Easy Crawfish Pistolettes

"I found the basic recipe for this online a few years ago. I omitted mushroom soup (not my thing), and added hot pork sausage, as a request from my boss at the time. Prep time is a guess (depending on the crawfish you use), but they're easy to make and i've never had leftovers!"
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  • 1 -2 lb frozen crawfish, tailmeat cleaned
  • 1 12 lbs Velveeta cheese, cubed (usually only use 1/2 to 3/4 block)
  • 1 lb ground spicy pork sausage (I use Jimmy Dean)
  • 24 pistolette rolls (usually 2 bags)
  • cajun seasoning, to taste (I use Hebert's or Tony Chachere's)


  • Clean crawfish. Leave in bowl of cold water until ready to use.
  • Brown sausage per package directions; drain.
  • Add Velveeta and crawfish to sausage. Cook on medium heat, until Velveeta is melted, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat. Using a spoon, poke an opening into each pistolette.
  • Spoon 1 1/2 tbsp crawfish mixture into each roll. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with butter, if desired.
  • Bake per package directions (usually 12 minutes). Cool 5-10 minutes (best served warm!), and enjoy!

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  1. Autumn 2006 PAC: AWESOME! GREAT! WONDERFUL!! I could use several more adjectives, but those describe it best. This was a quick supper idea and my family really loved it. It makes a bunch and I froze some for later. They freeze well, as hubby had some in his lunch yesterday. I had made the stuffed Pistolettes before with ground round and broccoli, but THIS was a very different dish. THANKS CHRISTY M. for a new favorite at my house.


hi! my name is christy, i'm 26, and i live with my boyfriend, brian, and our cats rhett, sophie, and parker. i love cooking, and always have. my first "specialty" was deviled eggs, from a recipe i learned in kindergarten (no surprise, i normally got to make them for easter!). i don't have any one favorite cookbook, because i love to look for recipes everywhere-books, newspaper, and online ;). i've gone through many odd food phases in my short time, but i've always had a severe distaste for three things- bananas, whipped cream/cool whip, and most of all, mayonnaise. i like simple recipes, but sometimes, getting into a more involed recipe is almost therapeutic. and, i get a great reward in the end!
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