Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Orzo pasta replaces rice in this clever twist on a Creole favorite. The sauce is also delicious spooned over hot cooked spaghetti. Depending on the level of heat you prefer, use mild or regular tomatoes with green chiles or a can of each.

How to Make It

Step 1

Brown Italian sausage in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until sausage crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove sausage from Dutch oven using a slotted spoon, reserving drippings in Dutch oven.

Step 2

Cook chicken and pork in hot drippings in Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes or until browned on all sides. Add frozen onion mixture and next 4 ingredients, and sauté 5 minutes. Stir in diced tomatoes and green chiles, tomato paste, 1/4 cup water, and Italian sausage; cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring often, 20 minutes.

Step 3

Stir hot cooked orzo into jambalaya just before serving, or serve over hot cooked pasta. Garnish, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews

keddy1221's Review

July 15, 2010
This was a good recipe. I used Italian Turkey sausage and will season the pork and chicken next time before adding to the pan. It took a little while to prepare but little time to clean up since it was a one-pot dish. I will definitely make this again.

Tat2Lady's Review

April 19, 2010
Fantastic! And quick to make with the frozen veggies. Orzo made this recipe a delightful change of pace.

mandyw's Review

January 04, 2010
Everybody loved it, from the finicky 5 year old who does not want to try anything new to the husband who despises chicken. So easy too!

Gailcooks's Review

April 07, 2013
Even the picky 13 year old ate it! We liked the spice but next time would use one can of regular tomatoes to reduce the spice for the kids.

DLEPPER's Review

November 26, 2008
This recipe is FANTASTIC! Very easy, and great flavor. Avoid using HOT Italian Sausage...otherwise, the heat in the dish could really be too much for those who don't tolerate spicy foods.