Are you ready for some football…food? I am and I’m serving Jambalaya Nachos for the win! Serve these family style on a large tray for sharing or set up a nacho station and have everyone make a plate adding their favorite toppings, either way, these nachos will be a hit at your Super Bowl party.
Since my segment on Rachael Ray Show I have gotten requests to do more videos, thanks for the encouragement. So if you would like to follow along with me in the kitchen, here is the cooking video for these Jambalaya Nachos. The recipe is straight out of the BIG FUN ON THE BAYOU chapter of my cookbook, “Lagniappe Leftovers.” Grabbed your copy yet? I wanted to share this recipe with you all not only for your football party but also as an early Valentine gift from me to you!
I really love these nachos with chicken and sausage jambalaya, but any kind of jambalaya can be used. A simple addition of onions, bell peppers, chili powder, and tomato paste transports leftover jambalaya South of the Border. No leftover jambalaya? Go grab a side from a restaurant or even from the store freezer. Yes, did you know you can freeze jambalaya? You only need one cup for a whole pile of goodness.
Put on Your TO COOK IS TO CREATE Thinking Cap: No chili powder? Use taco seasoning. Just opened a beer? Substitute it for the water and add it slowly to the pan. No tomato paste? Use a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies or a chopped tomato. Have favorite nacho toppings? Add them to the finished nachos. Like it spicy? Add a chopped jalapeno along with the peppers and garlic. Have some leftover corn, too? Add it along with the leftover jambalaya. Using leftover seafood jambalaya? Think about adding some crumbled cooked chorizo or bacon for more flavor. Have some jambalaya nacho topping leftover? Use it as a filling for a burrito, tacos, or a taco salad.
FOOD FUN: I always say to get into the kitchen and have fun and I sure did making the video for these Jambalaya Nachos. I read recently that an estimated 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips will be consumed at Super Bowl parties. That’s a lot of snacking and I know I’ll be adding to that amount with these addictive nachos!