If you’re wondering what to serve with your crawfish pie, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for crawfish pie.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with crawfish pie are lemon kale salad, roasted potatoes, coleslaw, jambalaya, and gumbo. Try air-fryer green beans and collard greens for healthier options. You can also serve butter bath corn, cornbread muffins, fried okra, barbecue ribs, and sweet potato fries.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Lemon parmesan kale salad
Crawfish pie can get pretty heavy, so this kale salad is an excellent dish to serve alongside it.
It features kale massaged with lemon vinaigrette to infuse the leaves with citrusy flavors and make them tender.
It’s a light and tangy salad, exactly what you want to accompany your crawfish pie.
The tanginess of the salad cuts through the richness of your crawfish pie filling, giving you a perfectly balanced bite.
This lemon parmesan kale salad is an effortless salad – add it to any meal to spruce it up.
Craving for a heartier meal?
Pair your crawfish pie with a generous serving of roasted potatoes on the side.
Just a heads up – you might not be able to walk far after this meal!
But imagine mopping up the remaining crawfish pie filling with your crispy roasted potatoes?
If that doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what will.
Plus, these roasted red potatoes are tossed in white vinegar, giving them a slight acidic taste that pairs superbly with your pie.
Looking to add another Cajun classic to your dinner spread?
It’ll be remiss if you don’t include the iconic jambalaya.
This rice dish is loaded with everything you could want – sausage, shrimp, chicken– all seasoned with classic Cajun seasoning.
This one-pot wonder jambalaya is so good you’ll want to have it every week.
Your Cajun feast won’t be complete without another iconic dish alongside your crawfish pie – gumbo.
This chicken gumbo is loaded with fresh veggies and andouille sausage, making it incredibly rich and flavorful.
Preparing gumbo can be pretty labor-intensive, but cooking it in a crock pot makes it a little bit easier.
You just need to prepare the ingredients and throw everything in the crock pot.
Let it cook for the whole day, and by dinner time, you’ll have piping hot and ultra-tasty chicken gumbo ready to be devoured.
Greek yogurt coleslaw
Give this Southern classic a makeover by swapping mayo for Greek yogurt.
It’s a lighter and healthier alternative everyone is bound to love.
You can expect the same creaminess you’d get with traditional coleslaw – just with fewer calories.
The crisp veggies coated with delectable Greek yogurt dressing provide a welcome texture and flavor contrast to the crawfish pie.
You’ll have difficulty not going back for seconds of this extra creamy Greek yogurt coleslaw.
Sauteed collard greens
Have no more time to whip up an elaborate side dish for your pie?
Keep it simple and whip up these sauteed collard greens instead.
The key to making these sauteed greens super tasty? Lots of garlic and a dash of apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice).
The vinegar makes the garlic cling to your greens, ensuring you get that garlicky goodness in every bite.
This sauteed collard greens recipe is an excellent addition to your weekly menu.
Chinese style air-fryer green beans
These green beans are not your traditional green beans.
They’re crispy and coated with a finger-licking sticky garlic glaze.
And the best part?
They’re made in the air fryer, which means you only need to use a small amount of oil to crisp them up.
Serve these Chinese-style air-fryer green beans alongside a slice of your crawfish pie for dinner tonight.
Butter bath corn
Corn on the cob is a fun and delicious dish to serve with your crawfish pie.
But on the days when you don’t feel like firing up your grill, butter bath corn is a fantastic alternative.
Sure, you won’t get that charred, smoky taste, but it offers an equally delicious flavor.
In this recipe from The Kitchn, corn on the cob is boiled in a butter bath with honey and red pepper flakes.
The resulting dish is sweet corn on the cob with a subtle spicy kick.
Honey jalapeno cornbread muffins
Turn your crawfish pie into the ultimate comfort meal with these cornbread muffins.
Moist with a slightly sweet and spicy flavor – what’s not to love about these?
With their irresistible taste and easy-to-hold nature, don’t be surprised if you immediately go through half a pan of these honey jalapeno cornbread muffins.
Pro Tip: use jalapeno honey for an extra special kick.
Shrimp and grits hushpuppies
Add a fun twist to your crawfish pies with these shrimp and grits hush puppies.
A delicious combination of two southern classics, these hushpuppies have crisp, golden-brown exteriors and fluffy shrimp-filled interiors that are just too good.
Dunk these hushpuppies in your crawfish pie’s cheesy filling for the ultimate seafood meal.
Making these treats for a group?
Better make a double batch – you all won’t be able to stop snacking on these shrimp and grits hush puppies.
Hankering for a crunchy addition to your crawfish pie?
These fried okra bites are just what you’re looking for.
Coating them in an all-purpose flour and cornmeal mixture makes your okra extra crunchy.
Imagine smothering these fried okra bites with the velvety filling of your crawfish pie?
It’s heaven on a plate.
Air-fryer barbecue ribs
Turn your crawfish pie into a surf and turf meal with these barbecue ribs.
Juicy, tender, with caramelized edges, and a thick smoky sauce. These air-fryer barbecue ribs are simply irresistible.
And another great thing about these ribs – there’s no need to fire up your grill.
The magic happens in your air fryer!
You can get these sticky, delicious air-fryer barbecue ribs from your kitchen to the dining table in just 30 minutes.
Cajun sweet potato fries
These sweet potato fries are the ideal side dish to serve with your crawfish pie.
They’re flavored with Cajun seasoning, giving them an irresistible sweet and spicy flavor that everyone will love.
Get the full baked cajun sweet potato fries recipe here.
The best side dishes for crawfish pie
- Lemon parmesan kale salad
- Roasted potatoes
- Chicken Gumbo
- Greek yogurt coleslaw
- Sauteed collard greens
- Chinese style air-fryer green beans
- Butter bath corn
- Honey jalapeno cornbread muffins
- Shrimp and grits hushpuppies
- Fried okra
- Air-fryer barbecue ribs
- Cajun sweet potato fries
What To Serve With Crawfish Pie
- 1 portion crawfish pie
- Prepare your crawfish pie according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: lemon parmesan kale salad, roasted potatoes, jambalaya, chicken gumbo, greek yogurt coleslaw, sauteed collard greens, Chinese style air-fryer green beans, butter bath corn, honey jalapeno cornbread muffins, shrimp and grits hush puppies, fried okra, air-fryer barbecue ribs, and cajun sweet potato fries.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!