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Crawfish Fettuccini Recipe

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This Crawfish Fettuccini Recipe is an incredibly delicious pasta dish made with fettuccine, peppers, onions, garlic, butter, cream, cheese, and crawfish. Whip up this flavorful meal any time you want to impress your family and friends!

Crawfish Fettuccini in a white casserole dish.

Crawfish Fettuccini Recipe

Do you love crawfish? Then this Crawfish Fettuccini Recipe is definitely for you! When we make it for family and friends, everyone’s plates are always eaten clean. Serve the pasta with crusty bread for sopping up any extra sauce on the plate.
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The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Crawfish Fettuccini Recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):
  • Butter – we use regular salted butter.
  • Onion – the onion, red bell pepper, green onion, celery, and garlic cook together to form the vegetable base of the sauce.
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green onions
  • Celery
  • Garlic – use fresh minced garlic if possible. The minced garlic from a jar works as well, but fresh garlic always has the best flavor.
  • All-purpose flour – flour will be used to make a roux to thicken the sauce.
  •  Velveeta cheese – you’ll only need 8 ounces of Velveeta to add the nice cheese flavor and creamy texture to the sauce.
  • Half and half – if needed, you can make half-and-half with half milk and half heavy cream, or use whole milk instead. Half-and-half adds a delicious, rich, creamy texture and flavor.
  • Jalapeño – to make the pasta more spicy, add more jalapeño and include the seeds and the white ribs inside the pepper. To make it more mild, remove the seeds and white ribs, or leave out the jalapeño altogether.
  • Salt
  • Fettuccine – you’ll only need 8 ounces of the fettuccine and most regular size boxes are 16 ounces. We don’t recommend using more than 8 ounces as it will throw off the balance between sauce and pasta.
  • Frozen crawfish – be sure you’re using fully cooked crawfish that is prepared and ready to add to the recipe. Just thaw it and it will be perfect to add to the pasta dish.
ingredients to make Crawfish Fettuccini.

How to Make the Crawfish Fettuccini Recipe

In a large pot or a Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat, then add the onion, red bell pepper, green onions, and celery and sauté until vegetables are tender. Add the minced garlic and jalapeño and cook 1 minute longer.

sautéing peppers and onions in a pot.

Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

adding flour to the cooking vegetables in the pot.

Add the cheese, cream, and salt and cook until mixture is thickened and cheese is melted.

stirring cheese and cream into the pot.

Be sure to stir the sauce often to prevent the mixture from burning.

stirring the cheese sauce in the pot with a wooden spoon.

While the sauce is cooking, boil the fettuccine according to package directions, then drain well. Stir the fettuccine and crawfish into the sauce mixture.

adding the crawfish and fettuccine to the cheese sauce.
Cook together, uncovered, over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes until hot.
red Dutch oven with Crawfish Fettuccini and a wooden spoon.

Where to Buy Frozen Crawfish

We found the frozen crawfish in the freezer case in the seafood section of the grocery store. This is also usually available at Walmart. Or as at the seafood counter where you can find frozen, fully-cooked crawfish.
white casserole dish filled with Crawfish Fettuccini.

Can I Use Other Cheese?

If you’re not a fan of Velveeta, try using 8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese instead. Add it to the sauce just as directed in the recipe. The flavor will be slightly different and the sauce may be a little less creamy, but it should work well.

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftover pasta in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat individual portions in the microwave or in a skillet until hot.
eating Crawfish Fettuccini with a fork.

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Crawfish Fettuccini

Crawfish Fettuccini

Published By Jill
Crawfish Fettuccini is an incredibly delicious pasta dish made with fettuccine, peppers, onions, garlic, butter, cream, cheese, and crawfish. Whip up this flavorful meal any time you want to impress your family and friends!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter cubed
  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium bell red pepper seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 celery rib chopped
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces fettuccine
  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen cooked crawfish tails thawed

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot or a Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat then add the onion, red bell pepper, green onions, and celery and sauté until vegetables are tender. Add the minced garlic and jalapeno and cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the cheese, cream, and salt and cook until mixture is thickened and cheese is melted, stirring often to prevent the mixture from burning.
  • While the sauce is cooking, boil the fettuccine according to package directions, then drain well.
  • Stir the fettuccine and crawfish into the sauce mixture. Cook together, uncovered, over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes until hot.
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Crawfish Fettuccini on Pinterest.
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