Out of this World Crawfish and Rice Casserole!

Leah Stacey Recipe

By Leah Stacey CookingMaven

crawfish, rice, cajun
30 Min

This stuff will knock your socks off! I've been meaning to post this receipe for a while. It does require a bit of chopping but once that is done you just mix it all together and throw it in the oven. If you have never tried crawfish then this is a great dish to start with! I buy my crawfish tails in the freezer section. They usually come in 12-14 oz packs and 2 packs of those do the trick! You can also substitute the crawfish with shrimp or do half crawfish fish and half shrimp too. I hope y'all enjoy this yummy meal!


1 c
chopped celery
1 large
white onion, chopped
green pepper, chopped
1 1/2 tsp
mined garlic
1 c
butter, divided ( 2 sticks)
10 oz can cheddar cheese soup
10 oz an cream of mushroom soup
1 tsp
salt or to taste
1 Tbsp
tabasco sauce
1 small
bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped
bunch of green onions, chopped
2 pkg
of frozen crawfish tails, thawed, drained and rinsed (between 1 1/2 to 2lbs total)
2 c
cooked rice
1 c
panco bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook the rice and set aside.
Saute' the celery, white onion, green pepper, and garlic in 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks of butter) in a sauce pan until tender.
Remove from the heat and add the cheddar cheese soup, cream of mushroom soup, salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce.
Stir in the parsley and green onions. Add the crawfish tails and rice and mix well.
Spoon into a greased or non-stick 9x13 baking dish.
Melt the remaining half a stick of butter in the microwave and pour over the 1 cup of panco crumbs in a bowl. When it is mixed well, spread over the top of casserole.
Bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

*TIP: If you like your food with a bit more heat then feel free to add more Tabasco to your dish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole

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Loretta Jasper shadowbaddo
Nov 21, 2013
Leah, your recipe is wonderful, definitely a "Blue Ribbon Winner"...thank you so much for sharing....I have been looking for a delicious, seafood casserole to serve for our family gatherings,(something different as we tend to be stuck on using the same old favorite recipes all the time, not saying they were bad, just used to death...lol), and I love this recipe....
Donna Graffagnino StillWild
Nov 21, 2013
Dang - sorry for the duplicate - I thought my first one didn't post! Try this real New Orleans Crawfish Etouffee Crawfish Etouffee - Louisiana's Best

Another New Orleans Classic - Corn Crab & Crawfish Bisque or Chowder Corn Crab & Crawfish Bisque or Chowder
Donna Graffagnino StillWild
Nov 21, 2013
Please - DO NOT USE Product of China Crawfish! It is not the same as Louisiana crawfish and not raised in the same "clean" waters. However, if that is all you can find, then definitely rinse them! Also don't cook them too long before they get very rubbery & chewy. You absolutely can use shrimp or crab in place of the crawfish - Don't use imitation crab - go for the real stuff, either claw or special claw - pick through the meat for shells and cartilage. A combination of shrimp & crab, or crawfish & shrimp is delicious, and if you want to use lump crab, just fold it in towards the end to avoid breaking it up. Buy American - don't buy China seafood - YUK!
Donna Graffagnino StillWild
Nov 21, 2013
Just A Tip: If you buy the Crawfish that are a Product of China - Please Rinse Them!!! They are not the same as Louisiana crawfish and are not raised in the same "clean" waters. Also, they get very chewy or rubbery. If at all possible, use Louisiana crawfish - you don't have to rinse them and they make a world of difference in the taste. Plus, you are supporting American fishermen. Shrimp can also be used as well as crab meat - NOT imitation! Use claw or special claw - just pick through it for shells and cartilage. A combination of crawfish & shrimp, or shrimp & crab is wonderful in this dish. If you decide to use lump crab, then gently fold it in at the last minute. You just can't make a mistake with "real" seafood!
Debbie wright debbie110772
Jan 12, 2012
Im excited for you Leah..The kids will have a blast. You need to plan a trip here for Mardi Gras Next year =) Lake Charles has 57krewes last time I checked. Big Mardi Gras here!