Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes 8 to 10 servings

Build deep flavors by sautéing the aromatic trinity of onion, celery, and pepper in the andouille drippings with herbs, garlic, and spices.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook sausage in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon.

Step 2

Add diced onion and next 7 ingredients to hot drippings; sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes, next 3 ingredients, and sausage. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

Step 3

Stir in shrimp; cover and cook 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in parsley. Serve immediately.

Step 4

To Freeze: Prepare recipe as directed. Line bottom and sides of a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; fill with jambalaya. Cover and freeze. To serve, remove foil, return casserole to original baking dish; cover and thaw in refrigerator 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Bake at 350° until thoroughly heated.

Ratings & Reviews

mdgoose's Review

November 19, 2013
This is good. When I added the 3 cups of chicken broth it looked like it could use more so I added the remainder of the can plus a little water. When I stirred the sauce about 10 minutes in it still looked thick so I added another 14.5 oz. can of broth. That seemed to do it. Except for that I followed the recipe. Everyone liked it.

December 27, 2017
Why would you give a positive review to a recipe that sabotaged the chef? Clearly the rice is not right following the recipe.

July 03, 2016
"I am curious as to what kind of rice one uses" - Traditionally, jambalaya is made with long-grain white rice.  ... "Please don't suggest white rice" - OK, nevermind.

Made it Vegan and it was Delish!

August 08, 2017
This was a really great recipe.  I Veganized it.  I used vegan shrimp, vegan andouille sausage, vegan chicken, and a vegan mock chicken broth.  I also replaced the rice in the recipe with farro. This was an amazing dish.  I will definitely make again and again! 

The author did not cook or check this recipe. It is garbage.

December 27, 2017
By the time you finish following this recipe to the T, you will have a massive pot of mushy rice, from all of your desperate stirring and water adding as you try to get the rice to cook. Way too much rice, way too little liquid. Rice should also be pan fried with sausage or veggies. Save yourself the mushy headache, the angry, hungry girlfriend and your money. Poorly written and not tested. This recipe is a fail. I will go back to eating my sad mush now.

Alleycatt922's Review

January 05, 2014
I did everything as instructed except an accidental overdose of creole seasoning. Turned out phenomenally!

BrennieBoots's Review

September 18, 2014
I have never made Jambalaya before and my boyfriend asked if I'd make it for his birthday dinner. I was a little worried about how it was going to turn out, but this recipe was both easy and fabulous. Definitely keeping this as 'my jambalaya' recipe. :)

Nancy123's Review

November 24, 2013
I have tried numerous Jambalaya recipes, including others that were in Southern Living that I did not like. This one is the best. Great flavor and just the right amount of spice. Instead of 3 cups of broth, I used a little more, (2 cans) and only (1 can) of diced tomatoes. So delicious! Glad I finally found one I love and my husband does too.

Ad's review

January 31, 2016
This needed way more liquid than the recipe calls for. I used only 1 can of tomatoes, didn't drain it, and used 3 cups of broth, then another cup, THEN a 14 oz can of broth. It took an additional 20+ minutes to cook. Good flavor, but not the "best I've ever tried".

Suzanne's Review

February 10, 2016
This was very good, with a few changes (thus 4 stars). I increased the amount of heat substantially, as it seemed too mild on first tasting. I added some red pepper flakes and several strong dashes of Tabasco, as well as salt and black pepper. It really helped. Having previously made a similar version from Cooking Light, I had so much trouble getting the rice to be tender,  I decided to cook the rice separately, using only the chicken broth, until it was almost tender. Then I added it to the vegetable mixture along with the chicken, tomatoes and sausage (smoked andouille chicken sausage), and cooked it until tender and well-heated (I did add a little more beef broth and did not drain the tomatoes). This really made a big difference, the vegetables still had their texture and color, the rice was tender but not mushy, and the spice level was just right for us. I served it with some steamed broccolini and the New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding (from this site). We really enjoyed this bit of New Orleans at home.