Recipes

Instant Pot JambalayaIn New Orleans, many of our recipes are cooked slow and on low, but if you can get all the flavor in less time, why wait? An Instant Pot® will save you time and so will using Blue Runner Jambalaya Base. Some people believe that jambalaya was invented by Spanish settlers in New Orleans who, trying to make paella, substituted tomatoes for hard-to-get-your-hands-on saffron. Others say it evolved over time, taking a little of this and a little of that from Spanish, French, African and Native American cooks. And still others insist their mama invented it. We don’t care where it came from. All we know is good and it’s not going anywhere. Serves 6.
Instant Pot Red BeansFinally break down and buy an instant pot? Now it’s time to put it to the test. Can it make red beans as good as your mama’s? Only time will tell. And it won’t be that much time at that!
Slow Cooker Red Beans and RiceThink red beans are best slow and on low? You’re not alone. They’re also creamier when you combine Blue Runner dried and canned red beans. Give it a try, then let us know what you think. Mondays just got better…and easier.
Herby Green Rice with Peas and BeansTired of eating the same old things, week after week? Here’s a recipe you’ll love so much you’ll be taking pics of it on your phone and sharing it with all your friends. (Hey, look what I made!) if you’re a fan of goat cheese, don’t pass this one up.
Arugula Pesto and White Bean PanzanellaFeel like pasta tonight? We hear you! This recipe had us at the homemade croutons. When anyone is drizzling olive oil over French bread, we’re there! We also love the fact that something so good for you like navy beans can taste so darn good. We make this whenever we want to impress friends but, mostly, we make it because we love it.
Mardi Gras White Bean, Cauliflower and Potato SoupDown here in Louisiana, we don’t have cold weather often but, when we do, it’s a “wet cold” and soup is the perfect warm-me-up. This easy vegetarian instant pot recipe is great to come home to after you’ve been standing out in the cold at Mardi Gras parades all day. To make it extra special, we suggest adding in a little sour cream and chives before serving. Serves 6.
Black Bean and Chipotle SoupWhen the weather drops below 70 degrees, you may be looking to cook something warm and hearty. A Black Bean and Chipotle Soup will surely do the trick! Loaded with vegetables and Blue Runner Creole Cream Style Black Beans, this soup will provide you with a quick dish to make. Serves 4-6 people.
Three-bean SaladWho says Three-Bean Salad is just for summer? This colorful dish will look great on your holiday table and, trust us, it’s better than the one grandma used to make. This dish is good for up to three days after you make it so it’s perfect for the holidays.
Bruschetta with Creamy Black Beans and Lemony MicrogreensLooking for some fun and festive appetizers to serve this holiday season? Everybody loves bruschetta! The word bruschetta comes from Italian word abbrustolire which means “'to toast.” They say that toasting bread and soaking it with freshly pressed olive oil is a practice as old as Rome itself.
Lemony Pasta with Asparagus and White BeansMarinating canned white beans in lemon juice and zest, along with red-pepper flakes and shallots, imbues them with brightness and a touch of heat, adding so much flavor to this warm-weather pasta.
Ms. Lou’s Thanksgiving Sweet PotatoesThanksgiving at Ms. Lou's house would not be complete without these sweet potatoes. She brings this delicious side dish to the dinner table every year. It is a family favorite!
Red Bean BurgersThis red bean burger is a great alternative for when you're looking for something a little less greasy. Ms. Lou will even make them ahead of time and freeze the patties for grilling later.
Corn and Crab BisqueMs. Lou's Corn and Crab bisque is a sweet, creamy dish that will have your friends begging for more!