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Louisiana Crawfish Ya-Ya Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Louisiana Crawfish Ya-Ya Pasta

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"This cheesy, creamy, rich crawfish pasta is found at every family gathering in the New Orleans area - a great addition to your seafood recipe box and a great way to try crawfish!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a rolling boil; stir in the egg noodles and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the chopped onion, green pepper, garlic, and parsley. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the crawfish tails and Cajun seasoning; simmer 5 minutes longer.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream, mushrooms, and 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese; stir until the cheese has melted. Toss the pasta with the crawfish sauce and green onions; sprinkle with the remaining Cheddar cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2010

This was great!! I didn't have the exact seasonings listed so I added my own for taste and it turned out Great. I left everything else the same just added more heavy pint since sauce thickens. I will use this recipe again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 11, 2011

This recipe was quite good but the cheese sauce overwhelms the crawfish. After tasting , I added some imitation crabmeat, 1/2 cup or so. The crab brought out a more pronounced flavor.


9 Ratings

Nov 22, 2010

This was wonderful! I did halve the butter (and supplemented a little olive oil instead) and used fat free half & half. Topped with some panko--it was so delicious. I've been looking for something new to make with crawfish tails, and this one is going into the rotation for sure. Thanks!

Jan 03, 2011

Easy to make and quick. I followed recipe exactly as written, but found it to be too salty, wish I had added the Tony's gradually (not sure what I was thinking), we like spicey so that wasn't a problem, just to salty. Worth trying the recipe, just pay attention to the salty factor.

Nov 18, 2010

Oh Ya-Ya yeah! , this is one good dish. My only changes are to use another pasta- bowties, cavatelle- even linguine (the noodles don't have enough bite for me). A comfort food from LA, and very welcome here by me! Rich, yes- but don't skimp trying to make it less, especially on the cheese- but you can use half and half if that salves your conscience a bit. And you can use the lighter butter there also, the I Can't believe its not butter sticks give pretty decent results. Try this one out, you will like the mac and cheese creaminess and the veg and the crawfish. And do add the mushrooms, it's worth it- make sure you use fresh. To tighten up the dish a bit, I put it in the broiler with a dusting of bread crumbs on top, and that really sets it off! Thanks for posting this good recipe, Janessa. Love the mudbugs!

Jul 05, 2012

Too SALTY! DO NOT use 2 tbl sp of Tony Chachere's...maybe one! It wouldve been very good w/o all the salt! I used a lb of shrimp instead of crawfish and followed the recipe exactly with everything else!

Apr 10, 2012


Apr 12, 2014

Love it , it save the day at my house didn't take long to cook at all.Thank u guys.


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  • Calories
  • 741 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 298 mg
  • 99%
  • Fat
  • 45.2 g
  • 70%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 33 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 1105 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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