Easy Jambalaya Recipe

Easy Jambalaya Recipe Pinterest postAs the weather starts to get colder, it’s nice to have warm meals. This jambalaya recipe is the perfect dish for any cool evening. It’s easy to cook and doesn’t take very long to make.

If you’re looking for other easy dinner recipes for this fall and winter, check out these ideas:

Easy Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Easy Stovetop Chili Recipe


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Jambalaya Recipe Ingredients

jambalaya ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. of butter OR margarine
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 Pablano pepper (chopped finely)
  • 12-16 oz. smoked sausage, Andouille sausage, OR Kielbasa (cut into small pieces)
  • 8 oz. frozen salad shrimp
  • 14-oz. can chicken broth
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup instant rice (uncooked)
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 garlic clove (finely minced) OR 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


Jambalaya Recipe Directions

I typically make this jambalaya recipe in a large pot.


1. Saute Ingredients

onions, peppers, & spices simmering

After cutting up the ingredients, you will saute the onion, Pablano pepper, garlic clove, and spices in the melted butter (or margarine).

Saute them until they are soft.


2. Add more ingredients

After you are done sauteing, you will add the chicken broth.


3. Add the rest of the ingredients

jambalaya in pot

Thaw out the frozen shrimp, and add it to the pot along with the rest of the ingredients.

Simmer jambalaya for 30 minutes.

Remove bay leaf before serving!


4. Serve!

jambalaya in bowl

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easy jambalaya recipe

Easy Jambalaya Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 6 people


  • 2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 Poblano pepper (chopped finely)
  • 12-16 ounces smoked sausage, Andouille sausage, or Kielbasa (cut into small pieces)
  • 8 ounces frozen salad shrimp
  • 14 ounces chicken broth
  • 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup instant rice (uncooked)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Saute chopped onion, Pablano pepper, garlic, and spices in melted butter (or margarine).
  • Add chicken broth.
  • Thaw shrimp, then add along with the other ingredients.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes and remove bay leaf.

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