Vegan Zatarain’s Jambalaya Pasta Dinner

Clearly, it’s been a Zatarain’s kind of weekend.  We made this ready to go pasta dinner box mix from Zatarain’s.  It was pretty good…a good “base” to add other stuff to.  Tracy made the pasta dinner exactly per the directions.  The box called for meat so we added 7 oz of Tofurky Italian Sausage.  

The prepared dish was pretty good, nothing to complain about or rave about.  I’ve never had Tofurky Italian Sausage before and thought it tasted very good, very much like a normal sausage tastes.  The prepared dish was a tad dry (could have used a bit more moisture).  We also thought the dish would be better if we added extra vegetables, like sauted onions and bell peppers, mushroom, etc.  We decided that if we added more veggies the next time, this easy box mix would make a nice starting point for a very tasty and filling dinner.  The box says it serves 5.  We split the prepared dish into three servings and it was a complete meal.  With the Zatarain’s and the Tofurky, split into three servings instead of five, the total calories per dish were 397, with about 24 grams of protein; if it were divided into the recommended five servings, the calories per serving would only be 238, with about 17 grams of protein.

Nutrition Info:  

Jambalaya Pasta Dinner Mix (based on 5 servings)

 Calories: 130

Total Fat: 0.5 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 430 mg (18 % of daily total)

Carbs: 27 g

Fiber: 2 g

Protein: 5 g

Tofurky Italian Sausage: (7 oz, divided into 5 servings)

108 calories

Fat: 5.2 g

Sodium: 248 mg

Carbs: 4.8g

Fiber: 3.2 g

Protein: 11.6 g