Savory Crawfish Cheesecake New Orleans Recipe

Crawfish Cheesecake

Crawfish and Cheesecake, not two foods that I would ever think of combining. But once you try this delicious Crawfish Cheesecake, you will be hooked. This is a recipe served in New Orleans restaurants. This recipe is totally out of this world and far better than you can imagine!


  • 1/2 a cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz of melted butter
  • 2 pounds of softened cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 of a cup of cream
  • 1 cup of smoked grated Gouda cheese
  • ½ a cup of diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup of diced onions
  • ½ a cup of diced red bell pepper
  • 1 pound of diced alligator sausage
  • ½ a cup of diced green pepper
  • ¼ of a cup of diced green chili pepper
  • 1 pound of Crawfish tail meat
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of white pepper
  • 1 tsp of Chipotle chili powder
  • ½ tsp of black pepper
  • 1 lemon

Crawfish Cheesecake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the bread crumbs and cheese; add butter and press into a 10" springform pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F oven to set the crust.
  4. After you remove the crust from the oven, preheat the oven to 450°F.
  5. While the crust is setting, whisk the cream cheese until it is smooth.
  6. Add the eggs and continue to whisk for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the cream and the Gouda cheese.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Sauté the veggies with spices until soft.
  10. Add the crawfish tails, alligator sausage, chili pepper, and cook until the tails start to darken.
  11. Knead the veggie-tail-sausage into the cream cheese mixture.
  12. Zest lemon and use juice.
  13. Wrap foil around the pan to prevent leakage and fill the pan with the mixture.
  14. Cover top and bottom of pan in case of leakage - add vent holes
  15. Bake in water bath in a 450°F oven for 1½ to 2 hours.
  16. Remove when an inserted knife comes out clean and the filling is set.
  17. Cool the cake to room temperature, and then refrigerate until cold.
  18. Remove from spring mold.
  19. Cut the cheesecake into 12 pieces.
  20. Serve.

If you are brave enough to try this Crawfish Cheesecake New Orleans Recipe, we would love to hear your comments.

9 Responses

  1. Chad
    I don't think I could even try this.
  2. Florence
    I made this recipe last night for the first time. It was really good, only my son did not like it. The rest of my family loved it.
  3. Quincy Jones
    Kinda weird but I'll try it.
  4. Laura Jones
    I have been looking for a good recipe for crawfish cheesecake. I made it last night, and it was delish.
  5. Jason Nolan
    I had this one time at a restaurant. It was very good. I will have to try this recipe soon.
  6. Randy Williams
    I am not sure how this will taste but I have to try it now.
  7. Brian Num
    People really eat this?
  8. Justin Silsong
    Sounds like an odd combination, but I wanna try it.
  9. Great to find this. I ate crawfish cheesecake several times at the House of Blues in was fantastic. Can't wait to make this.

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