Oven Baked Jambalaya


Impress your family and friends when you serve this classic and flavorful Creole dish and best of all, it's easily made in the oven. I brought a huge roaster pan full to a neighborhood fish fry and needless to say, there were no leftovers. Follow the link for the Creole Seasoning Blend, and make your very own seasoning!

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
16 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 3 tablespoons Creole seasoning blend (such as the one linked in the footnote)

  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes

  • 7 cups chicken stock

  • 3 cups chopped cooked ham

  • 3 cups cooked andouille sausage, sliced

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 3 cups frozen cooked shrimp

  • 4 cups uncooked long-grain white rice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt butter in large stock pot. Saute onion, green pepper, celery and garlic until tender, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add tomato paste and cook to brown slightly, stirring constantly. Stir in bay leaves, Creole seasoning blend and Worcestershire sauce. Pour into a large roasting pan. Squeeze tomatoes to break up into pieces, and add to mixture in pan. Stir in juice from tomatoes, chicken stock, ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp and rice. Mix well. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, stirring once halfway through baking time. Remove bay leaves before serving.

    close up view of Oven Baked Jambalaya with shrimp and sausage, garnished with fresh herbs over rice in a bowl


Get the recipe for Creole Seasoning Blend.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

541 Calories
26g Fat
48g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 541
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 1858mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 30mg 149%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 700mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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