Recipes

Pastalaya à la Blue RunnerLouisiana is one of the top three rice-producing states in America but that doesn’t stop us from loving pasta, too! In fact, so many Italian immigrants (nearly 300,000) came to New Orleans between 1884 and 1924 that the French Quarter was dubbed “Little Palermo.” In this jambalaya recipe, we substitute rice for penne pasta and make it even easier by starting with Blue Runner Jambalaya Base. Bon appetit! (Or should we say “buon appetito!”) Serves 6
Brothy Beans and ToastSo you fell in love with avocado toast when it became the rage – now it’s time to expand your repertoire even further. First of all, Brothy Beans is fun to say. Second of all, it’s amazing for breakfast, lunch or any old time. Nurture yourself with this recipe as soon as you can.
Black Bean DipFor a healthier alternative to sour cream, try mixing in nonfat Greek yogurt.
White Bean HummusOur favorite garlicky starter with a Creole kick! We love thinking outside of the box, and this recipe does just that. Navy beans serve as an excellent substitute for chickpeas due to their creamy texture and neutral nutty flavor. We took that substitute just a step further by adding in some Creole flare by using Blue Runner Creole Cream Style Navy Beans and serving with Zapp's chips!
Spinach MadeleineServe with crackers as an appetizer, as a stuffing or for a savory side item, this dish has a place in any part of your meal!
Violet’s Salad DressingYou'll never find a store-bought salad dressing in Ms. Lou's kitchen. This deliciously tangy dressing was named after Francis Violet Lodato, who was somewhat of the family mentor in the kitchen.
Baked MacaroniMs. Lou's baked macaroni and cheese is a staple during the holiday season, but is good enough to make year-round. This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Shrimp and White Bean SaladA perfect salad. Light, tasty and ready for any warm day. Ms. Lou likes to make it ahead of time and chill it in the fridge for a few hours.
Two Bean SaladThis cool two bean salad is a light, refreshing side to any picnic or outdoor activity.
Barbecue Baked BeansThese sweet and tangy BBQ baked beans are a delicious side to any dish. They're so good sometimes Ms. Lou just has them as the main course!
Blue Runner Red Bean and Corn SuccotashThis colorful and flavorful vegetable succotash is good year-round as a side dish or sprinkled on salads. It gets better as it marinates in the refrigerator and can be served warm, cold, or room temperature.
Warm Red Bean Pimento Cheese DipJames Beard Award winning Chef Frank Brigsten demonstrates how to use Creole cream style red beans to create a fantastic party dip.
Black Bean Taco DipThis quick and simple Black Bean Taco Dip from Chef Frank Bristen is the perfect go-to dish for tailgate parties and casual entertaining.
Mango Black Bean SaladThis simple Black Bean Mango Salad is the perfect go-to dish for tailgate parties and casual entertaining. Can be served on tacos, eaten as salsa or main dish.