Rating: 4.45 stars
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0

A yummy Cajun twist on Mexican cornbread. Everyone can't quit talking about this recipe. It's sure to become a favorite.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
80 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Stir together cornmeal, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat together the eggs, onion, green pepper, pimentos, vegetable oil, Cheddar cheese, cream-style corn, jalapeno pepper, crawfish tails, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder until the mixture is well combined. Pour the crawfish mixture into the cornmeal mixture, and stir together. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cornbread is lightly golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Allow to rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; protein 10.4g; carbohydrates 18.6g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 81.3mg; sodium 533.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2011
I must admit I was afraid of this recipe. Have you ever seen a crawfish? I'm a Southerner and had never eaten it but this recipe intrigued me. The texture is a blend between a cornbread and a casserole so the name is a bit misleading but...........I really liked it! If I make it again I would add some more seasoning maybe some minced garlic and Old Bay. It definitely reminded me of something you would find at a Southern family reunion--comforting and somewhat mysterious; ). Read More
(43)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2015
I am Cajun and I feel like I wasted my crawfish in this. If I ever made this again I would use sweet cornbread mix instead. Read More
(4)
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2011
I must admit I was afraid of this recipe. Have you ever seen a crawfish? I'm a Southerner and had never eaten it but this recipe intrigued me. The texture is a blend between a cornbread and a casserole so the name is a bit misleading but...........I really liked it! If I make it again I would add some more seasoning maybe some minced garlic and Old Bay. It definitely reminded me of something you would find at a Southern family reunion--comforting and somewhat mysterious; ). Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
A friend made this and it was so good I ate 4 squares. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2012
Awesome dish! I added Old Bay seasoning to the crawfish before mixing it in to the other ingredients Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2011
I've had many versions of crawfish cornbread but they're usually dry. This one is great! I like to add cajun seasoning. The original recipe is a little mild for my family but it's still very good. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2012
I used crab instead of crawfish and added some creole seasoning. The whole family fell in love! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2012
PERFECT!!! Tried as a side dish to bring to my new in-laws Thanksgiving dinner. We added sine andoullie sausage pieces for flavor. that and the crawfish was perfect!! recommend to anyone who like a spicy side. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2017
Made it exactly as written the first time. It’s a good starting point. Second time I added crab and shrimp. Better. Third time I added some golden mushroom soup, crab, shrimp, chopped up sausage and a little bell pepper but omitted the pimentos. Fourth time I added all of the above but used a commercial “honey sweet” cornbread mix. As the man says “Bam!!” Grandkids, “Chicken nugget and Pizza roll” ate it and asked for more. It’s a real good starting point recipe that can be adjusted and made to fit your families taste. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2016
Fantastic! I had to quit making it for church dinners cause people got mad if they didn't get a piece. My only change is to use red bell peppers instead of pimentoes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2013
really enjoyed this recipe although I did not use the pimentos and will use a lil less jalapeno next time I make this recipe I also sprinkled old bay on the crawfish before I mixed them in...but I took it to a mardi gras parade and when I told everyone what it was it was gone in no time!! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2015
I am Cajun and I feel like I wasted my crawfish in this. If I ever made this again I would use sweet cornbread mix instead. Read More
(4)