crawfish mac & cheese {recipe}

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I have been a BBQ  cooking queen so far this summer and recently had several requests for my Crawfish Mac & Cheese recipe.  Ask and ye shall receive...

This is a great summer bbq dish for seafood lovers near and far!


  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4.5 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 12-13 ounces of  shell noodles
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan
  • ½ cup shredded white cheddar
  • ¼ cup shredded smoked mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 lb cooked crawfish tail meat (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (Tony’s Creole Seasoning)
  • Cheese powder pack (from store brand box of white cheddar mac & cheese)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


1) Bring a pot of water to boil. Add noodles and cook until al dente. Drain then set aside.
boiling water
noodles al dente

2) Remove crawfish tails, peel, and chop (you can purchase pre-peeled crawfish tails if you prefer).
crawfish packaging from kroger |Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
1lb Cooked crawfish (previously frozen)
Crawfish - Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
crawfish with head and tails
Crawfish Tails | Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
crawfish tails removed from the shell

3) In a skillet on medium-high heat onion and cook for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add butter then flour. Stir then add 2% milk and ¼ cup of evaporated milk. Whisk until mixture is a thick sauce (5-7 minutes).

butter melting with onion in skillet |Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
melting butter and onion
flour, butter, and onion mix |Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
add flour to butter and onion
2% milk

4) Reduce heat to low, add crawfish, about ¼ of each cheese, Cajun seasoning, and salt/pepper. Stir until cheese is melted. Then remove from heat.

crawfish in milk sauce |Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
add crawfish to thickened sauce
add cheese
whisk until melted |Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
whisk until melted

5) In a bowl mix remaining evaporated milk, egg, and cheese sauce packet. Whisk until blended.

powder and milk mix
powder mix (store brand box of mac & cheese) + egg + milk 

6) Spray baking dish with non-stick spray then sprinkle a handful of cheese on the bottom. Add noodles, crawfish cheese sauce, and shredded cheeses (be sure to save a handful of each cheese for the top layer). Mix then add the milk cheese sauce mixture from your bowl.

cheese sauce and noodles |Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe

mixed mac and crawfish |Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe

7) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add the remaining cheese to the top creating a cheese layer. Then sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes; then uncover and allow to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until breadcrumbs are brown.

Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
layer of cheese on top
bake in oven

8) Serve and enjoy!
finished baked crawfish mac and cheese |Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
finished product
bbq food |Cordier Crawfish Mac Recipe
great BBQ side


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