I think this is the perfect casserole to serve your family on a creole night. It’s creamy, delicious, and will introduce them to crawfish if they’ve never had them before.
Let’s take a peek at what the folks over at Group Recipes have to say about it:
THIS IS MY FAMILY’S VERSION. MY CHILDREN ALWAYS ASK ME TO PREPARE THIS ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS. I ALSO TAKE THIS TO FAMILY REUNIONS, GET TOGETHERS, ETC… THIS IS A TASTE OF LOUISIANA.. ENJOY!
I am a northerner through and through and the sight of crawfish totally creep me out but this casserole…mmmm.his casserole is amazing!
2 sticks of Kerrygold butter
2 large onion, finely chopped
2 cup green onions, finely chopped
2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
6 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 teaspoons of finely chopped jalapenos (less or more, depending on your taste, or you dont have to add at all)
1 tablespoon Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1 pound peeled crawfish tails ( can use frozen crawfish)
1 large box of Velveeta cheese
1 16 oz. Borden half-and-half cream
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
2 teaspoons McCormick cayenne pepper
2 to 2 1/2 boxes Barilla fettuccine pasta
1/2 cup grated Kraft parmesan cheese
THIS MAKES A LARGE ALUMINUM PAN FULL. THIS RECIPE IS FOR A LARGE CROWD. YOU CAN CUT THE RECIPE IN HALF TO SERVE AT HOME FOR YOUR FAMILY.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic in butter until onions are tender.
Stir in flour, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Stir in crawfish. Cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often.
Stir in the velvetta cheese, half-and-half, Cajun seasonings, jalapeno peppers and cayenne pepper. Cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until done; drain.
.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir noodles into crawfish mixture; pour into prepared dish, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
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Quick Tip: I like to serve this casserole with Cheddar Bay biscuits.
Thank you to Group Recipes for this great recipe.