Enjoy this cornbread casserole any time you get a hankering for eating something
2 packages Pioneer Yellow Cornbread Mix
1/2 cup unsalted butter
green onions, tops and bottoms, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup bell
1/2 pound boiled and chopped hot sausage
1 pound Louisiana
wild-caught shrimp, peeled and de-veined (16–20 count)
1 pound Louisiana crawfish
1 pound Louisiana blue crab claw meat
1/2 cup whole milk
1 (11 ounce) can cream-style corn
1/2 cup rich chicken or seafood broth (if needed)
2 whole eggs, beaten
1 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Italian flat-leaf
Frank Davis Sprinkling Spice or other Cajun seasoning
Bake the cornbread as directed per the package instructions. Don’t shut
your oven off.
Allow the cornbread to cool, and then crumble it with your hands into a
large mixing bowl.
Melt the butter in a large sauté pan (I’m thinking maybe a 14-incher), then
add the onions, celery, and bell pepper, and simmer the mixture down until the
When all that’s done, drop in the hot sausage and add in the shrimp, the
crawfish tails, and the crab claw meat.
Toss completely, and cook the mixture for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add the milk and creamed corn, and stir until that mixture is fully blended.
If at this point you notice that the casserole is a tad on the dry side, stir
in about 1/2 cup rich chicken or seafood broth.
Finish the casserole by folding all these ingredients into your bowl of
crumbled-up cornbread. Fold in the beaten eggs, the shredded cheddar cheese,
and the minced Italian flat-leaf parsley.
Season the mixture with either a little Frank Davis Sprinkling Spice or
Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning to taste.
Transfer the concoction to an 11 x 14-inch baking dish and bake it at 350
degrees F for right about 45 minutes until deep golden brown.
Cooking/Prep Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hour Serves 6 to 12
Chef’s note: If you can’t find Pioneer Cornbread Mix where you shop, then substitute
the mix in your store that has the lowest sugar content. You don’t want this rich
seafood-flavored casserole tasting overly sweet.