Bubba's Jambalaya


Easy Southern classic, with chicken, sausage, ham, and shrimp.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
12 servings


  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ pound cubed cooked ham

  • ½ pound cubed cooked chicken

  • ½ pound cubed smoked sausage

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes, with liquid

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice

  • ½ pound salad shrimp


  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Add celery, bell pepper, and onion to the bacon drippings, and cook until tender.

  2. Add the ham, chicken and sausage to the pot, and pour in the tomatoes, beef broth and chicken broth. Season with thyme and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and add the rice. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.

  3. Stir in the shrimp and bacon just before serving, and heat through. If you use uncooked shrimp, let it cook for about 5 minutes before serving.

    close up view of Jambalaya in a white bowl
    Todd Mueller

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
14g Fat
32g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1177mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 536mg 11%

* 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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