Stuffed Crawfish Bread Recipe

Stuffed Crawfish Bread Recipe


  • 1 lbs crawfish tails
  • 2 tubes crescent rolls or sheets
  • 3 TBS butter
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1/4 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1 TBS Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp liquid shrimp and crab boil
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 heaping TBS mayo
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 slices Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 TBS fresh chopped green onions
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBS water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Melt butter in a pan
  3. Add in the onions and bell peppers
  4. Sauté for 3-4 minutes
  5. And in the garlic
  6. Sauté for 30 seconds
  7. Stir in the crawfish tails
  8. Add the Cajun seasoning, onion powder, and liquid shrimp and crab boil.
  9. Stir for 4 minutes or until crawfish are hot. Do not overcook the crawfish.
  10. Remove from heat
  11. Add the cream cheese into a mixing bowl
  12. Pour the crawfish mixture on top.
  13. Add in the mayo, Parmesan cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and green onions.
  14. Stir well to combine.
  15. Unroll the tubes of dough and place them parallel to each other onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. *
  16. Overlap the dough sheets by one inch, pressing them together to make one large sheet of dough.
  17. Pour the mixture evenly into the center of the dough.
  18. Lay the mozzarella slices on top of the crawfish stuffing.
  19. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut 1 inch wide slits in the dough starting from the edge all the way to the crawfish stuffing.
  20. Fold each strip of dough across the mixture overlapping them with the strips on the opposite side in a braid like fashion.
  21. In a small dish, create an egg wash by whisking the egg with the water.
  22. Brush the egg wash over the top of the dough
  23. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until dough is golden brown.
  24. Allow it cool for 20 minutes before cutting.
  25. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*If using crescent rolls, press the perforated lines together.

Crawfish and Shrimp Bread

Cookies! I have a treat for you. My Crawfish and Shrimp Bread! Baby, this stuff is goooooood! And it’s super easy! Crawfish Bread is popular at the Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Of course, I had to be extra and add shrimp. Check out my recipe tutorial on Youtube…

This bread is super rich and cheesy. If you’re on a diet, come back on your cheat day! lol Fresh french bread works best. You can serve it open faced or fold it over and make a stuffed sammich (sandwich)! Try it out! 


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Crawfish and Shrimp Bread
Serves 8
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
32 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
32 min
  1. 1 Onion
  2. 1 Bellpepper
  3. 1 Shallot
  4. 2 Celery Stalks
  5. 3 garlic cloves
  6. 1 loaf of fresh French Bread
  7. 2 lbs of crawfish
  8. 1 lb of shrimp
  9. 4 oz of cream cheese
  10. 1/2 cup of mayo
  11. 1 stick of butter
  12. 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning
  13. 1 teaspoon each of onion & garlic powder
  14. 1 teaspoon of Accent
  15. 1 capful of Liquid Crab Boil
  16. 1/2 lb of sliced Mozzarella
  17. 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar
  18. 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan
  19. fresh parsley to garnish
  1. Drain crawfish
  2. Season crawfish and shrimp
  3. Saute veggies
  4. Add crawfish and shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink
  5. Mix cream cheese and mayo until smooth
  6. Add cream mixture to the seafood
  7. Melt butter and drizzle onto the french bread
  8. Add the seafood mix to the bread
  9. Layer on the cheeses
  10. Garnish with parsley
  11. Bake on 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes
  12. Enjoy!
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