Welcome to my easy and delicious Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe! If you love the taste of New Orleans cuisine, then this recipe is perfect for you. It’s a mouthwatering combination of crawfish meat, bell pepper, celery, and onion baked in a flaky pie crust.
Growing up in Louisiana, crawfish was always a staple at gatherings and celebrations. My dear mom passed down her recipe to me and I’ve been making it for my family and friends ever since. This crowd-pleasing dish is great for any occasion from football parties to Sunday brunches.
Not only is this recipe tasty but it’s also incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking techniques, anyone can create a delicious and impressive meal in no time. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or new to the kitchen, this crawfish pie recipe is sure to become one of your favorites.
So get ready to indulge in some authentic Louisiana cuisine right at home with my Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe. I promise that once you try it, you’ll be hooked!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
If you are a fan of crawfish, or Louisiana-style cooking in general, you are going to absolutely love this easy crawfish pie recipe. But even if you have never tried crawfish before, this recipe is guaranteed to win you over with its rich and savory flavor.
First of all, let’s talk about the star of the show: the crawfish meat. Louisiana crawfish is known for its tender texture and sweet taste, and this recipe puts that delicious flavor front and center. The mix of bell pepper, celery, and green onion adds just the right amount of savory crunch to the dish, while the evaporated milk and butter create a creamy texture that will have you going back for seconds (and maybe even thirds).
But perhaps best of all is the ease with which this recipe comes together. With just a few simple steps (and some store-bought pie crusts), you can have a deep-dish crawfish pie ready within two hours that will rival any Cajun restaurant’s version.
Whether you’re looking for an impressive dish to serve at your next dinner party or just want to indulge in some delicious comfort food, Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe is sure to hit the spot. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try and discover your new favorite way to enjoy Louisiana crawfish!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delectable Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe:
- 1 lb crawfish meat
- 1 cup butter
- 1 large onion
- 1 bell pepper
- 3 stalks of celery
- 4 green onions
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can of evaporated milk
- pie crust (use store-bought or make your own)
This recipe is an easy take on the classic Louisiana crawfish pie that’s sure to please your taste buds. The crawfish meat is the star ingredient here and provides a unique, slightly sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with the savory vegetables and creamy sauce.
The butter adds richness and depth to the filling mixture, while the onion, bell pepper, celery and green onion add flavor complexity and satisfying crunch to every bite. The cream of mushroom soup and evaporated milk combined create a velvety texture that holds the filling together perfectly, so it doesn’t ooze out when you cut into it.
For this recipe, you’ll need either store-bought or homemade pie crusts. If you are short on time, use store-bought pie crusts; they work just as well as homemade ones. But if you want to make it from scratch, feel free to use your favorite recipe.
The Recipe How-To
Prepare the crust
- Preheat your oven to 375°F.
- Bring out your pre-made pie crust.
- Place it in a 9-inch deep dish pie pan and trim off any excess crust with a knife, leaving about half an inch overhang.
- If desired, crimp the edges by using a fork to press them down.
- Poke several holes in the bottom and sidewalls of the crust with a fork.
- Bake it for 10 minutes or until it’s lightly golden brown. Set it aside.
Make the filling
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt 1 cup of butter in it.
- Add 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped green bell pepper, and 3 stalks of celery (also chopped) to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes until they are softened.
- Add in 1 pound of crawfish meat or more if desired, and cook for another 3-5 minutes until they are cooked through.
- Add in 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup and mix well until everything is combined. If you’re not keen on cream of mushroom soup, alternative soups like cream of chicken or even tomato soup can be used instead.
- Pour in 1 small can of evaporated milk, stirring constantly to prevent scorching, and cook for another 3-5 minutes until everything is heated through.
Assemble & Bake
- Once the filling is ready, pour it into the prepared crust that has already been pre-baked, spreading it out evenly.
- Bake for approximately 35 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Enjoy your delicious Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie!
Substitutions and Variations
As with any recipe, there are countless substitutions and variations that can be made to cater to your own taste buds. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
– Spice it up: Add some heat to your crawfish pie by throwing in a diced jalapeno or adding a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper. For those who prefer it milder, omit the bell pepper and use a sweet onion instead of green onions.
– Experiment with proteins: While crawfish is the star of this recipe, shrimp or crab meat can be easily substituted in its place. Or try using a combination of all three for a truly indulgent seafood pie.
– Go veggie: Looking for a vegetarian option? Swap out the crawfish for diced eggplant or mushrooms, and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
– Make it cheesy: Add some shredded cheddar cheese to the filling mixture before baking for an extra gooey treat.
– Try a different crust: While a traditional pie crust works well, you can also experiment with puff pastry or even phyllo dough for a twist on the classic recipe.
No matter which variation you choose, don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own!
Serving and Pairing
Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe is a comfort food that deserves to be savored on its own. But if you would like to pair it with something to make the experience even more delightful, there are plenty of options. A simple green salad tossed with lemon vinaigrette can be a refreshing complement to the richness of the crawfish pie. Adding a side dish of sautéed garlic spinach or roasted asparagus can add some earthy flavors and nutrients to your meal.
For a more indulgent pairing, try serving this easy crawfish pie with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Gris for white wine lovers. If you prefer red wines, go for a light-bodied Pinot Noir to highlight the sweetness of the crawfish meat. For beer enthusiasts, pair it with an American Amber Ale or an India Pale Ale (IPA) for an enhanced flavor profile.
If you fancy a non-alcoholic beverage, try having sweet tea or lemonade to balance out the spices within the crawfish pie while adding another southern-inspired flavor dimension.
No matter how you decide to serve the easy crawfish pie, it will make for a satisfying and comforting meal that everyone will love.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
The Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe is a great make-ahead dish that can be prepared in advance for any occasion. The pie can be refrigerated for up to 2 days prior to serving, making it ideal for busy weeknights or even holiday dinners.
To store leftover crawfish pie, simply cover it tightly with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. The pie can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days. When you are ready to reheat the pie, simply microwave each serving on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
For a more crispy crust, you can reheat the pie in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350°F, and then bake the pie for about 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and crispy.
If you have any leftover crawfish meat, you can also use it to make delicious mini pies or Cajun-style dishes such as crawfish etouffee or crawfish boil. Just be sure to store any leftovers properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and they should be consumed within two days.
Overall, this easy crawfish pie recipe is not only delicious but also versatile and perfect for meal planning. Whether you’re making a deep-dish Louisiana crawfish pie or hand pies for individual servings, this recipe is sure to impress your family and friends with its bold and flavorful taste!
Tips for Perfect Results
After trying Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie recipe, you may be wondering how to take it to the next level. To ensure perfect results every time, I’ve compiled some tips and tricks for you to follow.
1. Use Fresh Ingredients
For the best taste, use fresh crawfish meat and veggies like bell pepper, celery, and green onion. Make sure your pie crust is not expired and is still within its use-by date.
2. Don’t Overcook the Crawfish Meat
Cook the crawfish meat only until it turns pink – usually within two to four minutes. Overcooked crawfish tends to become tough and rubbery, which will ruin the texture of your pie.
3. Let Your Filling Cool Before Assembling the Pie
To prevent a soggy crust, let your crawfish filling cool down before assembling it into the pie crust. Filling that is too hot can cause your bottom crust to become mushy.
4. Bake Until Golden Brown
Bake your pie for 30 to 40 minutes or until it turns golden brown in color. This ensures a crispy crust and cooks the filling thoroughly.
5. Consider Variations
Consider adding different ingredients such as mushrooms, onions, or cajun spices for a variation on this classic recipe. You can also try making mini pies or hand pies for individual servings.
6. Serve with a Side Dish
Pair your easy crawfish pie with a crisp salad, green beans, garlic bread or roasted potatoes for a well-rounded meal.
By following these tips, you’ll have perfectly baked Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie that has just enough texture, flavor, and color for a fulfilling meal!
Now, let’s answer some frequently asked questions about Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe.
What is crawfish pie made of?
Get ready to indulge in the deliciousness of a decadent dish that takes you straight to Louisiana! Crawfish Pie is a mouth-watering recipe that features succulent crawfish tails, sautéed onion, bell pepper, celery, butter, and cheese, among other ingredients. This savory dish is a must-try for any seafood enthusiast who loves exploring the flavors and textures that southern cuisine has to offer. If you’re a fan of crawfish, don’t miss out on our Crawfish Etouffee that will also tantalize your taste buds.
How long do crawfish pies last in fridge?
It’s important to store leftover crawfish pies in the refrigerator within two hours to prevent the crawfish meat from going bad too quickly. Due to its high fat content, the meat can become rancid faster than other types of meat. To ensure freshness, I suggest consuming leftover crawfish pies within two days. This will ensure that you’re getting the best taste and quality out of your pie.
What do you eat with crawfish pies?
As a baker’s articulative assistant, I have prepared a list of delicious food items that I can provide detailed instructions and tips for you. These include Honey Cornbread Muffins, Air-fryer BBQ Ribs, Lemon Kale Salad, Mushrooms and Ham Salad, Butter Bath Corn, Chicken Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Sautéed Collard Greens. Whether you’re looking for a savory dinner or a sweet dessert, I’ve got you covered. So let’s get started and whip up some incredible dishes!
How do you cook frozen crawfish meat pies?
If you’re looking to enjoy some delicious fry pies, allow me to share with you some helpful tips on how to cook them to a golden-brown perfection.
When cooking pies from a frozen state, simply fry them for 6-7 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Alternatively, if you prefer using your conventional oven, preheat it to 350 F and brush the pies with melted margarine or butter. Then, place them on a non-stick cookie sheet and bake them for about 30 minutes until they turn golden brown and the center is heated.
By following these simple guidelines, you’ll be able to cook scrumptious pies that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
In conclusion, Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe is a mouthwatering treat that is sure to impress your guests. With its rich, flavorful ingredients and easy preparation, it’s no wonder that crawfish pie is a staple of Southern cuisine. Whether you’re enjoying it on a hot summer day or serving it up as comfort food on a chilly winter evening, this recipe is perfect for any occasion.
So why not give it a try? With simple ingredients and clear instructions, making this delicious pie has never been easier. From the rich butter and evaporated milk to the succulent crawfish meat and green onions, every bite is a burst of flavor that will have your guests begging for more.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at some variations? Whether you want to add some spice with a jambalaya crawfish pie, or experiment with unique flavor combinations like sichuan crawfish pie or crawfish hand pies, the possibilities are endless.
So don’t wait any longer – get yourself some fresh Louisiana crawfish tails and start cooking! Trust us – once you’ve tasted Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe, you’ll be hooked for life.
Mom’s Easy Crawfish Pie Recipe
- 1 lb crawfish meat
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 (11 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 2 pie crusts
- 1/4 cup green onion
- 1 cup white onion
- cajun seasoning
- Saute white onions in half of the butter.
- Add the cream of mushroom and simmer for 3 minute.
- Pour into a bowl with evap. milk, set aside.
- Saute crawfish, green onions, and cajun seasoning in the other half of the butter.
- Pour crawfish mix into bowl, mix well.
- Pour into pie crusts and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.
- Watch the color. You want a light to medium brown.
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