Creole (Meat) Stuffed Bread

Creole Stuffed Bread – Creole Lunch House Lafayette LA

(and, usually, at New Orleans JazzFest)

Unless you’ve been to the New Orleans Jazzfest or a little place called the Creole Lunch House in Lafayette, LA, you may not have tasted the meat-glory of a Creole stuffed bread. It’s a jaw-dropping, awe-topping combination of beef and pork (usually mixtures of ground, plus andouille sausage), onions, celery, bell pepper, tasso (if you got it), jalapeno, and a whirlwind of seasoning and spices, stuffed inside a terrific little French bread bun. This bread is called a ‘pistolette,’ which is a single-serving size of traditional French bread.

OMG. That's all Creole Stuffed Bread makes you say.
OMG. That's all Creole Stuffed Bread makes you say.

The ingredienta of Creole Lunch House seem pretty basic, but belie how amazing their Creole stuffed bread is: bread dough, water, sugar, fresh sausage, smoked sausage, cheddar cheese, and Jalapeno peppers. Looking at the bread before your first bite, you’ll never suspect how much spicy, meaty, wicked goodness is hidden inside. You could say Creole stuffed bread is like the Cajun sandwich version of a dragon’s den: the treasure is hidden deep inside.

Emeril has a decent creole stuffed bread recipe, if you are the DIY type who likes to make your own. If you want the real deal and can’t get down to Lafayette or New Orleans anytime soon, Creole Lunch House actually offers these meaty monsters (about 16 oz. each) online here at You get 4 ‘pies’ for $15.95 plus shipping.

I love the comment someone said in response to this Flickr photo of a Creole stuffed bread: “It looks likes a Hot Pocket on steroids.”  If only Hot Pockets were this good (or good at all).

Miss Hebert puts the love in Creole Lunch House
Miss Hebert puts the love in Creole Lunch House


THE DAMAGE: under $4 (for a beefy, full-pound sandwich!!!)


713 12th Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

Phone: (337) 232-9929

Website:  Nope

Creole Lunch House, Lafayette LA
Creole Lunch House, Lafayette LA

2 thoughts on “Creole (Meat) Stuffed Bread”

  1. I’ve been eating at the Creole Lunch House for over 25 years, and I can tell you there is no better host than Miss Merlene. The stuffed bread is always absolutely to-die-for, but the food there is always unbelievably good no matter what they’re serving, from chicken fricasse to fried shrimp or catfish to their roast, rice and gravy.

    I always make it a point to bring out-of-town guests to the Creole Lunch House, and without exception, they end up buying boxes of frozen stuffed breads to take home. I introduced one of my best friends to Creole Lunch House in 1989, and to this day, he calls up Miss Merlene and has her ship stuffed bread to his office in Tampa, FL to serve to his guests. You won’t walk away from Creole Lunch House disappointed nor with an empty stomach!

  2. This looks like the Stuffed Bread that I used to buy at the airport in Lafayette airport or it may have been Alexandria.

    It was the best. I used to fly in once a week and ended up buying a box at a time to take home and finish baking them.

    I’ll be ordering some today.

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