Crawfish Pie



Serving size

about 2 cups
45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied but does not make very good leftovers.

Crawfish Pie


3 quart Water
1 pound Yukon gold potatoes
1 tsp. Olive oil
1 large White onions (diced)
1 large Carrots, raw (peeled and diced)
1 Medium stalk Celery, raw (diced)
1 small Green bell peppers (diced)
12 8 crayfish Crawfish tails
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Salt Free Creole Seasoning
1/2 cup 2% milk
1 ounce Semisoft goat cheese
2 tsp. Olive oil
1/4 cup Reduced fat buttermilk
1/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
1 spray Spray olive oil


Place the water in a large stock pot over high heat.

Quarter the potatoes and add to the stock pot. Cover with water by about an inch. Bring to boil and then reduce heat until the water is simmering.

While the potatoes are cooking place 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for about three minutes, tossing frequently. Add the carrot, celery and peppers and cook for another 5 minutes.

Add the crawfish tails, salt and Creole seasoning. Cook for about 5 minutes while until the crawfish tails are just cooked through. Add the milk and goat cheese and turn off the heat. Stir until the goat cheese is melted. Add the fresh ground black pepper.

Preheat the oven to broil.

The potatoes should take about 15 - 20 minutes, until slightly soft in the middle, so watch them carefully while cooking the crawfish. They should give when squeezed.

Remove from heat and drain water. Let cool a few minutes and the skins will slip off easily.

Pass the peeled potatoes through a potato ricer, or using a fork, gently mash the potatoes until smooth. Add the olive oil, buttermilk, milk and salt. Add ground black pepper to taste.

Place the crawfish mixture in a 9 inch by 9 inch Pyrex dish. Top with the mashed potatoes. Spray lightly with olive oil.

Place in the oven under the broiler for about 3 - 5 minutes watching carefully. When the potatoes are slightly browned turn off the oven. Let stand in the oven for about 12 - 15 minutes total. Serve.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Fish pies like this are hugely popular in England. Done right they are the best comfort food. This twist on the traditional recipe includes a rich creamy filling topped with yummy mashed potatoes. The dish has it all – fish and veggies in a warm comforting meal.

One of the tests in developing this recipe was done with purple potatoes. The dish was really beautiful with the pink crawfish folded together with the veggies and topped with the purple mashed potatoes.

Placed into individual au gratin dishes these make a great dinner party meal. Everything can be done in advance and then placed under the broiler. It will take a little longer in the oven to reheat fully, however.

"Creole is New Orleans city food. Communities were created by the people who wanted to stay and not go back to Spain or France."

Paul Prudhomme, Chef