This Cajun Crawfish Cornbread is going to change the way you cook! We make this several times a year for different family gatherings. Crawfish cornbread is a staple for our Mardi Gras celebrations and this recipe is a family favorite. I also make this dish for Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving gatherings. It is a great addition to any table.

Cajun Crawfish Cornbread
Cajun Crawfish Cornbread

This cornbread recipe is a combination of one I came up with and some tweaks from advice from some of my favorite Cajun cooks. I try to create recipes that are easy to duplicate and don’t require a ton of ingredients. Unfortunately, to make great Cajun food; you’re gonna need fresh celery, onions, garlic, and bell peppers. They do sell a frozen “seasoning blend” down here in Louisiana, but I haven’t been able to find it in other parts of the country. If you can find that, go for it.

Cajun Crawfish Cornbread
Cajun Crawfish Cornbread

Cajun Crawfish Cornbread can be used as a side dish or it can stand alone as the main entree in any great meal. When I make this as the main course, I serve either a salad or some green veggies. Some of my favorite veggies are green beans, broccoli, or brussel sprouts with it. If you’re from south Louisiana, you know that the one thing Cajuns like to eat with their meat is more meat!

Cajun Crawfish Cornbread
Cajun Crawfish Cornbread

I often make this Cajun Crawfish Cornbread recipe on Fridays. It is tradition to eat seafood on Fridays in Cajun country; especially during Lent. This dish makes a great main course when you’re looking for a main course that has seafood. I hope you enjoy this recipe and make it often! Let me know how yours turns out and what you serve with it.

Cajun Crawfish Cornbread
Cajun Crawfish Cornbread
5 from 1 vote

Cajun Crawfish Cornbread

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, cajun
Prep Time 20 minutes


  • 4 Tbsp Butter or margarine
  • 1 medium Yellow or sweet onion
  • 1/2 medium Red bell pepper
  • 2 ribs Celery chopped
  • 1 tsp Creole Seasoning
  • 1 lb Frozen crawfish tails, thawed
  • 1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 1/4 cup Self rising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Shredded cheddar or Cheddar Jack cheese
  • 1 cup Frozen corn
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 large Eggs lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Place the butter in a large pan and heat over medium-high heat. When melted, add onion and bell pepper.

  3. Cook 5-6 minutes or until onions and peppers are soft.

  4. Drain liquid from crawfish and add to pan along with creole seasoning. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk together cornbread mix and self rising flour.

  6. Add cheese, corn, milk, oil, and eggs. Add onion/crawfish mixture.

  7. Stir until well combined. Transfer mixture to a greased 10 inch cast iron skillet.  

  8. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden on top and set in the middle.

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