What is Pastalaya made of?

What is Pastalaya made of?

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.

How do you make a Postalya?


  1. Melt 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.
  2. Add broth to the pot and return to a simmer. Add penne and simmer for 8 minutes. Add shrimp.
  3. Stir in cream. Stir in thyme, oregano, and basil.

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.

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.

Is Zatarain’s jambalaya with cheese discontinued?

There is a reason they discontinued this flavor.

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.

Can you make jambalaya the night before?

This Easy Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya is a great make-ahead dish. Assemble the night before, and refrigerate overnight. Bake and serve the next day. Preheat oven to 350°.

Can you cook pasta in advance?

You can cook pasta ahead of time and reheat it for a meal. Pre-cooking pasta allows you to do the bulk of preparation before a dinner party. When party time rolls around, you only need to reheat the pasta with a quick plunge into boiling water. Restaurants use this technique to get pasta entrees to the table faster.

Can you add cheese to Zatarain’s jambalaya?

In a 2 1/2 quart microwave-safe bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups hot water, 1 lb. precooked meat or seafood ( If seafood is used, add after 10 minutes of cooking time. Return to boil and cook 15 minutes.) and Zatarain’s Jambalaya with Cheese and stir thoroughly.

How many servings are in a box of Zatarain’s jambalaya?


Serving per container 6
Serving Size 3 Tbsp. (38g)
Sodium 630
Sodium per unit 26

What spices are in Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix?

Ingredients. Enriched Long Grain Parboiled Rice (Rice, Iron, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid), Spices (Including Paprika, Red Pepper, Chili Pepper, Black Pepper), Salt, Onion, Red and Green Bell Pepper, Garlic, Yeast Extract, Citric Acid & Natural Flavor.

Does jambalaya taste better the second day?

Chicken, sausage and shrimp work best, and in any combination. Use just one or throw in all three for a flavorful feast. It can be Cajun-ized with the addition of tomatoes, which I use when making the dish. And I swear jambalaya tastes even better the next day, after the flavors have had a chance to blend further.

How do you hold pasta for a buffet?

Use a Chafing Dish Just like you see at a wedding or a buffet. While the chafing dish ensures that your pasta will stay hot for a long time, it can also dry the pasta out and cause sticking if there’s no water reservoir between the food and the heat source. (This steams the food so it stays both warm and moist.)

How do you make Zatarain’s Jambalaya less spicy?

Zatarain’s makes a mild variety of our Jambalaya Mix, but it’s easy to reduce the spice level of any Jambalaya mix by replacing half (or more or less) of the mix with white rice before preparing.

How much water do you put in two boxes of Zatarain’s?

5 cups
Add 5 cups of water bring it to a boil. Add 2 boxes of Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix and stir. Add the sliced sausage. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

How many people does a box of jambalaya feed?

All you have to do to prepare this dinner is to add one pound of pre-cooked meat (sasauge, ham, chicken, pork, seafood) to the mix and water. Stir and simmer for about 25 minutes and you have a one-dish meal. Each box will servie 6 people with the addition of one lb. of meat.

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.

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.

What kind of pasta do you use for Jambalaya?

It’s a modern twist on traditional jambalaya where we use pasta instead of rice. This is a basic recipe that is very versatile, so the combinations are many. I prefer penne pasta, but you can use any pasta from spaghetti, fettuccine, rotini, elbow; regular, flavored (spinach/ tomato pasta, for example) wheat… really, ANY pasta.

What is the best Jambalaya recipe?

A spicy pasta based jambalaya with shrimp, chicken, and Andouille sausage. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta to al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta liquid. Melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and add shrimp to skillet.