Crawfish and Shrimp Penne in Cream Sauce

The combination of crawfish, creamy Alfredo sauce and noodles is always a winner in my book. Its comforting and warm and hearty.

I started this recipe with the anticipation of it being strictly crawfish penne but I got some awesome shrimp at the meat market I just couldn’t resist. I often times make this crawfish sauce and serve it over blackened mahi mahi. It can pretty much be eaten with anything just make sure you don’t forget the bread!


  • 2c Heavy cream
  • 1c White wine
  • 1/4c vegetable stock
  • 4Tb grated parmesan cheese
  • 2Tb flat leaf parsley
  • 1Tb red pepper flakes
  • 1/3c pasta salt water
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1.5 medium onions, diced
  • 6 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2c Monterrey jack cheese.
  • 4tb butter
  • 2Tb olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 12 oz. cleaned frozen crawfish tails
  • 1lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 12 oz. penne pasta


  • Put a pot of salty water on to start boiling on high.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Sear on both sides for 3 minutes set to the side for later.
  • In a pan on medium heat add in 2 tablespoons butter and olive oil.
  • sauté mushrooms and onions for 7 minutes till tender and slightly brown. Season slightly with salt and pepper.
  • Increase temperature of pan slightly and add in white wine to deglaze pan. Add in heavy cream, vegetable stock, and garlic. Simmer for 7 minutes till slightly reduced. Add in crawfish tails and shrimp.
  • Add penne in water. Remove pasta from water 1 minute before the recommended cook time add directly to the sauce to finish cooking.
  • Once the pasta is in the sauce add the Monterrey jack cheese, parmesan, parsley, red pepper flakes.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Toss all together.
  • Serve with extra parmesan, parsley and black pepper
  • Enjoy!


  • When deglazing a pan always use a wooden or rubber spoon. Never a metal utensil you’ll scrap the bottom of your pan that way.
  • Cook pasta for recommended package cook time. some pastas are different.


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