Easy Jambalaya


I clipped this recipe out of Southern Living magazine ages ago.  The original recipe calls both for chicken and smoked sausage, but I leave the chicken out.  If you like it very meaty, you might want to double the smoked sausage.

Here’s what you’ll need:


1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 pound smoked sausage, sliced (I use turkey smoked sausage)

olive oil

3 cups uncooked long-grain rice

2 cans French onion soup

1 can beef broth

1 can chicken broth

2-3 tsp. Creole or Cajun seasoning

hot sauce

Saute the onion, green pepper and smoked sausage in a bit of olive oil in a large Dutch oven.  Stir in the other ingredients.  Bake, covered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Give it a stir about 30 minutes into the baking time.  Makes 8-10 servings.

Mine was no where near done in 30 minutes, but I think that might have to do with the Walmart brand rice, as I’ve had that problem before with that rice.  I pulled the pan out of the oven and brought it to a boil on the stove, then popped it back in for a while longer.

I also used 3 tsp. of the Cajun seasoning, which was a bit much for the little people in the house.  They ate it, but complained of the heat.  I didn’t use the hot sauce, but my husband added it to his serving.  He can take the heat better than the rest of us.


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  1. As always, this looks good!

  2. I love jambalaya, but I usually grab a box of Zatarin’s! Thanks for a simple recipe that I can actually do.

  3. Happy Friday! Dropping by from sits. Have a great weekend.

    Ms Cupcake
    Zen Cupcake

  4. Aw man, now you’ve made me hungry!

  5. I’m always looking for new gluten-free recipes! This one looks promising.

  6. I can’t wait to make this – yum-o!

  7. Jambalaya is so hot and I’m not into sausage that much but this looks like a tasty meal. It may be worth serving if I was entertaining guests, babysitting or working. Actually, it may be a nice thing to feed actors and crew who I work with. I may link to this from my film food blog and send to some filmmaking friends!

  8. i use a rice cooker for perfect rice every time and then sautee all the ingredients and toss together… great website..

  9. Brittany says:

    Great recipe! I added some tomatoes, black beans and chicken. Turn out amazing 🙂

  10. I was wondering if you could make this in a crockpot. I don’t have a Dutch Oven. Thanks

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