Crawfish Dipping Sauce

The essential crawfish dipping sauce for your next crawfish boil! This ketchup and mayonnaise crawfish sauce is perfect for dipping your spicy crawfish tails, potatoes, and corn.

Crawfish dipping sauce in a ramekin on a tray with cooked crawfish.

If you’re having a crawfish boil, then you need to have crawfish dipping sauce! Traditionally, bowls of this mayonnaise and ketchup based sauce will be on the crawfish boil table so everyone can get a dip. It’s not just for crawfish though, make sure to try some with your potatoes and corn, or with a seafood boil! 

Have some leftover crawfish? Put them in a creamy pasta like crawfish Monica or crawfish cream sauce. You can also make fried crawfish or a crawfish po’boy! Leftover crawfish never go to waste in south Louisiana!

What You’ll Love About This Recipe


  • Lauren’s Take: Growing up we would always have a ketchup and mayonnaise sauce at crawfish boils. This recipe takes it a step further (and tastier) by adding a few more ingredients. 
  • Taste: Very similar to Raising Cane’s sauce!
  • Time: Takes less than 5 minutes to measure and mix it all together. 

Expert Tip

Make crawfish dipping sauce the night before so it has time to chill in the fridge. It will taste even better the next day!

Ingredients & Substitutions

Labeled Ingredients to make crawfish dipping sauce.

See the recipe card below for the complete list of ingredients and measurements.

Variations

Make this crawfish dipping sauce just how you like it! You can put out the ingredients and bowls, and have your crawfish boil guests mix their own. 

  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice to the sauce. 
  • If you love the spicy bite of prepared horseradish, add a little bit to your crawfish dip. 
  • For more spice, add a dash of cayenne pepper
  • Add fresh herbs like chopped parsley or green onions. 

Equipment Needed

How to Make Sauce for Crawfish

This crawfish dipping sauce really couldn’t be easier to make! Just mix all the ingredients together until well combined. For best results, chill the sauce for at least 30 minutes before serving. 

Ingredients for crawfish sauce in a bowl.
Crawfish dipping sauce in a bowl.

Storage & Make Ahead

Storage: Store leftover crawfish sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3 days. 

Freeze: Do not freeze this sauce. 

Make ahead: You can make a big batch of this dipping sauce the day before your crawfish boil and keep it in the refrigerator. 

A tray of crawfish with crawfish dipping sauce.

Ways to Use Crawfish Sauce

This sauce was made for dipping boiled crawfish, but you can use it other ways too!

More Crawfish Recipes

It’s crawfish season! Try out some of these leftover crawfish recipes. 

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A bowl of crawfish dipping sauce on a tray with crawfish.

Crawfish Dipping Sauce Recipe

The essential crawfish dipping sauce for your next crawfish boil! This ketchup and mayonnaise sauce is perfect for dipping your spicy crawfish tails.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course condiment
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 6 servings
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • MIX: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  • CHILL: Refrigerate overnight for best results, or at least 30 minutes.

Notes

  • Storage: Store leftover crawfish sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3 days.
  • Freeze: Do not freeze this sauce.
  • Make ahead: You can make a big batch of this dipping sauce the day before your crawfish boil and keep it in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 234mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.2mg
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