Louisiana Crawfish Ya-Ya Pasta


This crawfish pasta is cheesy, creamy, and rich. This dish is found at every family gathering in the New Orleans area. It's a great addition to your seafood recipe box and a delicious way to try crawfish!

Louisiana Crawfish Ya-Ya Pasta
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ¾ (12 ounce) package egg noodles

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup minced green bell pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package cooked and peeled whole crawfish tails

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend (such as Tony Chachere's), or to taste

  • ¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • cup sliced fresh mushrooms (Optional)

  • cup sliced green onions


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook egg noodles in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, bell pepper, parsley, and garlic in hot butter until onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in crawfish tails and Cajun seasoning; simmer for 5 minutes more.

  3. Pour in 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, heavy cream, and mushrooms; stir until cheese is melted. Stir in cooked noodles and green onions until well combined. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

741 Calories
45g Fat
51g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 741
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 27g 134%
Cholesterol 298mg 99%
Sodium 1105mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 245mg 19%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 652mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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