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Easy Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe

This Southern dish is my family's favorite. They love the hearty combination of sausage, shrimp and rice. I appreciate the fact that it cooks in one pot for a marvelous meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 3/4 pound bulk hot or mild Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 pound fresh medium shrimp, peeled and deveined


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook sausage until browned; drain. Stir in onion and green pepper until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, broth, ham, rice, bay leaf and thyme; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Stir in shrimp; cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 330 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 1125mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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