Shrimp Fettucini


2 onions, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1-1/2 sticks butter
2 lbs. shrimp or crawfish tails
1/2 pint (1 cup) half & half
3 cloves garlic
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
1 small can jalapeno relish
12 oz. fettucini or egg noodles, boiled
Parmesan cheese
Cajun seasoning


Saute onions, bell peppers, and celery in butter until soft.  

Season shrimp with Cajun seasoning, add to mixture and cook for 15 minutes.

Heat half & half in microwave for 1 minute.

Add garlic, cubed Velveeta, and jalapeno relish.  Then add half & half. 

NOTE:  Adding the cold Velveeta first and then the warmed half & half helps prevent the half & half from curdling.

Cook for 15 minutes.

Mix mixture with fettucini and put in baking dish.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

NOTE:  Casserole can be made days ahead and baked before serving. Freezes well.