4.71 from 17 votes
Crawfish Etouffee
Crawfish Etouffee
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Transport the rich and buttery flavors of Crawfish Etouffee from New Orleans to your dinner table tonight with this easy, no-fuss Crawfish Etouffee recipe!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Creole
Keyword: Crawfish Etouffee
Servings: 6
Calories: 195 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth or unsalted seafood broth
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Generous pinch black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large tomato (seeds and pulp removed), diced
  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen cooked crawfish tails, thawed
  1. Add the butter to a large sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Do not allow the butter to burn. Add the onion, bell pepper, and celery as soon as the butter has melted and sauté until softened, 6-8 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more.

  2. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture, and stir for about 1 - 2 minutes. 

  3. Stir in the tomato paste, and begin adding the first 2 cups of chicken broth one big splash at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add the remaining chicken broth and stir to combine.

  4. Stir in the Worcestershire, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, salt, black pepper, bay leaf, and diced tomato. 

  5. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and simmer for 6-8 minutes, until the mixture is slightly thickened. Stir occasionally. Add the crawfish tails and simmer an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with a heaping serving of fluffy white rice, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes about 7 cups of etouffee.

Nutrition Facts
Crawfish Etouffee
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 392mg11%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1055IU21%
Vitamin C 22.6mg27%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.