the weekend? I've got your back! Here’s 21 of my favorite leftover crawfish recipes.


  • Crawfish Nachos
  • Cajun Crawfish Bread
  • Leftover Crawfish Etouffee Balls
  • Crawfish Boil Chowder
  • Crawfish Boil Potato Salad
  • Leftover Crawfish, Corn & Potato Soup
  • Crawfish Cakes
  • Cajun Crawfish Bisque
  • Crawfish Boil Casserole
  • Crawfish Mac and Cheese
  • Cajun-Style Crawfish Stew
  • Crawfish Dip
  • Crawfish Pie
  • Crawfish Roll
  • Crawfish Boil Frittata
  • Creamy Crawfish Pasta
  • Crawfish Omelet Egg Cups
  • Smashed Crawfish Potatoes
  • Crawfish Cornbread Muffin
  • Crawfish Tart
  • Crawfish & Grits


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