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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Easy Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers #SundaySupper

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Easy Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers are a fun twist on traditional Jambayala and a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras this year! Colorful bell peppers are filled with an Andouille sausage jambalaya stuffing and are bursting with all the Cajun/Creole goodness NOLA is known for! 

Easy Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy recipe for stuffed peppers filled with delicious sausage jambalaya and perfect for Mardi Gras! #SundaySupper @Zatarains



Since my first visit to the amazing city of New Orleans many years ago, I've been a huge fan of the unique cuisine they are known for. Mardi Gras, which is celebrated during the two weeks prior to Lent, is a festive time full of parades and amazing food.  Jambalaya is a dish that has become synonymous with this holiday and New Orleans itself. 

While I won't be attending the Mardi Gras celebrations in NOLA this year, I will be honoring the flavors here at home with these Easy Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers, made with the help of Zatarain's Jambalaya Mix. I'm so happy to be partnering with Sunday Supper and Zatarain's this week to bring you this fun twist on a New Orleans classic. Zatarain's has been in business for over 125 years and they know how to keep all the flavor of traditional jambalaya in a quick and easy mix that is the star of this recipe.

Easy Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy recipe for stuffed peppers filled with delicious sausage jambalaya and perfect for Mardi Gras! #SundaySupper @Zatarains

We love stuffed peppers in this house, and since Jambalaya starts with the traditional trinity of vegetables (peppers, onion, and celery), I thought stuffing the rice dish into some colorful peppers would make a fun and tasty presentation. I wasn't wrong! Peppers make the perfect vessel for the Jambalaya!  My family loved these stuffed peppers and I loved how very easy they were to make! You can adjust the heat level to your linking by adding or leaving out hot sauce. It's totally your call! For me, bring on the heat, baby!

I served these peppers with some simple oven roasted potatoes I dusted with Creole seasoning and garlic powder before baking for a complete meal!

Laissez les bons temps rouler! 

Easy Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy recipe for stuffed peppers filled with delicious sausage jambalaya and perfect for Mardi Gras! #SundaySupper @Zatarains

Will you be celebrating Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 9, 2016) from where ever you are this year?  If so, what will you be doing to celebrate? 

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Easy Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Easy Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers
Colorful bell peppers are stuffed with prepared Andouille sausage Jambalaya and topped with a spicy tomato sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Zatarain's New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix (8 oz), prepared according to package directions
  • 14 oz. cooked Andouille sausage, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 large bell peppers, assorted colors (green, red, orange, yellow)
  • 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes (with onion, celery, and peppers)
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 - 2 tsp. Zatarain's Creole Seasoning, or to taste
  • hot sauce, if desired, to taste 
  • chopped parsley, for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degress F. Spray a large pan (I use a roasting pan) with non-stick spray.
  2. Cut peppers in half lengthwise cutting out stem and discarding ribs and seeds. Place peppers cut side up in pan. Sprinkle peppers with some salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, Creole seasoning and hot sauce (if using) . Take out 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside rest for topping the stuffed peppers.
  4. To the prepared Jambalaya, add andouille sausage and 1/2 cup reserved tomato mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Spoon Jambalaya evenly into each pepper half. Once peppers are full, spoon tomato mixture evenly onto the filled peppers. Cover pan with foil.
  6. Bake in oven for 1 hour, or until the peppers are tender. Remove foil and sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving, if desired.
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 40 mins.
Cook time: 01 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 40 mins.
Tags: Jambalaya, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, NOLA, peppers, rice, dinner, main dish, sausage

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10 comments:

  1. Oh, man, do those look GOOD, Renee!

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    1. Thanks Stacy. They really are good and really easy to make!

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  2. Oh, boy, these could be my new favorite stuffed peppers recipe! What a terrific filling!!

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    1. Haha...thanks Liz. I think they are our new favorites!

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  3. Grumpy is so picky about peppers and he kinda "grumps" when he thinks I'm making anything as an entree with them, but I LOVE them. These look amazing and he may have to just "grump" sometime soon because I want some!

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  4. What a scrumptious looking dish Renee! I'm pinning and saving the recipe - my family will love this!

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  5. I love these! Stuffed Peppers are a total comfort food!

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