6 Ingredient Pastalaya

This is one of my favorite New Orleans’ dishes that the whole family will love! I created this simplified version for the City of New Orleans’ Mayors Office of Cultural Economy as part of their Virtual Series – Embrace the Culture.


1 pound linguine pasta

1 pound andouille or smoked sausage, cut into 1/4” half moons

1 cup diced onion or trinity

1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes

1 cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon Creole seasoning


Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside. In a large pan over medium high heat, brown sausage for 5-7 minutes. Add onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes, until onions are translucent. Stir in tomatoes, chicken stock, and Creole seasoning and simmer for 10 minutes. Mix in cooked pasta and serve.

By Chef Eliana

Kid Chef Eliana is the author of two cookbooks, Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana and Eliana Cooks!; the host of a weekly radio show called Cool Kids Cook on Voice America, the Internet's largest talk radio network with over 9 million monthly listeners; and a media personality. Named one of the “Top 10 Most Famous Kid Cooks” in the world by The Daily Meal and Fox News, Kid Chef Eliana is a young entrepeneur on the move. She is a 2012 Winner of New Orleans’ Gambit Weekly’s “40 Under 40” award, the youngest recipient in their history. She was a competitor in SuperChef Kids, a national webisode series produced by the creators of Iron Chef®. In 2010, Kid Chef Eliana was profiled in an exhibit at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She is featured in a book called The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids by Dr. Jerry Cook and Sarah L. Cook. She is also a featured kid chef on ZisBoomBah.com, a national website for kid foodies. She is an Ambassador for Healthy Fare for Kids, an organization that helps restaurants across the nation add healthy options to their kids’ menus. During Superbowl XLVII, Eliana worked with the Taste of the NFL to help “kick hunger.” In the future, Eliana plans to design chef wear and cookware for kids, create a line of spices, and host her own TV cooking show. Her mission is to educate and encourage kids to become culinary explorers. As Kid Chef Eliana always says, “Cool kids cook and get creative in the kitchen!”

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