How to Make Jambalaya-Ish, Jambalaya!

by Stacy G.

My husband loves jambalaya, but it's not my specialty. So I came up with a dish that I can throw together rather quickly. It tastes great, and is perfect for leftovers! Enjoy!


  • 1/2 C. chopped onion
  • 1/2 C. chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2T olive oil
  • (2) 14.5oz cans of Fire Roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 T. Creole seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12oz Spicy Andouille chicken sausage
  • 20-25 Lg. sized frozen shrimp
  • Cooked white rice
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First heat your oil on medium heat and add the chopped onions, peppers and garlic. Sauté till tender for 10 minutes.

    Step 2

    Onions, peppers and garlic

    Step 3

    Next, add the creole seasoning and sauté to release the aroma. Mmmm smells good!!! *I also put in a little Jerk seasoning

    Step 4

    I had 2 different cans of tomatoes, but normally I use the fire roasted for this recipe. It adds a nice, smoky flavor.

    Step 5

    After a couple minutes add the cans of diced tomatoes, stir and let simmer for 5 minutes.

    Step 6

    Stir in the tomatoes and taste to see if you need to add anymore seasoning, salt or pepper.

    Step 7

    Cut up the sausage and add it to the sauce.

    Step 8

    Sausage added

    Step 9

    This is the sausage I used, however you can use whatever you like. There's a pretty big selection I have found at the supermarket ( in the hot dog section)

    Step 10

    Cook for 8-10 minutes

    Step 11

    Then add in the frozen shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes. *the sausage and shrimp are already cooked so don't cook longer than 10-15 minutes at the most or they will get dry.

    Step 12

    This is from Trader Joe's

    Step 13

    Sausage and shrimp happy together!

    Step 14

    Good ole plain white rice.

    Step 15

    Put some rice on a plate, ladle the jambalaya over and EAT!!! I tend to add some crushed pepper for more heat. So satisfying. Yum