Pasta Jambalaya

Serves: 8

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
263 4 2 11 4 419 44 5

recipe ingredients
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
3 ounces turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
7 cups hot cooked penne (about 3 cups uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) preshredded 4-cheese Mexican recipe blend cheese (such as Sargento)

recipe directions
Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; saute 5 minutes. Add seasoning; saute 1minute. Add beans, tomatoes, and kielbasa; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until thick. Combine bean mixture and pasta in a large bowl. Top with cheese.


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  • jessie

    This was a wonderful recipe. If you like hot food you may want to add a little more of the cajun seasoning. I’ll be trying this recipe again with chicken.

  • Beth Willenberg

    It was great! I give it a 10!

  • Dina

    WOW!!! I loved it.

  • Shamika

    I gave this recipe 5 smiley faces out of 5 in my cookbook. This recipe was excellent and I absolutely loved it. Instead of pasta I poured it over rice, but that was the only change I made. IT WAS PERFECT!

  • Betsy

    I love this recipe! I have given it to many friends & tehy all LOVE it!!!

  • Pam

    I love this recipe and everyone I have made it for loved it too!

  • Mandy

    This is wonderful! I forgot to add the cheese the first time and we liked it so much I don’t use cheese at all to cut more calories.

  • Gina

    We loved this recipe. However, I added a can of corn and omitted the cheese.

  • Nikki

    This dish was a hit at my house. I will definately make it again.

  • Dina

    We love this recipe at my house. Tastes great, very filling I rate this a 10. I have given the recipe to a few of my friends and they love it too.

  • Ragan

    This was so yummy. It was really unexpected how delicious this was. I substituted whole wheat noodles and didnt add the red pepper since they give me indigestion. It didn’t hurt the recipe at all. YUMMY!

  • Lindsay

    This recipe was great! I added another can of diced tomatoes because it seemed like something was missing. My husband loved it, too and didn’t even notice that it was turkey sausage!!!

  • Annmarie

    Awesome Recipe. Everyone loved it and have asked for this recipe to be added to my list. I give it a 10 for a low cal recipe.

  • Tricia

    Love the simplicity of this recipe! We add more kielbasa (I think we use a whole package of the Turkey Store hot Italian sausage) and more diced tomato to make this dish more hearty. My husband and 16-month old love it!

  • L Torres

    Good dish. Definitely need to add more sausage. Very easy to make. First time my husband actually repeated a pasta dish.