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Favorite Jiffy Jambalaya Recipe

Favorite Jiffy Jambalaya Recipe

Your family will love this hearty and smoky dish that comes together in a snap. A basic red beans and rice mix gets a quick makeover for a deliciously filling meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) red beans and rice mix
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce, optional


  • 1. Cook red beans and rice mix according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute sausage and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add the shrimp, tomatoes, brown sugar and hot sauce if desired. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Stir in rice mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 544 calories, 28g fat (8g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1754mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 27g protein.

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BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 101149
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"Very easy to make. We didn't add the shrimp because my dad is allergic, and we used turkey kielbasa instead of the smoked sausage to make it lighter. We also only had a box of black beans & rice, which worked just fine. I didn't really taste a difference with the brown sugar, maybe I will add a little more next time."

Suz56 User ID: 1788359 113856
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2009

"I made this at our vacation home and my 12 year old son went crazy over it. I also added chopped garlic and a can of beans and decided to omit the brown sugar. I am making it at home tonight!"

Sara C. User ID: 3750425 141660
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2009

"I thought this was awesome!! I made it for my "growing" brothers so I made this with 1 lb. of sausage instead of the 1/2."

spanakopita User ID: 3854619 105135
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"If you really want to make it easier...use 1 can of black beans, 1 jar of salsa and eliminate the onion, hot sauce, tomatoes, and brown sugar: the salsa has all of these. Mix all and cook...serve over rice. I liked this better."

reneekruss User ID: 3337461 106092
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2008

"Simple & delicious!! This recipe will be added to our favorites."

Moms_Garden User ID: 1302699 157710
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2008

"This was truly an easy recipe. I didn't add the hot sauce. Instead I used a couple of dashes of Creole Seasoning I had on hand. To feed my larger family, I used a 6-serving sized box of the red beans & rice. With the adjusted amounts of add-ins, it was the perfect amount."

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