One Pot Jambalaya Pasta

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There are so many different pasta recipes so it is not difficult to find easy pasta meals. Dinner ideas with pasta like this one from Erica that includes sausage meat might become your go to pasta recipe. Easy pasta meals with sausage meat are a great way to get starch and protein into your diet. Erica brings us a recipe that you can easily make in one pot, either a deep skillet or large stockpot, and with this lovely way to make everything at once it saves the clean up. Dinner ideas with pasta can vary from casseroles to plain and simple as well as delicious pasta and sauce with little or no fuss. If you consider the wide variety of pastas and the infinite amount of ways to add sauce or meats and veggies to them you will quickly realize why so many different places and cultures make food with some type of noodle. Erica incorporates smoked sausage into the recipe and if you want you can choose from a wide variety of sausages that are made with many different types and cuts of meat.

Sausages are most usually loaded into the intestines of cow, pig or lamb but not limited to them.

The ingredients vary as well as the spices and you can add garlic, fried or raw, onions. egg, cheese as well as many other tasty ingredients you can think of. The spices range from the lighter variety to the hot and smoky such as the sausage Erica uses. The options are open to you and your taste buds and the palates of your diners. The shoulder of the animals is most always used since it is reasonable in price as well as tender enough to cook quickly and still be soft and malleable. Sausages that are used in many recipes like this one can be fresh, smoked, dried, cured and yes even vegetarian. The vegetarian variety is made with tofu, nuts and soy protein and you can find them in most large supermarkets. As many countries and regions that you can possibly think of have their own unique variation on the sausage and every one of them uses a multitude of different spices known to each specific region. You can cook the sausage with the casing or if you prefer you can take the meat out of the casing and cook it as is.

Jambalaya is traditionally a southern U.S. food and has its origins in Louisiana. It is derived from a Louisiana creole recipe of French and Spanish influence. This area has different sections of the state some with a Spanish influence in the cooking and many with a French take. It is a wonderful blend of vegetables, meat, seafood and traditional southern spices. There are two main types of jambalaya one is the red jambalaya and has tomatoes in the recipe and the other is rural creole jambalaya and has no tomatoes.Thanks to Erica of Family Favorite Recipes Blog for her yummy On Pot Jambalaya Pasta take on a southern delicacy and bon apetit.**

Nutrition Facts for: One Pot Jambalaya Pasta From Family Favorite Recipes
Ingredients: Chicken, oil, red bell pepper, onion, smoked sausage, chicken broth, tomato sauce, diced green tomatoes with green chilies, creole seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, pepper, pasta noodles, shrimp.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 657, Calories from Fat 229, Total Fat 25.4g 39%Saturated Fat 7.1g 35%, Cholesterol 274mg 91%, Sodium 1999mg 83%, Potassium 1141mg 33%, Carbohydrates 43.8g 15%, Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%, Sugars 8.2g, Protein 60.7g, Vitamin A 39%, Vitamin C 53%, Calcium 13%, Iron 28%

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