Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Shrimp and Sausage

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If you like to spice things up a bit, this Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Shrimp and Sausage will be right up your alley.

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Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Shrimp and Sausage

I found a package of sausages in my freezer the other day. I also found some jumbo shrimp there. So I went to the store to pick up a family-size box of Zatarain’s Jambalaya. I have made this box of jambalaya many times in the past. But I like to doctor things up a bit to make it my own. This jambalaya is the result of many tweaks on the recipe.

This is the BEST easy jambalaya recipe, and here is why:

  • The base is a boxed mix that is improved by tweaking.
  • With the addition of shrimp and sausage, there is something for everyone.
  • This is one of those recipes that actually gets better with age, so leftovers are great.

What goes into Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Shrimp and Sausage?

  • Zatarain’s Jambalaya box mix
  • Shrimp
  • sausage
  • stewed tomatoes
  • onion
  • mushrooms
  • olive oil

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How to make Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Shrimp and Sausage:

  1. Saute the onion and mushrooms in the olive oil.
  2. Add the shrimp, sausages and stewed tomatoes to the skillet.
  3. Add the box of Zatarain’s and water and simmer, covered, until the rice is tender.

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NOTES–The three most important things about this recipe:

  1. This is a moderately spicy dish.
  2. You can use any type of sausage you like–mild or spicy.
  3. If you have a lot of tomatoes from the garden to use up, these could be used instead of the can of stewed tomatoes.

What should I serve with Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Shrimp and Sausage?

A good southern cornbread would be excellent to serve alongside this very southern recipe.

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If you like this recipe, please like and share it–Thanks!

5 from 1 vote
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Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Shrimp and Sausage
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

The base is a boxed mix of Zatarain's which could not be easier.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French, Mexican
Keyword: cajun, rice, spicy
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Renea
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, cut into sections
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces shrimp, uncooked or cooked, that have been peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 8 ounces sausage, any variety, fully cooked, sliced
  • 14 - 15 ounce canned stewed tomatoes
  • 12 ounces Zatarain's Jambalaya (family size)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
Instructions
  1. To a large skillet, saute the mushrooms and onions in the olive oil until tender over medium heat. If using raw shrimp, add them now and saute a minute or two until lightly cooked. Also add the sliced sausage.

  2. Add the stewed tomatoes and break up large chunks with your spoon. Add the jambalaya mix and water. Cover and simmer over low heat 25-30 minutes or until the rice is tender.

  3. If you are using cooked shrimp, add them 5 minutes before serving to heat through.

If you made this recipe, please let me know what you thought in the comments and give it a star rating–xoxo Renea

After you try this jambalaya recipe, you will understand why I call it a BEST. For another great one-pot wonder recipe, try my Ranch Beans Transformed into Chili Mac. Cajun Cooking Recipes is a blog dedicated to all things cajun you might want to explore.

 



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