You'll appreciate this nicely spiced combination on days when you're pressed for time.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and green bell pepper in the hot oil until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir garlic into vegetables and cook until fragrant and softened, about 2 minutes.

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  • Stir kielbasa sausage, tomatoes with juice, water, paprika, oregano, thyme, and hot sauce into onion mixture, bring to a boil, and stir in orzo. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until orzo are tender, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You may also want to brown the sausage before adding it to all the other ingredients. It is still excellent without browning first, though.

Nutrition Facts

529 calories; 28.3 g total fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 846 mg sodium. 48.4 g carbohydrates; 18.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2013
This recipe lived up to the name. I put shrimp into the recipe b/c it's not jambalaya (to me) without shrimp. I skipped the hot sauce opting for a dash of cayenne. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/14/2016
This recipe shows shrimp on the picture but did not have shrimp in it. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2013
This recipe lived up to the name. I put shrimp into the recipe b/c it's not jambalaya (to me) without shrimp. I skipped the hot sauce opting for a dash of cayenne. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2013
This recipe lived up to the name. I put shrimp into the recipe b/c it's not jambalaya (to me) without shrimp. I skipped the hot sauce opting for a dash of cayenne. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2013
This is a fast twist on jambalaya which keeps the kids happy and gets the family a yummy home-cooked meal quickly. I followed the recipe exactly and will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2013
This was a really tasty quick dish. I did use rice since that it what I had. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2014
Total quick no Brainer!! A great quick tasty meal easy to make. I too used cayenne and the flavor was fabulous! Next time shrimp and maybe some red beans. Very filling as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2014
This was a huge hit! I have a large family so I tripled the recipe. I used beef cheddar kielbasa and doubled the herds & spices. For added color I used red orange and yellow bell peppers. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/13/2016
This recipe shows shrimp on the picture but did not have shrimp in it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2016
I've never had true Jumbalaya before so I'm not sure how close this is the "the real thing" but if Jumbalaya is even remotely similar in flavor then I'm a fan. This was fantastic!!! I used andoulli sausage instead of the kielbasa and added a 1/2lb of shrimp. I might just make this a weekly staple. It was simple to make with minimal ingredients and minimal time spent cooking. Awesome dish. Can't say enough good things about it! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2017
I have made this several times and it is a family favorite. I have even substituted frozen vegetables for the peppers when I didn't have peppers and it was still delicious. Very quick and easy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2015
Quick AND good! Read More