Hot ‘n Spicy Crawfish Dip

Hot ‘n Spicy Crawfish Dip

This Hot n’ Spicy Crawfish Dip is yummy, hit-the-spot-delicious — a sure-fire crowd pleaser. Plus, it’s easy to make and stays warm and toasty in your slow cooker until you’re ready to dip in! Simmered in fresh seasonings, and spiced with jalapeño, fresh lemon juice and a hint of cayenne, this dip is full of mouth-watering flavors.  The buttery-sweet taste of crawfish shines through bright and clear!

Pair with toasted baguettes and you and your guests will be scraping the bowl clean.

I had my friends over for Mardi Gras this year and this was the hit of the party. Sure the red beans & jambalaya were great, but this was the dish they raved about the most. The best part? It’s so easy to make, and even easier to gobble down.

Buy Louisiana Crawfish Online

If you’re native to New Orleans, you know where to find fresh (or high quality frozen) Louisiana crawfish. For a quick & easy appetizer like our Hot n’ Spicy Crawfish Dip, we prefer to use high-quality frozen Crawfish tails.

Frozen crawfish tails are readily available all year round in Louisiana and easily obtained from online shippers for those of us living elsewhere. For example, you can even buy them from a trusted source on Amazon. Click here to buy.

Big fan of Crawfish like we are? Check out our Cajun Crawfish Étouffée here.

Hot ‘n Spicy Crawfish Dip

February 25, 2020
: 6, easily doubles
: 20 min
: 50 min
: 1 hr 10 min
: Easy


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb. peeled crawfish tails
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (about 8 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped, white and green parts
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 baguette, sliced into pieces
  • Step 1 Set up your slow cooker and set it on High to heat up while you prepare the dip.
  • Step 2 Melt butter in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium. Add bell pepper, onion, celery, garlic, jalapeño, salt, and black pepper, and cook 6 minutes.
  • Step 3 Add paprika and cayenne pepper, and cook 1 more minute.
  • Step 4 Place crawfish, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and cream in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Step 5 Change your cooking setting to HIGH.
  • Step 6 Stir in bell pepper mixture, creole mustard, worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
  • Step 7 Add the chopped green peppers
  • Step 8 Break up the cream cheese with a large spoon so that the dip is loosely mixed.
  • Step 9 Cover and cook on HIGH 30 minutes.
  • Step 10 After 30 minutes, uncover and stir to make sure ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Cover and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 11 Reduce heat to WARM. Stir in lemon juice and parsley
  • Step 12 serve with crackers, pita chips or toasted baguette slices.