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Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

A delicious and classic southern dish

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 1 hour 15 minutes
Total 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 884 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sausage kielbasa or andouille, sliced
  • 1 pound smoked ham cubed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 green bell pepper cored and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper cored and diced
  • 1 cup seeded and diced tomato
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced OR ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons diced fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon diced fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups long-grain rice rinsed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 to 8 dashes hot sauce optional
  • ½ cup chopped scallions divided
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh parsley divided
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 pound medium shrimp deveined (20 to 24 count)


  1. 1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, add the kielbasa and saute for 8 to 10 minutes, until browned. Remove the kielbasa to a bowl, and set aside.
  2. 2. Add the ham to the same pot and cook 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove to the bowl with the kielbasa, and set aside.
  3. 3. Add the butter, onion, celery and peppers to the same pot and saute for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  4. 4. Add the tomato, garlic, jalapeno or cayenne, oregano, thyme, and tomato paste and cook until all the vegetables and herbs are blended well.
  5. 5. Add the stock and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the rice, and add the sausage, ham, bay leaves, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Return to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  6. 6. Add ¼ cup of the scallions, ¼ cup of the parsley, the lemon juice and the shrimp, and stir well. Cover the pot, remove it from the heat and allow the jambalaya steam, for 15 minutes, before serving.
  7. 7. Garnish with the remaining ¼ cup scallions and ½ cup parsley, and a dash of hot sauce, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
Amount Per Serving
Calories 884 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 293mg98%
Sodium 3193mg139%
Potassium 1158mg33%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 1940IU39%
Vitamin C 71.1mg86%
Calcium 204mg20%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.