Crawfish Fettuccine Recipe with Velveeta Makes Healthier Crawfish Pasta
Crawfish Fettuccine makes a wonderful crawfish pasta simple supper. Down south, we look forward to crawfish season and I couldn’t wait to share this recipe on my healthy food blog. I love Louisiana crawfish tails and wanted to create a healthy easy recipe for this favorite Louisiana crawfish pasta dish!!! The rich cheesy white sauce makes this the BEST crawfish pasta ever. My out of towners always request my healthy easy recipes. If you LOVE our Louisiana food and want to also easy healthy, you’ll enjoy all your favorite Cajun recipes in my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook!! And, remember all your favorite recipes from gumbo to bread pudding are trim & terrific! Now, back to my crawfish fettuccine recipe which DOES have Velveeta cheese. I use the light version and a lesser amount to still give this yummy dish that creamy taste but keep it healthier!
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Louisiana Crawfish Tails the Way to Go for a Cajun Crawfish Fettuccine Recipe
Now, if you think I peel crawfish to make my crawfish recipes, you don’t know me well! I always buy Louisiana crawfish tails in the bag which are available year round. However, as the season approaches, the prices of the tails drop which makes it more enticing to cook crawfish recipes. My crawfish pasta recipe is an easy recipe plus healthier and better crawfish pasta for you!.
Can you Freeze Louisiana Crawfish?
When crawfish tails are more reasonably priced during the season, this is the time to stock up on them. You can freeze them up to a year so you have crawfish to pull out for your last minute dinner from Crawfish Pizza to a classic Etouffee. Now, if you aren’t in an area where crawfish is readily available, be sure to check in the freezer at your seafood market or grocery. However, check the package to make sure it says LOUISIANA crawfish
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Best Crawfish Fettuccine recipe from Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook
This is my southern standby when we have a group coming over or I need to freeze a dish for someone.
Makes 8-10 servings
1 pound fettuccine
3 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 green bell peppers, cored and chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored and chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 pound light Velveeta cheese
2 pounds Louisiana crawfish tails, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 bunch green onions, chopped, optional
1. Preheat oven 350°F.
2. Cook fettuccine according to package direction. Drain; set aside.
3. In large nonstick pot, melt butter and saute green pepper, red pepper, garlic until tender. Add flour, stirring until mixed.
4. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Add crawfish, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle with green onions, cook, covered 40 minutes or until well heated, stirring as needed.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 362, Protein (g) 26, Carbohydrate (g) 46, Fat (g) 8, Calories from Fat (%) 20, Saturated Fat (g) 4, Dietary Fiber (g) 2, Cholesterol (mg) 119, Sodium (mg) 272, Diabetic Exchanges: 2.5 lean meat, 2.5 starch, 1 vegetable
More Louisiana Crawfish Recipes
If you haven’t tried my Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee also from Gulf Coast Favorites Cookbook, you are in for a real treat! Simple to make and another trim & terrific recipe, besides unbelievably delicious!!! Looking for more about Louisiana crawfish, come visit me on Louisiana crawfish website packed with recipes!
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