Mel Miller of Perkins, Oklahoma shares this meaty and satisfying jambalaya.

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25 mins
10 mins
35 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, saute the sausage, chicken, onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in butter until chicken is browned. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

  • Stir in shrimp; cover and simmer for 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve over rice if desired; or cool, cover and freeze for up to 2 months.


Nutritional Analysis: 1 cup (prepared with turkey sausage and reduced-fat butter; calculated without rice) equals 220 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 675 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 28.7g; carbohydrates 21.7g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 121.2mg; sodium 875.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (109)

Rating: 5 stars
Made this last night 072809, it is very good. Furthermore, I did use several of the suggestions by the other reviewers. I used the amount of meat exactly as the recipe suggests but I thought it could have had a little more shrimp; like ¾ lb instead of ½ lb. As far as the spices I doubled all of them as suggested by another reviewer, and I added 2 TBS of crushed peppers along with 1/8 teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice (Definitely Optional). Additionally, I added (1) 14oz can of chicken broth and a splash of White Wine along with 1 TBS of tomato flavored chicken bouillon; all optional except the (1) 14 oz can of chicken broth. I agree with the other reviewers it would be too much tomato and not enough broth without the extra can of chicken broth. I made boxed New Orleans style rice from the store which had dried veggies and seasoning in the mix; I used two boxes of the mix and added one 10oz can of Rotel Tomatoes for each box. The box directions call for meat and other items to be added but of course I already had that in the Jambalaya. I served the Jambalaya and Rice separate but later mixed them together for storage of leftovers, it makes a lot. Next time I will just mix them together at the start. This is a good recipe and can be tweaked to what you like, I like very spicy Jambalaya, but if I were to make a single recommendation to this recipe it would be make it like the recipe but add one 14oz can of chicken broth. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent!! The only change I made was add a can of seasoned chicken broth before putting in the tomatoes & paste. YUM!! Will make again and again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was an exceptional meal! I followed the recipe on everything *except*: after adding all but the shrimp, I thought it looked a little too pasty, especially to go over rice, so I added two cups of chicken broth, making it just a bit more stew-like. Did I compromise the original recipe and thus insult the cajun cuisine? Maybe. Did it still taste amazing? Yeah! I also was a little shocked at how mild this was, for a Louisiana dish. Growing up in Utah, my family's idea of spice is a carrot. But this barely had enough kick to it to merit any yelps at the table, let alone clear the sinuses! Next time I will make it for myself and turn up the heat a bit more. Thank you, thank you for a fantastic dinner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Thank you, thank you and thank you! I have been looking for a GOOD jambalaya recipe and I finally found it! This is the BEST jambalaya recipe hands down. I did however like other reviewers made some adjustments. First, used less tomato paste, added splash of white wine, 1/4 cup of chicken stock, dash of thyme, dash of ground hot pepper flakes, and used franks hot sauce. It was absolutely delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is wonderful. I didn't have tomato paste so I used tomato sauce and it was just fine. Other than that i followed the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great! I added 1 can of chicken broth as other users suggested. :o) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was awesome. My husband and I loved it. We ate ALL of it. I made it two nights in a row!! I did not make any changes to the recipe. It was very easy and affordable. I definitely recommend trying it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My fiance and I really loved this. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I thought the tomato flavor was a little too strong. I added a 1/4 cup of chicken broth and a couple tablespoons of white wine. I used turkey keilbasa. I served it over white rice. D-lish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was FANTASTIC. Just like jambalaya should be. Only thing was I didn't have any cayenne pepper so I don't think it was as hot as it should have been. I will next time!! I also substituted turkey sausage in for a lower fat meal! GREAT!! Read More