Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I make this the same way my Mom does. I'm not sure where she got the recipe. It is so fast and easy that I make it at least every two or three weeks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop onion and pepper roughly.
  2. Slice polish sausage into 1/4" slices.
  3. In a large pot heat oil and add polish sausage.
  4. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add onion and pepper.
  6. Cook until onion is translucent.
  7. Add all other ingredients except shrimp.
  8. (The optional tomato sauce just makes it more tomato-y) Stir.
  9. Cover and simmer on medium stirring at every 15 minutes.
  10. Taste and re season as needed.
  11. When rice is almost cooked (35-45 minutes) add shrimp.
  12. Cook an additional 10 minutes.
  13. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

With the exception of using chicken broth in place of the water, I followed your recipe. This was fantastic! Even my eight-year-old loved this...and she usually hates trying new foods. Thank you for sharing!

jeepmomma November 10, 2011

Delicious! My boyfriend always orders Jambalaya at restaurants so I thought I'd give it a try and make it at home for him. I assumed it was going to take a lot of time and ingredients but this recipe was so much easier than I expected! Very tasty too - will definitely make again!

ripleyjl January 13, 2011

I just made this tonight. Oh my gosh it was good! My husband and I both got seconds. The only change I made was to use imitation crab (we didn't have shrimp) and some black beans leftover from another recipe. I'll defiantly add the beans again! Delish!

TAHINAZ June 21, 2010