Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is very yummy. This was my first jambalaya recipe and it was perfect. I got the recipe from someone's web site (

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add sausage and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add onions, bell peppers and celery.
  4. Season with salt and cayenne and saute for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden, wilted and soft.
  5. Add rice and stir to coat evenly.
  6. Add tomatoes with juice, garlic, bay leaves, water and thyme.
  7. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes.
  8. Season shrimp with salt and cayenne.
  9. Add to mixture and cook for 10 more minutes.
  10. Cook until rice is tender, liquid is absorbed and shrimp is pink.
  11. Remove from heat and let stand covered for about 5 minutes.
  12. Remove bay leaves and stir in green onions and serve.
Most Helpful

Very easy and one pot dish!!!

stef_graves January 24, 2014

Great recipe, easily adaptable. I used less oil and less sausage (spicy andouille, so no need for the cayenne), and I used more tomatoes (a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes plus an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce) and a little white wine. I was feeding a crowd, and It all tasted delicious. I'll remember this one next time I want an easy-to-put-together jambalaya!

vrvrvr March 11, 2013

Easy to make and full of flavor. The seasonings were just right. I used very little cayenne, just a hint, as I was feeding two toddlers and they both cleaned their plates. I would probably cut the cooking time/temperature down a bit next time to avoid the mushy rice problem. Overall it was great and I'll make it again soon. I used smoked turkey sausage.

Pinkytz October 15, 2007