Cajun and Creole Recipes

Cheesy Garlic Crawfish Bread

This recipe is a great way to use up those leftovers from the crawfish boil! (This family favorite mixture even freezes well without the crawfish, so plan ahead)!

Cheesy Garlic Crawfish Bread recipe


  • 1 loaf French bread, cut in half
  • 1 stick butter, sliced, at room temperature
  • 1 or 2 heads garlic, reserved from the boil
  • 1/2 onion, reserved from the boil
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup crawfish tails, peeled
  • Green onion or herbs, to garnish
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor pulse garlic, onion room temperature butter until creamy and soft. Pulse in grated Parmesan cheese. If the mixture is too thick, drizzle in some olive oil.
  3. Place the French bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. On each piece of French bread, spoon and smear the garlic butter mixture. Top with crawfish tails and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and green onion.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until toasted and melted.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Louisiana Seafood Promotion Board

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