Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes

These spicy gluten free jambalaya stuffed baked potatoes are a delicious dish for your Mardi Gras celebrations.

Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes found at http://fearlessdining.com

One thing I miss since relocating to California is celebrating Mardi Gras.

Dancing around to fabulous music, wearing bright colors, and getting cool plastic necklaces tossed at you during parades?


In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is a major holiday. The season is celebrated during the two weeks prior to Fat Tuesday, and typically includes parades and family gatherings where food plays a major role.

Jambalaya is one of those classic, well-known New Orleans dishes that has come to symbolize Mardi Gras.

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Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole meat and rice dish that has origins from both France and Spain. Some even refer to it as New Orlean’s version of paella. One company, Zatarain’s, has been making New Orleans style mixes and spices for 125 years. Zatarain’s even has several gluten free spices and mixes so everyone can experience that Creole flavor!

“Since Mardi Gras day is historically food focused, it’s easy to envision early parade-goers filling up on bowls of steamy jambalaya prior to engaging in the day’s festivities,” said Jill Pratt, general manager of Zatarain’s. “Jambalaya is a really versatile dish and can be personalized based on your favorite add-ins.”

I took Jill’s advice to heart and came up with my own twist to jambalaya by making stuffed baked potatoes.

Zatarain's Creole Seasoning

I used Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning to add spice and flavor to my jambalaya.

Peppers and Onion

I started out cooking the pepper and onions in olive oil and garlic.

Jambalaya Cooking

Add in shrimp and sausage. You can add chicken as well if you like.

Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes found at http://fearlessdining.com

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  1. In pan, heat olive oil on medium heat with garlic.
  2. Add onion and peppers and cook 3 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp and sausage.
  4. Cook 5 minutes.
  5. Add seasonings and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  6. In a microwave oven, pierce potatoes skin and cook potatoes for 8 minutes.
  7. Slit down the middle.
  8. Add jambalaya.
  9. Top with sour cream, pepper jack cheese and scallions.
  10. Serve hot.

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Jambalaya Stuffed Baked Potatoes are a spicy treat to celebrate Mardis Gras with. Found at http://fearlessdining.com

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  1. What a great idea! I’d choose a potato over rice any day. I’m gonna look for that seasoning on my next shopping trip…

  2. Now THIS iis a potato I could eat week after weeek! What a scrumptious filling!

  3. Okay, now this is simply genius!!

  4. Love your take on the baked potato and Jambalaya! Sounds delicious.

  5. This is genius! I never would have thought to stuff potatoes with yummy jambalaya!

  6. This is brilliant. I am definitely going to try this!!

    {PS, I’m working on getting together some GF bloggers if you have any interest! http://www.discovercreatelive.com/the-gluten-free-collective/}

  7. What a great idea! I love jambalaya and baked potatoes so this is a total win!

  8. Yes! Perfect for Mardi Gras. It’s unfortunate there isn’t a central place to celebrate Mardi Gras in California!

  9. Brilliant recipe! I want to make a whole tray of these for my next party!!

  10. Love these! Stuffed Baked Potatoes are always a favorite in our house! This is a perfect spin on a classic!

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