Move over Zatarain's® this is healthier and tastier.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir sausage until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion to sausage; cook and stir until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir sweet pepper, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, celery salt, and red pepper flakes into sausage mixture; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

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  • Mix quinoa into sausage mixture; cook and stir until quinoa is slightly toasted, about 1 minute. Pour broth and marinara sauce over quinoa mixture. Cover skillet and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to add shrimp, diced chicken, or sub in extra veggies.

Add more or less cayenne for your heat preference, or drizzle with Sriracha for a real kick in the pants.

Nutrition Facts

420 calories; protein 14.7g; carbohydrates 26.1g; fat 27.8g; cholesterol 56.1mg; sodium 1091mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2015
Thank You Jessica Collin for getting me to like quinoa! Can t tell you how many quinoa recipes I ve tried but this one did the trick. I took the suggestions under the cook s notes and added shrimp chicken and a few other veggies. I started by sautéing andouille sausage which is my preference in Cajun recipes. Then I added the shrimp cooked until almost done and removed everything from the pan. Then I cooked the chicken in the same pan and removed. I added a tad more oil and sautéed the veggies with the seasonings. I went with a true trinity: onions peppers and celery. I didn t have any marinara so I tossed in a couple of chopped fresh tomatoes. My jambalaya loving husband requested seconds! Quinoa might just be the new norm with this classic dish. Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2017
This is the first meal I have ever made that I couldn't eat. Not just that I threw out the left overs... I can't even think of a way to make this better without getting rid of core ingredients. Read More
(4)
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2015
Thank You Jessica Collin for getting me to like quinoa! Can t tell you how many quinoa recipes I ve tried but this one did the trick. I took the suggestions under the cook s notes and added shrimp chicken and a few other veggies. I started by sautéing andouille sausage which is my preference in Cajun recipes. Then I added the shrimp cooked until almost done and removed everything from the pan. Then I cooked the chicken in the same pan and removed. I added a tad more oil and sautéed the veggies with the seasonings. I went with a true trinity: onions peppers and celery. I didn t have any marinara so I tossed in a couple of chopped fresh tomatoes. My jambalaya loving husband requested seconds! Quinoa might just be the new norm with this classic dish. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2016
Great recipe; enjoyed by the entire family! I included shrimp as others suggested and I sautéed the onions for a few minutes before the sausage which allowed them to "caramelize" slightly and give the dish a bit more flavor. Other than that I followed this recipe verbatim and will definitely make again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2017
This is the first meal I have ever made that I couldn't eat. Not just that I threw out the left overs... I can't even think of a way to make this better without getting rid of core ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2016
Delicious! Always looking for something different to do with quinoa. I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of marinara sauce, so it need to cool for about 10 minutes longer but it was well worth it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2015
Easy and delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2017
Easy and very tasty. I used a smoked chicken kielbasa and added celery a red pepper and some chopped spinach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2015
I made this the night before last it was great it was a really big hit. I deviated from the recipe just a little I used heat and serve quinoa and I used beef bullion stocks cubes. I also used crushed canned tomatoes and paprika to keep it on the mild side Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2016
This was delicious. I added shrimp and used chicken sausage. I used 3 fresh tomatoes instead of marinara sauce and two pinches of pepper flakes. Otherwise I made it as the recipe states. It was spicy and delicious. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2017
This came out fabulous! I added 1 lb precooked thawed medium shrimp at the end coz we love shrimp in our jambalaya! Husband loved it also. I usually make it with rice but we've been trying to eat healthier and this did not disappoint. I didn't want to open a jar of marina for the small amount this recipe called for so I just used approx 1 cup chopped tomatoes. Read More
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