Sausage Jambalaya with Salad – Guest Post

by tdomf_91172 on March 31, 2010

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!

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

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Megan March 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm

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!


Lindsey March 31, 2010 at 6:15 pm

We love some Zatarain’s!! Even my 6-year-old picky eater loves it!


Kathleen March 31, 2010 at 7:15 pm

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


Stephanie March 31, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Thanks for the recipe, it sounds quick, easy and balanced :)


laura March 31, 2010 at 11:00 pm

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…


Janet G April 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

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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