Recipe RECIPE - Cheesy Crawfish Lasagna

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Cheesy Crawfish Lasagna

This Cheesy Crawfish Lasagna recipe creates a rich and creamy crawfish treat full of flavor layered with pasta and lots of cheese.

Ingredients:
  • 6 ounces oven-ready or regular lasagna noodles
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion, 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery, 2 celery stalks
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper, 1/2 large pepper
  • 7 ounces stewed tomatoes, half can
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced, divided
  • 1 pound raw crawfish, fat included
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning, or more
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, packed
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese, packed
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 x 11 or 9 x 9 inch baking dish
  • Medium sized bowl
  • Large skillet or wok with cover
  • Saucepan
Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease the baking dish with non stick spray
  • Cook lasagna noodles according to the package directions or soak in hot water for 20 minutes in a shallow oblong pan and drain
  • Mix all filling ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and set aside
  • In the skillet or wok, heat butter and oil until butter is melted
  • Cook onion, celery, pepper, and tomatoes for 10 minutes, stirring often
  • Add half the garlic in the last few minutes of cooking
  • Add crawfish and cook for 20 minutes, covered, occasionally stirring on medium to low heat
  • Melt butter in a saucepan and saute the other half of the garlic until it is aromatic
  • Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute
  • Add milk and cook until it starts to thicken
  • Add cheeses and stir until they are melted into the sauce, turn off the heat and set aside
  • Spread a small amount of sauce into the casserole dish
  • Add half the noodles, then spread half the cheese filling on top
  • Spoon half of the crawfish on top of the cheese filling, then layer with the other half of the noodles
  • Spread the other half of the cheese filling, then the rest of the crawfish on top
  • Lastly, pour the sauce over the lasagna, spreading to cover
  • Garnish with breadcrumbs and more shredded parmesan cheese
  • Bake for 45 minutes covered with foil, then 10 minutes uncovered
  • Let lasagna sit for a few minutes before cutting and serving
Enjoy!

Notes:

  • Recipe easily doubles into a 9 x 13 baking dish
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Authentic Cajun Recipes and Southern Recipes also lagniappe



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