So many people told me how much they loved my Crawfish King Cake that I decided to bring it back just in case some of you missed it last year.

This savory twist on the traditional treat is seriously great — and just what we need for parade season.

The king cake has a creamy crawfish cream cheese filling made with the onion, bell pepper, garlic and, of course, Louisiana crawfish, all wrapped in reduced-fat crescent rolls and topped with festive Mardi Gras-colored Parmesan cheese.


So, grab a bag of Louisiana crawfish tails and crescent rolls to make this amazing trim and terrific easy king cake recipe to celebrate two of our time-honored traditions: Mardi Gras and Louisiana crawfish! Visit my to find my easy Mardi Gras menu, which gives you the best festive recipes for the carnival season.

Holly Clegg, best-selling national cookbook author of the trim&TERRIFIC & Eating Well cookbook series, specializes in easy, healthy, everyday recipes. Visit her website, The Healthy Cooking Blog. Follow her on, and Email her at