Andouille Po Boy Version 2.0

I love a nice, big po boy sandwich. Even the most complicated po boy isn’t complicated, like this andouille po boy. In minutes I’m having a great meal. I do go through the ‘trouble’ of making my own po boy bread, but that’s mostly because I just cannot seem to find great po boy bread here. French bread will do in a bind, but it’s just not quite the same. The texture is definitely different. For a topping, I use a simple but wonderfully spicy lettuce mixture. And you can never, ever go wrong with andouille sausage. That perfect spicy kick, in a casing that pops when you bite into it.

Andouille Po Boy Version 2.0

A Crazy Good Sandwich

I use the lettuce mixture on all of my po boys, not just this andouille version. It’s also great on hamburgers or hot dogs. It takes only a minute or two to make. When I pick up heads of iceberg lettuce at the grocery store I’ll shred and chop them and place them into baggies or containers along with a paper towel. That way I always have lettuce on hand for a quick po boy.

I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.

Also try my more traditional andouille po boy served up with a classic comeback sauce.

Andouille Po Boy Version 2.0
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Andouille Po Boy Version 2.0

I love a nice, big po boy sandwich. Even the most complicated po boy isn’t complicated, like this andouille po boy. In minutes I’m having a great meal. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword sandwich, sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1557kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf po boy bread sliced horizontally (substitute French bread)
  • 1 pound andouille sausages cooked, halved (you can substitute smoked sausage)

Lettuce mixture

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Place the bread halves on a baking sheet and place in oven for 5 minutes. Remove.
  • Also place the halved sausages on the sheet pan and warm thoroughly. Remove.
  • Place the sausages on the bottom bread half.
  • Top with the lettuce mixture and top bread half.
  • Cut in half and serve.

Lettuce mixture

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 1557kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 90g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 3461mg | Potassium: 1015mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 11mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

New Orleans French Bread Pizza

This New Orleans French bread pizza is flat out delicious. Everything on it tastes soooo good. There isn’t a pizza like you might be used to. Instead, there are artichokes, salty olives, roasted red peppers and tender chicken strips. And of course, cheese.

New Orleans French Bread Pizza

You can make this pizza on a traditional crust. Or you can do like we did and use French bread. If you want a bit of heat, mix a little red pepper flake into the chicken mixture before spreading it into the bread. A bit different but fantastically different, we really enjoyed this New Orleans French bread pizza.

I highly recommend that you shred or grate your own cheese at home. Don’t buy the pre-shredded or pre-grated stuff. It has stuff added to it to keep it from sticking together. That ‘stuff’ affects how the cheese melts. Shred it yourself and use the good stuff.

Also try my southwest grilled chicken French bread pizza.

New Orleans French Bread Pizza
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New Orleans French Bread Pizza

This New Orleans French bread pizza is flat out delicious. Everything on it tastes soooo good. There isn’t a pizza like you might be used to. Instead, there are artichokes, salty olives, roasted red peppers and tender chicken strips. And of course, cheese.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword French bread, pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 500kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Place bread in the oven for a few minutes until it gets just a bit crispy. Remove.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the chicken and garlic cook for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Do not overcook as the chicken will cook more in the oven.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the artichokes, peppers, olives, oregano and pepper and 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  • Spoon mixture onto the bread halves and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Place in oven and bake 8-10 minutes or until bread is nice and crispy and the cheese is melted. Place under the broiler for 1 minute to lightly brown the cheese if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 921mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.