Smoky Sausage Jambalaya

55 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 85% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This is based on a recipe from Hillshire Farm's website. It's an easy one skillet meal that looks and tastes like you went to a lot of trouble making it.

"Turned out really good. Only I had to mess with the recipe as usual. I made a roux, need a roux for the right color and taste. Then I had to add mace and cloves, for some reason the flavor always seems to be missing something without them. I found the texture a bit mushy, since I think the tomatoes and vegetables also add moisture to the dish, so next time I'll use a cup and a half of rice. "


2 tablespoon Butter or margarine
1 medium Onion; chopped
1/3 cup Bell pepper; chopped
2 cloves Garlic; minced
1 pound Smoked sausage; cut into 1/4 inch slices-see note
2 cups Chicken broth
1 14.5-oz can Canned diced tomatoes; drained
1 cup Converted rice; Brown or white
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning; see note
Pickled jalapeno slices; optional-to taste

Original recipe makes 6



Melt butter in heavy, large lidded skillet over high heat. Add vegetables and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add all of the other ingredients, mix well, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 25 minutes or until the rice is done. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with fork and serving.


Use turkey sausage to reduce the fat. Use half the amount of Cajun seasoning if you're sensitive to spicy foods.

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I make my rice separate and then put this over the rice.
Debbielou 1y ago

Great and simple. Will make this one again and again.
RhumBaba 1y ago

Our family loves this Jambalaya. It's easy to through together.
Jp4 1y ago

Almost forgot to review this tks for the reminder. Made a couple weeks ago, it was ok, missing some flavor and didnt care for converted rice use. Not making again.
Aimeelady 2y ago

This dish is on weekly repeat. I use the recipe as written, except I add a whole bell pepper, fresh japaleno, black beans and okra. Great!
audabc 2y ago

Absolutely great!
Yummy111 2y ago

This was great!!!
chartrrs 2y ago

Great base for jambalaya! Added a few extra ingredients such as black beans and diced tomatoes w/green chilies. Next time I will double the recipe, because it was not enough for seconds and thirds for my family of four, which they were begging for. Thanks!
Twistedmama 2y ago

Made a quickie version of this with Success Rice, did not drain tomatoes. Delicious! Used Oscar Mayer Smokie Links which were discontinued but are now back on the market (yay!)
Lynn1775 2y ago

Easy to make & it tastes lovely!!
kakishawilliams 2y ago

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