Pastalaya pronounced pasta-lie-a (like jambalaya) is a cross between a pasta dish and jambalaya (the Cajun sausage and rice dish). Is that confusing enough? No matter Pastalaya is delicious! My family devours it, even in its whole food incarnation with whole wheat penne pasta.
This recipe is not one of the popular one-pot meals. It is delicious though, and worth every bit of extra effort. Your family will request this over and over, as mine does!