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best cajun pastalaya recipe

by Bertram Hegmann Published 7 months ago Updated 5 months ago
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What is Cajun pastalaya?

Cajun Pastalaya is the perfect dish to make when you want the flavors of jambalaya, but you’re craving pasta. It’s a great dish to feed a crowd and can easily be doubled or tripled.

How do you make creamy Cajun pasta?

Creamy Cajun Pastalaya – just like jambalaya but better, made with pasta instead and with a creamy sauce and Fontina cheese. Great crowd pleaser and super simple! Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Season the shrimp with about 1/2 tbsp of the cajun seasoning and set aside. In a large skillet or Dutch oven heat the olive oil.

What is pastalaya and how do you make it?

Pastalaya is simply taking the basic combination of the flavors of a typical jambalaya, but in a pasta dish instead of a rice dish. I say just relax and go ahead and enjoy it! I like to use the shell pasta - not the tiny shells, but the average, medium sized shells, but most any medium sized short-cut pasta works too.

How to cook Cajun Chicken Pasta and shrimp?

Instructions Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Season the shrimp with about 1/2 tbsp of the cajun seasoning and set aside. In a large skillet or Dutch oven heat the olive oil. Add the chicken and sausage to the pot, and sprinkle about 1 tbsp of the cajun seasoning over the chicken.

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What ingredients are in Pastalaya?

Ingredients1 pound smoked sausage sliced into ½ inch rounds.1 pound pork shoulder cubed.1 ½ pound chicken thighs seasoned with 1 teaspoon Tony's.1 yellow onion.1 green bell pepper.2 stalks celery.3 beef bouillon cubes.½ teaspoon garlic powder.More items...•

Does Zatarain's still make Pastalaya?

If you love jambalaya and you love pasta, then you are in for a treat today – yummy pastalaya! I have spent the last year searching around for my beloved Zatarain's Jambalaya Pasta. Recently, I have finally resigned myself that the pasta has been discontinued.

How do you make a Postalya?

DirectionsMelt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage and cook for 2 minutes. Add celery, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. ... Add broth to the pot and return to a simmer. Add penne and simmer for 8 minutes. Add shrimp. ... Stir in cream. Stir in thyme, oregano, and basil.

How do you make shrimp Pastalaya?

StepsAdd 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large Dutch oven over medium heat. ... Meanwhile, peel and devein the shrimp. ... Add tomatoes, penne pasta, Cajun seasoning and chicken stock to the Dutch oven. ... Stir well, then replace lid and cook for another 4 minutes. ... Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the pan and stir to combine.More items...•

Is Zatarain's jambalaya with cheese discontinued?

There is a reason they discontinued this flavor.

Does Zatarain's still make Jambalaya Pasta?

Details. Zatarain's Jambalaya Pasta Dinner Mix brings authentic New Orleans-style flavor right to your kitchen. This mix puts a pasta twist on the traditional Creole rice dish, but delivers the same bold flavors of jambalaya, including garlic, red pepper, celery seed, chili pepper and paprika.

Can I freeze Pastalaya?

Storage. Once cooled Pastalaya should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days. Pastalaya can be put in the freezer, in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

How many cups of water do you need for Pastalaya?

Add the water - the ratio is 4 cups to each pound of pasta used. 8 pounds of pasta makes A LOT of food, but you can cook up to 10 lbs pasta in a #10 pot.

Does andouille sausage have pork?

Andouille is a type of smoked sausage that originated in France, though some believe it is originally from Germany. The sausage is made primarily from pork, with different ingredients added from different regions.

How do you make Zatarain's Jambalaya Pasta?

precut (diced) sausage or chicken in a 2 quart saucepan. Stir in 2-1/4 cups water and Zatarain's Jambalaya Pasta Mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Great Fusion Recipe

Cajun Pastalaya is the perfect dish to make when you want the flavors of jambalaya, but you’re craving pasta. It’s a great dish to feed a crowd and can easily be doubled or tripled. Pastalaya is a very versatile dish and you can use pretty much any type of pasta. I like to use linguine, but fettucine, penne, shells, or rotini would work well.

Cajun Pastalaya Recipe Tip

You can sub the Andouille sausage with kielbasa, but I really suggest using Andouille if you can get your hands on some. In my opinion, the Andouille sausage is the ingredient that really makes the dish.

Cajun Pastalaya

A spicy pasta based jambalaya with shrimp, chicken, and Andouille sausage.

What Is Jambalaya?

Jambalaya is a Louisiana origin dish with lots of Spanish and French influence. It consists mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. Traditionally, this dish always includes sausage of some sort such as andouille, along with other meat or seafood.

What Is Mafalda Pasta?

If you’re unfamiliar with this style of pasta, I don’t blame you – I mean it’s not exactly common. This style almost looks like shrunken down lasagna sheets which means they’ll be totally twirl-able when incorporated into your dish.

Ingredients

We’ve got a bit of a long ingredient list here, but it is all crucial for developing that deep interesting flavor that we expect in a jambalaya. Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

How To Prep Your Shrimp

You’ll want to start at the small legs on the shrimp. Simply pull those off and the rest of the shell should start to release. Pull off the rest of the shell – but keep the tails on. To remove the vein along the top simply cut a slit with a small knife down the middle of the shrimp’s back before removing the black vein with the tip of your knife.

Want To Make Your Own Cajun Spice Blend?

If you can’t find a jar of this in your local grocery store you can most definitely make this spice blend at home! Here’s my recipe for cajun seasoning.

Not A Fontina Fan?

Fontina cheese is known for its earthy, mushroomy and woody taste. If you don’t like Fontina cheese, feel free to use a Mozzarella or even a Monterey Jack cheese.

Leftovers

This recipe will last well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 – 4 days. If you’d like to freeze this recipe you may want to only make the sauce and store for up to 3 months, thaw in the fridge over night and make the pasta fresh as needed.

WHAT IS PASTALAYA?

Pastalaya is jambalaya made with pasta instead of rice. Sausage, pork, chicken, shrimp or any combination are cooked with Cajun or Creole spices and the Holy Trinity (onion, bell pepper and celery) to create a base of concentrated flavor. Broth is then added which the pasta cooks in. Some recipes add tomatoes of some sort and some don’t.

A FEW NOTES ABOUT MAKING THIS RECIPE

I used corkscrew pasta in the batch pictured here but have used penne and rigatoni in the past. Bowtie pasta can be used though it is more delicate and may not hold up as well as the others.

Cajun Pastalaya (Jambalaya Pasta with Sausage & Chicken)

A flavor-packed Cajun pasta recipe made with sausage and chicken – like jambalaya but made with noodles instead of rice.

Instructions

Cut sausage and chicken into bite-sized pieces, trimming excess fat from chicken thighs.

Notes

I used corkscrew pasta in the batch pictured here but have used penne and rigatoni in the past. Bowtie pasta can be used though it is more delicate and may not hold up as well as the others.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The classic flavors of a chicken and sausage jambalaya but in a quick and easy skillet pasta dinner.

Cajun Pastalaya - Pasta Jambalaya

The classic flavors of a chicken and sausage jambalaya but in a quick and easy skillet pasta dinner.

INSTRUCTIONS

In a cast iron pot, brown the chicken sprinkled with Creole Seasoning then remove from pot and set aside. Brown pork until most of water has left pot and starting to barely stick to pot and brown really good (about 30-40 minutes). Add sausage to the pork and cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes stirring often.

NOTES

Pasta Jambalaya (Pastalaya) 1 1/2 lbs Boneless Boston Butt Pork cubed 1 1/2 lbs Sausage 1 1/2 lbs Chicken Chopped 1 1/2 lbs Onion chopped 4 stalks of Celery Chopped 2 small Bell%20Pepper Chopped 1 bunch Green%20Onions Chopped 3 tablespoons of Garlic Minced 1 can of Tomatoes 14 oz.

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