This Jambalaya Pasta is FULL of New Orleans flavor and bonus, it can be prepared ahead of time. There is nothing like cajun New Orleans Pasta and this recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone in your family. It’s great for lunch or dinner and comes together easily. Watch this quick video to see how it’s done and then print the recipe below!
If you are looking for a delicious office lunch that is sure to turn heads at your workplace – this is the recipe! My husband and I have both been known to take a container of this cajun pasta salad in to work and spark some lunchbox envy among the coworkers. It’s that good.
This one has been on our weekly meal plans for both lunch and dinner and it’s a hit anytime of day.
Let’s get back to the pasta. Here’s what you need to know to make this epic dish.
Jambalaya Pasta Ingredients
While it doesn’t have any chicken or smoked sausage like traditional Jambalaya, the flavors are similar and it will definitely satisfy your mid-day craving for New Orleans Jambalaya flavor!
If you are looking for a healthier version of traditional Jambalaya I have you covered with this Low-Carb Keto Jambalaya recipe though. So. Good.
For today’s recipe you’ll need:
- Rotini Pasta
- Mayonnaise (or Greek Yogurt)
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Bell Pepper
- Red Onion
- Creole Mustard
- Creole Seasoning
Naturally you can swap out the pasta type for another favorite, but I love the way Rotini holds the sauce on this pasta salad.
How to Make Jambalaya Pasta
Honestly, this New Orleans style pasta couldn’t be easier to make!
Step 1: Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Drain, rinse and allow to cool completely.
Step 2: Stir in the remaining ingredients until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least for hours.
How to Meal Prep New Orleans Pasta Salad
You see, I am known to make a whole pot of jambalaya (a traditional New Orleans dish with rice) and eat out of it all week. Or, when I leave town for a few days, I also leave a little jambalaya in the fridge. It is a go-to meal at our house in it’s traditional form with rice or cauliflower rice and now I often serve the pasta version too!
This is easy to pack up in your favorite lunch container and take to work the next day. And yes, the flavor is just as good served up the second time as it is night one.
If you looking for a quick and easy Authentic Jambalaya recipe I’ve got you covered there too. You can’t overdo it with creole goodness!Print
Jambalaya Pasta Salad
Jambalaya Pasta full of New Orlean’s flavor!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 1x
- Category: Sides
- Cuisine: Cajun
- 8 ounces rotini pasta
- ½ cup mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt
- 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
- ¼ cup chopped bell pepper
- ¼ cup chopped celery
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons Creole mustard
- ½–1 teaspoon favorite Creole seasoning
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse, transfer to a large bowl and cool completely.
- Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 316
- Sugar: 1.8g
- Sodium: 158.2mg
- Fat: 17.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3.1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 30.1g
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Protein: 8.9g
- Cholesterol: 100.7mg
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