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We couldn’t choose just one! That’s why we took the best of both jambalaya and gumbo worlds and brought them together to create one strong comprising of southern style eats.

Yumm! Gimme Some Oven‘s Jambalaya takes comfort food to a whole new level.

 

With spicy sausage, chicken, and shrimp, The Cozy Apron‘s “Gumbo-laya” Stew is difficult to pass up.

 

One of the perks about making jambalaya is its flexibility. The southern style dish pairs well with almost any carbohydrate you have available in your pantry—whether it be quinoa, lentils, rice, bread, or pasta. If you’ve got extra boxes of pasta laying around, then consider using up the groceries you already have with Creole Contessa‘s Cajun Jambalaya Pasta recipe.

 

This Vegetarian Gumbo from Spicy Southern Kitchen is so loaded with flavor (not to mention it’s extremely filling) that you won’t even miss the meat!

 

Cooking great food doesn’t have to mean dirtying every pan in your kitchen. For a five-star meal with little to no mess, check out Food Faith Fitness‘s One-Pot Gluten Free Jambalaya recipe.

 

How delightful does Local Kitchen‘s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo look? Simply scrumptious!

 

With seafood and spice, Baker by Nature‘s Shrimp & Chorizo Cajun Jambalaya recipe has the famous New Orleans dish down to a ‘T’.

M’mm M’mm Good. Running with TweezersSeafood Gumbo is every fish enthusiast’s dream.

 

What better to come home to after a long day at the office than a warm bowl of Add A Pinch‘s Gumbo?

Happy “gumbo-laya” making!

xxmadison


Hello again! This is Julia from Julia’s Album (you can also find me on PINTEREST) – a blog full of dinner ideas and savory recipes. I love quick and simple weeknight meals, and today I am sharing an excellent, family-friendly dinner recipe I found in Better Homes & Gardens archives – Mexican Mac and Cheese:

This Mexican pasta casserole is so ridiculously easy to make and so tasty – you’ll want to add it to your regular recipe rotation right away!  If you love Mexican flavors, and if you want a delicious recipe that takes no time to make and produces quite a lot of food (12 servings), then join me together in making this amazing Mexican Mac and Cheese:

I’ve made very minor changes to the original BHG recipe: I only added a can of black beans and some diced green chiles! I am also providing a gluten-free option for this recipe.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE RECIPE

And, here are the changes I made to the original BHG recipe:

  • I added 1 can of black beans (15 oz) to combine with the meat mixture. Make sure to rinse and drain canned black beans before adding them.
  • I added half a can of diced green chiles (2 oz) to the meat mixture.
  • To make the recipe even easier than it already is, I didn’t do layers as step 3 suggests. I just mixed everything together in one pan (the meat mixture, the beans, chiles, and cooked pasta).
  • My personal tip: when making pasta casseroles, I ALWAYS rinse cooked pasta in cold water and drain it – before adding it to the casserole.  That stops pasta from cooking and getting mushy in a casserole dish!
  • If you don’t have Monterey Jack cheese, you can easily use half Cheddar cheese, half Mozzarella cheese instead.

If you want to make the original BHG recipe gluten free, do the following SINGLE substitution:

  • Use gluten-free brown-rice penne instead of rigatoni pasta

And, here are a couple of step-by-step photos of the cooking process. This is what the dish looks like when everything is mixed in together (cooked sausage, cooked onion, green salsa, drained and rinsed black beans, green chiles, cooked pasta, and half the amount of cheese) – right before baking the dish:


Then, you top the casserole with the remaining half amount of cheese (remaining 2 cups):

Then you bake your casserole – it will look nice and bubbly right after baking, with cheese all melted on top:

Top the casserole with sliced tomatoes and chopped green onions – so good!


Hi everyone!  It’s Jocelyn over at Grandbaby Cakes, and I am ready to share the perfect burger for your summertime grill: Italian Sausage Pizza Sliders!  My husband’s all time favorite food is pizza.  We eat it at least once a week.  From take-out and dine-in at Chicago’s best pizzerias (We have the best pizza!  No contest New York!) to my fabulous homemade pizza recipes inspired by our trip to Naples, Italy last year, there is no shortage of pizza creations to indulge in.

pizza sliders

Recently, I started playing around with pizza flavors to my summer grilling creations.  I knew I had to make a pizza inspired burger.  I saw this incredible recipe for Italian Sausage Sliders on BHG that was aching for my Fourth of July grill fest last week.  This would be the perfect slider to experiment with adding fun pizza and Italian flavors to.  And boy was I right!

pizza sliders

 

I made the following slight changes and additions to the recipe to create these Pizza Sliders:

  • I pretty much followed the recipe to a tee and only replaced the sausage with turkey sausage and the ground beef with ground turkey for a healthier option.
  • I opted to grill the patties instead of cooking them on the stove top.  I loved the classic smokey flavor and char that grilling gave these sausage sliders.  So good!
  • Next I gave a fun twist to the slider buns.  I sliced the buns and brushed them with this BHG Grilled French Bread mixture recipe and grilled them for just a few seconds to add gorgeous grill marks and additional flavor.  These buns were out of this world.
  • Then I topped each sausage patty with 1 tablespoon of my favorite pizza sauce warmed up a bit, a slice of mozzarella cheese, two turkey pepperoni slices, a sprinkle of oregano and 1 fresh basil leaf. I warmed the topped patty on the grill until the cheese melted down and became gooey delicious.
  • Lastly, I topped each perfect pizza patty on a garlic butter grilled slider bun and ate to my heart’s content.

pizza sliders

These were so delicious and reminded me of eating dinner in my favorite pizzeria.   Since my husband’s pizza addiction makes him one harsh critic, I knew his comments would mean the most. He gave this recipe top marks and even asked for these to go on our next grilling menu.  I guess you can say this was a great success!  Score!


I don’t know what it is about the first of October, but right now life seems to be moving faster than a leaf spiraling to earth. Maybe it has something to do with the holiday season on the horizon, pressure to finish up outdoor projects, and trying to savor the fleeting beauty of fall.

 

With all that’s happening this time of year, I’m always looking for quick, easy, and hearty recipes. One of my favorite simple meals is pasta, but that can get boring. So of course, I was delighted to discover this recipe for Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach in BHG’s collection of 20 Healthy Dinner Recipes Under $3. Ding, ding – I think we found a winner!

Even though this recipe had all the elements of a fabulous meal, I wanted to amp up the hardiness a bit. While more vegetables or garbanzo beans would have done the trick, I ultimately decided to toss in some three cheese Italian style chicken sausage.

Not only did the sausage make this pasta more filling, it added a wonderful flavor and spiciness to the dish, making it perfect for a fall dinner. Hearty and warm but still healthy and super simple.

You can find the recipe for this Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach here. While it’s delicious on its own, have fun changing it up to suit your tastes or mood.

Happy cooking and happy fall!

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


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