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with shrimp / sausage / rice

Active: 40 minTotal: 40 min

Jambalaya is a Cajun-inspired one-pan dish made of vegetables, sausage, shrimp and rice. Layers of flavor build as the dish cooks, but onions, bell peppers and celery (often called the "holy trinity") get things started.



  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Bell peppers, green - 1, diced
  • Celery - 3 stalks, diced
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
  • Sausage, andouille (pre-cooked or smoked) - 8 oz, sliced (this can be spicy, so sub any mild pre-cooked sausage if you prefer)
  • Cajun seasoning - 3 tsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Rice, uncooked white - 1 cup (preferably long grain)
  • Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Stock, any type - 2 cups
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, white and green parts chopped and combined
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - for serving

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Shrimp - Defrost shrimp.
  2. Onions / Bell peppers / Celery / Garlic / Sausage - Prep as directed. Combine onions, bell peppers and celery. Store garlic and sausage in separate containers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make spice mix - Combine Cajun seasoning, thyme and oregano. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)


  1. Heat a Dutch oven with oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and saute until sausage is browned on the outside, ~5 minutes.
  2. Set sausage aside and return pan (including drippings) to medium-high heat. Add onions, bell peppers and celery and saute until tender, ~5 minutes. Add rice with garlic, tomato paste and spice mix and saute for 1 minute to coat rice in spices.
  3. Add sausage back into the pan with tomatoes (including liquid), stock and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Cover pan and reduce heat to low-medium. Cook, covered until rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. While jambalaya cooks, chop green onions (both white and green parts).
  6. Stir shrimp into jambalaya and put the lid back on. Cook, covered for 5 minutes more, until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Season with some salt, pepper and some hot sauce (if you’d like). Remove and discard bay leaves.
  7. Top jambalaya with green onions and serve with a spoonful of yogurt. Enjoy!

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This meal has 60 reviews

Delicious! This was a team effort. I did all the prep at home, then drove to my son's house where he assembled & cooked it. They didn't have any cajun seasoning, so we used Old Bay and it worked very well. It was spicier than expected, likely due to the andouille, but not over the top at all. We skipped the yogurt (son is non-dairy). I didn't miss it at all. It was a fun and easy meal to fix during conversation.

By: Ruth
Posted: Jul 15, 2019
Diet: Original

too spicy for me, and a bit liquidy. had to thicken it up with corn starch

By: Monique
Posted: Feb 03, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

Subbed chicken for shrimp since the wife does not eat seafood. Also used chorizo and brown rice. Came out great!

By: Bryan
Posted: Jan 31, 2018
Diet: Original

Really good. Spicy. I doubled the andouille sausage.

By: Tricia
Posted: Jan 20, 2018
Diet: Original


By: Barbie
Posted: Jan 19, 2018
Diet: Original

This was easy and yummy!

By: Sandra
Posted: Jan 17, 2018
Diet: Original