Skillet Jambalaya Dip #SundaySupper

This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Skillet Jambalaya Dip is a twist on the classic Louisiana Creole Dish. Using many traditional ingredients, this appetizer recipe tastes just like Jambalaya, but is quicker and easier to make. It's also perfect for Mardi Gras parties!
Skillet Jambalaya Dip | by Life Tastes Good is a twist on the classic Louisiana Creole Dish. Using many traditional ingredients, this recipe tastes just like Jambalaya, but is quicker and easier to make. It's also perfect for Mardi Gras parties! #LTGrecipes #SundaySupper

The #SundaySupper Tastemakers have partnered with McCormick to create unique Jambalaya recipes you can easily make at home. Scroll down past my recipe to visit all of the #SundaySupper Jambalaya recipes, and enjoy a taste of Mardi Gras in your own home this year!

Jambalaya is traditionally a Louisiana rice and meat dish very similar to paella. This Spanish and French influenced dish is delicious any time, however, it is most famously known for being enjoyed during Mardi Gras each year. 
Skillet Jambalaya Dip | by Life Tastes Good is a twist on the classic Louisiana Creole Dish. Using many traditional ingredients, this recipe tastes just like Jambalaya, but is quicker and easier to make. It's also perfect for Mardi Gras parties! #LTGrecipes #SundaySupper



Mardi Gras is a major holiday in New Orleans. People travel from far and wide to visit New Orleans during the celebrations leading up to Fat Tuesday. These celebrations typically include parades and family gatherings where Louisiana cuisine plays a major role. 

We can't all travel to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras, but we can enjoy a taste of New Orleans at home with Zatarain's, so put on your beads and get in the kitchen! You'll only need about 15 minutes to make my Skillet Jambalaya Dip and fill your home with the taste and aroma of Mardi Gras!

Although, I omitted the rice in my skillet dip recipe, I generally kept the rest of the ingredients very traditional. Keeping with the 'trinity of vegetables', Andouille Sausage and shrimp seasoned with Zatarain's Creole Seasoning for that authentic creole taste, my skillet dip tastes very much like traditional Jambalaya, albeit a little cheesier <smile>.
Skillet Jambalaya Dip | by Life Tastes Good is a twist on the classic Louisiana Creole Dish. Using many traditional ingredients, this recipe tastes just like Jambalaya, but is quicker and easier to make. It's also perfect for Mardi Gras parties! #LTGrecipes #SundaySupper
Start by heating a tablespoon of olive oil over mid-high heat and saute 1/4 cup finely diced onion, 1/4 cup finely diced green pepper and 1/4 cup finely diced celery until the vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
Skillet Jambalaya Dip | by Life Tastes Good
Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1/2 cup freshly chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce. Stir to combine...
Skillet Jambalaya Dip | by Life Tastes Good
Toss in the shrimp and Andouille sausage and sprinkle on 1 tablespoon Zatarain's Creole Seasoning...
Skillet Jambalaya Dip | by Life Tastes Good
Cook for about 3 minutes until shrimp is pink...
Skillet Jambalaya Dip | by Life Tastes Good
Give it a taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add two 8 ounce packages of softened cream cheese and stir to melt the cheese and combine. Take another taste to make sure it is seasoned to your liking and top with 1 cup of shredded cheese. 

Place the skillet on the middle oven rack under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted to your liking. Remember when broiling to leave the oven door ajar and watch it closely. It will burn quickly!

When cheese is melted as you like it, remove from oven and garnish with sliced sausage, chopped tomatoes, shrimp, and parsley if you like. Serve with crackers, chips or sliced baguette pieces and enjoy!
Skillet Jambalaya Dip | by Life Tastes Good is a twist on the classic Louisiana Creole Dish. Using many traditional ingredients, this recipe tastes just like Jambalaya, but is quicker and easier to make. It's also perfect for Mardi Gras parties! #LTGrecipes #SundaySupper
Skillet Jambalaya Dip | by Life Tastes Good
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Skillet Jambalaya Dip

Life Tastes Good
Published 02/07/2016
Skillet Jambalaya Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (or more to your liking)
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, cleaned, and chopped
  • 6 ounces fully cooked Andouille sausage, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Zatarain's Creole Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese mixture)
  • Garnish as desired

Instructions

  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil over mid-high heat and saute 1/4 cup finely diced onion, 1/4 cup finely diced green pepper and 1/4 cup finely diced celery until the vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1/2 cup freshly chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce. Stir to combine.
  3. Toss in the shrimp and Andouille sausage and sprinkle on 1 tablespoon Zatarain's Creole Seasoning. Cook for about 3 minutes until shrimp is pink.
  4. Give it a taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add two 8 ounce packages of softened cream cheese and stir to melt the cheese and combine. Take another taste to make sure it is seasoned to your liking and top with 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  5. Place the skillet on the middle oven rack under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted to your liking. Remember when broiling to leave the oven door ajar and watch it closely. It will burn quickly!
  6. When cheese is melted as you like it, remove from oven and garnish with sliced sausage, chopped tomatoes, shrimp, and parsley if you like. Serve with chips or sliced baguette pieces and enjoy!
Yield: 6-8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.

Tags: Skillet Jambalaya Dip, Louisiana, Creole, Appetizer, Traditional, Recipe, Mardi Gras, Holiday, Party, Jambalaya

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10 comments:

  1. Never mind the crackers, I just need a spoon for this, Marion. Your jambalaya dip is a fabulous idea!

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  2. Oh yum. I want to have Mardi Gras at your house. I love this.

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  3. Cheesy, spicy shrimp dip??? Pass that pan MY way!!!

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  4. This is mouthwatering! I would give anything to be digging into that dip right now.

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  5. Love love this recipe! Making it for sure....

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  6. This is the best looking dip I have seen in a long time! I can't wait to try the recipe.

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  7. This is a genius recipe and the photos are killing me. I so badly want to dip a cracker in and have a taste right now! I'm eagerly awaiting an occasion to make this and share it with friends.

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  8. What a gorgeous dip! I can't wait to dig into it!

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