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Captain Russell's Jambalaya Recipe

Captain Russell's Jambalaya Recipe

“A tour guide in New Orleans gave me this recipe. It’s so easy to prepare. The deliciously authentic Cajun flavors make it one of my favorite recipes.” —Donna Lamano, Olathe, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup
  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked andouille sausage links, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large saucepan, combine first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in shrimp, sausage and rice. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and stir; cover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until rice is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 556 calories, 25 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 184 mg cholesterol, 1,345 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.