Sausage Jambalaya

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 391.8
  • Total Fat: 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 49.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2,324.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 15.8 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Sausage Jambalaya calories by ingredient


Cajun rice and sausage dish Cajun rice and sausage dish
Number of Servings: 5


    14 oz package Hillshire Farm Turkey Smoked Sausage, cut into bite-sized chunks
    1 TBSP olive oil
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 large red pepper, diced
    1 medium celery stalk, cut on the bias into 1/8" pieces
    1 box of Zatarain's yellow rice
    1 TBSP stick margarine
    1 can diced tomatoes (14oz)
    1 jar homesyle chicken gravy (12 oz)
    2 cups fat-free chicken broth
    2 TSP Luzianne Cajun Seasoning (in spice aisle)
    Hot Sauce (optional).


Cook the yellow rice according to package directions (using 1 TBSP of margarine for a lighter version). While the rice is cooking, continue preparing:

In a large sauce pan, heat 1 TBSP olive oil and saute the smoked sausage on medium heat until it is lightly browned. Remove the sausage from the pan, keeping the drippings in the pan.

Add the onions and red pepper to the pan and saute about 2 minutes on medium heat. Add the Celery and continue to saute until the onions become transluscent.

Add the sausage, can of diced tomatoes (including liquid), chicken gravy, and 2 cups chicken broth to the pan with the vegetables. Bring heat to low so that the pan is just under a simmer.

Add 1 to 2 TSP of the Luzianne Cajun seasoning. Stir and wait about a minute. Taste the sauce and add more seasonings if desired, depending on how spicy you like your food. For added heat, add several dashes of red hot sauce.

By now, the rice should be finished cooking, add the entire batch of rice to the pan and mix well. You can eat right away or let the flavors marry for a while. If you don't have a really large pan to hold all this, you can use a slow cooker at the the end when combining the rice with the rest of the ingredients. It gets even better if it sits on low in a slow cooker for awhile.

Makes 5, 1-1/2 cup servings.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KRO-BAR.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    I went to the store and got all the ingredients. When I got home I broke the jar of gravy. LOL. Made it anyway without the gravey my son loved it or he was trying to make me happy. 😁 - 10/28/15

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    Very Good
    I am from Louisiana and was very impressed with this recipe. It was quick and good. BUT real La jambalaya is the BEST!! I just had to add that little info!! LOL - 1/18/08

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    Oh my this was so delicious and was a party for my taste buds. Spectacular. I am having it again for lunch today. - 11/8/07

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. This sounds wonderful. Make this for me!!! - 8/13/07