Sausage Jambalaya with Salad – Guest Post

I love cooking from scratch when I can, but there are some days when quick and easy is a must.

Zatarain’s jambalaya mix is delicious right out of the box, and when it goes on sale I stock up for this quick and frugal meal. Pair it with a green salad for a perfect dinner!

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Sausage Jambalaya with Salad

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


  • 1 box Zatarain’s jambalaya mix ($1)
  • 1 12 oz. package smoked sausage ($1.50)
  • 1 Tbsp oil ($0.03)
  • 1 can black beans ($0.69)
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce ($0.40)
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped ($0.70)
  • 1/2 cucumber ($0.35)
  • favorite dressing ($0.10)


  • Slice sausage and brown in canola oil. Add jambalaya mix following package directions. Drain beans and add right at the end of cooking the rice.
  • Serve with a chopped salad.

Cost $4.77

Steph shares her Problem Solvin’ approach to parenting and life at Problem Solvin’ Mom. You can also find her at Ohio Moms Blog and on twitter as @psmom.

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  1. Megan says

    I love Zatarain’s jambalaya. I make mine with a combo of chicken, sausage and shrimp, just a little of each though. I also add okra, canned tomatoes and top with diced green onions. Delicious!

  2. Kathleen says

    Have you ever had Zatarain’s Cheesy Jambalaya mix? Its a million times better than the plain. I love to keep a box in the pantry and sausage in the fridge for a last minute dinner. I throw in whatever vegetables are sitting in my fridge– usually a tomato, some green onions and sometimes some green pepper. The only downside is this dinner is very high in salt

  3. laura says

    when i make boxed rice dishes i will added a 1/2 of rice and 1 cup of water it gives it more servivings with less salt…

  4. Janet G says

    My family loves Zatarains too!! I always feel like I am giving my family a home-cooked meal on the quick and cheap. In regards to the high salt, they do sell a low-sodium brand but it is often not on sale when there is one.

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