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Easy Jambalaya

Easy Jambalaya-This easy jambalaya recipe is a classic dish of Louisiana. It contains turkey sausage, shrimp, and rice with a ton of flavor all while still being an easy jambalaya recipe to make for your family. www.domesticdee.com

This easy jambalaya recipe is a classic dish of Louisiana. It contains turkey smoked sausage, shrimp, and rice with a ton of flavor all while still being an easy jambalaya recipe to make for your family.

easy jambalaya

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Hey! I hope your day is going well. I must say lately it seems life is getting busy and time is just flying by before my eyes. I hate when this happens because it seems like days just run into each other. As a result, it is like I can barely catch a minute or two for myself. Thank goodness for the holidays.

easy jambalaya

This past holiday our schedule freed up and I was finally able to experience downtime. Yay, for a break! As a result, I had some time to have fun in the kitchen. It allowed me to be able to make this easy jambalaya recipe that I want to share with you.

easy jambalaya

WHAT IS JAMBALAYA?

Jambalaya is a Louisiana classic (Fun Fact: I was born there.) It is made up of vegetables known as the Holy Trinity (onion, green peppers, and celery), sausage, shrimp and rice. No, it is not a four-ingredient recipe but the other ingredients are not major that will intimidate you. You can thank me later.

Also, you can customize the meat if you like. This jambalaya recipe is so simple to craft up, it’ll have your back to your family in no time. When you get the time to get in your kitchen you should make this wonderful recipe.

WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JAMBALAYA AND GUMBO?

Jambalaya is a traditional rice dish and gumbo is a traditional stew type dish made with a dark roux to make the stew thick. However, they both include the Holy Trinity.

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This easy jambalaya recipe is a classic dish of Louisiana.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4-8
Ingredients
  • 1 pack of yellow rice, 5 oz
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced ( equaled 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 pack of turkey smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce, 6 oz
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, tails off
  • 1½ teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste, if needed
Instructions
  1. Cook rice according to packaging directions.
  2. In a large skillet saute onion, pepper, and garlic in oil for about 2 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add sausage and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add cooked rice and stir in tomato sauce.
  5. Add seasonings.
  6. Cook about 15-20 minutes until mixture is firm.
  7. Add shrimp and cook until pink, about 5 minutes.

Easy Jambalaya

This easy jambalaya recipe is a classic dish of Louisiana. It contains turkey smoked sausage, shrimp, and rice with a ton of flavor all while still being an easy jambalaya recipe to make for your family.
Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy jambalaya recipe with sausage and shrimp, easy recipe for jambalaya with shrimp and sausage, jambalaya, jambalaya recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author Dionne

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of yellow rice 5 oz
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced ( equaled 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 pack of turkey smoked sausage sliced
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce 6 oz
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp tails off
  • teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste if needed

Instructions

  1. Cook rice according to packaging directions.
  2. In a large skillet saute onion, pepper, and garlic in oil for about 2 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add sausage and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add cooked rice and stir in tomato sauce.
  5. Add seasonings.
  6. Cook about 15-20 minutes until the mixture is firm.
  7. Add shrimp and cook until pink, about 5 minutes.

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This easy jambalaya recipe is a classic dish of Louisiana. It contains turkey smoked sausage, shrimp, and rice with a ton of flavor all while still being an easy jambalaya recipe to make for your family.

 

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41 Comments

  • Reply Karly 2016/10/17 at 11:04 am

    Well, it’s 10am and I am now severely craving jambalaya. Totally normal, right?! Ha! But seriously, this is amazing. Cannot wait to try!

    • Reply Dionne 2016/10/20 at 8:48 pm

      Hey! Thanks for stopping by. That is too funny. I guess that is why they say we eat with our eyes. When you try it out make sure to let me know your experience.

  • Reply Kyle 2016/11/08 at 8:31 pm

    Hey, Dee! I made this recipe on Facebook Live on the page Quirky Momma. It was a huge hit and it turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply Dionne 2016/11/14 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! I am so glad you enjoyed it. Also, great video!

  • Reply Carrie Sutherland 2017/06/14 at 5:09 pm

    Can this recipe be made into a freezer meal?

    • Reply Dionne 2017/06/17 at 8:24 am

      I have not freezed this meal but it should be fine. Let me know if you do and how it goes.

  • Reply Patti 2017/07/04 at 9:25 pm

    Jambalaya was very good but this is NOT a 10 minute prep time meal. It took me more like 50 minutes with all of the different cooking times. It was worth it seriously took a lot longer.

    • Reply Dionne 2017/09/25 at 2:18 pm

      Let me know what areas took you the longest. I may be able to provide some tips to cut down the time.

  • Reply Sandy 2017/08/03 at 5:44 pm

    Made this twice, very good and easy! Made half with sausage and half with shrimp. Both equally good although different tastes. My husband says I can definitely add this to my menu. Thanks!

    • Reply Dionne 2017/09/25 at 2:13 pm

      YAY! Thank you for stopping by and letting us know how your family enjoyed it! Take care 🙂

  • Reply Sarai 2017/09/13 at 4:18 pm

    Delicious!

    • Reply Dionne 2017/09/25 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it.

  • Reply Lauren Taylor 2017/09/18 at 3:59 pm

    Do you thaw the shrimp or cook frozen? Sorry if its a silly question!

    • Reply Dionne 2017/09/25 at 2:07 pm

      There is no such thing as a silly question. Thaw the shrimp out so it won’t take long to cook.

  • Reply Stacie Hendrix 2017/10/11 at 11:34 am

    Sooo good! Thank you.

    • Reply Dionne 2017/11/29 at 3:01 pm

      I am glad you enjoyed it.

      • Reply Kendall Brown 2019/02/26 at 5:35 pm

        I absolutely loved it!!!

      • Reply Kelly 2019/04/23 at 5:46 pm

        This is my favorite jambalaya recipe!! My husband asks me to make it and cringes when I’ve tried to use a box jambalaya rice. It’s not even close to the same!

        • Reply Dionne 2020/04/23 at 9:16 pm

          That is too funny!. I’m glad your family enjoys the recipe. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply Tarynne Webb 2017/10/17 at 3:56 pm

    I made this recipe and it is delicious! however, I was having issues with it sticking to the pan and burning the seasoning. Do you have any suggestions for that? More olive oil?

    • Reply Dionne 2017/11/29 at 3:03 pm

      Try turning down the heat setting and if that does not work then add a little oil.

  • Reply Kristen 2017/11/09 at 6:15 pm

    I’m making this now, but found that my mixture was already pretty firm from the beginning. Should water be added? I added a bit to help with the shrimp

    • Reply Dionne 2017/11/09 at 6:22 pm

      Don’t add water. Just let the shrimp cook by steaming with the lid on.

  • Reply Avery 2017/11/17 at 11:06 am

    Did you use tomato sauce or tomato paste?
    Thanks!

  • Reply Nancy LaFlamme 2018/01/17 at 4:22 pm

    Making this for supper tonight. I used home made farmer sausage instead of the smoked sausage. I was not able to find yellow rice in Canada so I made my go to with turmeric. I substituted the tomatoe sauce with my canned tomatoes. It should be ready to eat in a few minutes and it smells heavenly.

    • Reply Dionne 2018/01/20 at 7:52 am

      So cool! Awesome substitutions to make it adjust to your family’s preference. Let me know how it turned out!

  • Reply Mandy 2018/02/20 at 6:33 pm

    I could not find yellow rice locally, will it turn out with white rice?

  • Reply April 2018/03/14 at 6:33 pm

    Made this evening exactly as written and it was delicious. My hubby was craving Jambalaya and loved this dish. Thank you so much for sharing ?

    • Reply Dionne 2020/04/23 at 9:05 pm

      You’re welcome. I’m glad your family enjoyed it!

  • Reply Candee 2018/09/20 at 6:21 pm

    Quick, easy & good! Definitely adding to the dinner rotation! Thank you!

  • Reply Shawnee 2018/12/09 at 10:15 am

    We went to Universal Studios for Mardi Gras and my husband had their Jambalaya. He wanted me to find a homemade recipe and I came across your recipe. I have made it twice and I am going to make it again tonight. My family loves it. I have also frozen it for a quick lunch it works great. Thank you for posting this recipe.

    • Reply Dionne 2020/04/23 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad your family enjoys it!

  • Reply Cathy 2019/02/01 at 6:17 pm

    Hi! I have made the jambalaya recipe several times now. It’s a huge hit!!!!

    • Reply Dionne 2020/04/23 at 9:14 pm

      I’m glad your family enjoys it.

  • Reply A M 2019/06/05 at 10:15 pm

    This recipe is definitely a staple in my house. I cook the sausage while the rice is cooking. Then remove the sausage and saute the onion, bell pepper and garlic in the same pan. I then add diced chicken (omitting the shrimp) and cook until cooked through. Then follow the remainder of your steps.

    It comes out SO well. Even my picky eating children love it.

    Thank you.

    • Reply Dionne 2020/04/23 at 9:13 pm

      Sounds good. Thanks for sharing how you customized it for your family.

  • Reply Tina Roosen 2020/04/14 at 11:56 am

    I made this last night and it was absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it! The only substitution i made (because I had it on hand already) was use Andouille sausage instead of smoked turkey 🙂 5-Star recipe!

    • Reply Dionne 2020/04/23 at 8:55 pm

      I’m glad your family enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

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