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Jambalaya Casserole

Whenever family and friends get together, this is the dish I am asked to prepare. It's delicious, economical and easy to fix. -Evelynn Anderson Lugo Kenner, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    3 casseroles (8 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 3 large onions, chopped
  • 3 large green peppers, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups butter
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 9 cups chicken broth
  • 6 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 3 tablespoons browning sauce, optional
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper

Directions

  • In several large skillets, saute the onions, green peppers and celery in butter until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Place in several large bowls; stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Transfer to three greased shallow 3-qt. baking dishes. Cover and bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring twice.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 483 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1448mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • grjen
    Dec 3, 2018

    I didn't really care for this recipe. I browned the sausage before sauteing the vegetables. Despite the fact that I cooked the casserole for longer than required and added extra liquid, the rice was still not cooked completely. I don't think I will make this again.

  • heidiclark1
    May 28, 2015

    This is a stand-by at our house. I cut the recipe in thirds to make one casserole. I typically add cooked chicken or shrimp. I also substitute canned tomatoes when I don't have fresh on hand. Always a winner with my family!

  • meganshakes
    Aug 4, 2014

    This was pretty good and really easy to put together. I also didn't have the fresh tomato so I used canned and omitted the salt so it wouldn't be too salty. I thought it needed more of a meat flavor, so maybe next time I'll add more sausage, cube it, and then saute it with the veggies to help the flavors mix better. My husband went back for seconds and thirds after the kids were in bed, so you know it had to be good.

  • Creative1Cook
    Jan 20, 2013

    Great flavor and easy to make. I didn't have fresh tomato, so used 1 can of crushed and cut the salt to 3/4 tsp; used 1/4 tsp. of cajun seasoning in place of hot sauce.

  • trekce
    Nov 3, 2011

    one of our staple dinners when we have a crowd to feed! everyone loves it!

  • hooverhousehold
    Aug 11, 2010

    I used turkey sausage and light butter and it was fantastic!

  • whiffy59
    Jul 20, 2010

    I cut this recipe by 1/3 to make 1 casserole. It was delicious! Next time I will add shrimp along with the sausage. A big hit with my family- I will definitely make it again!

  • sburk2112
    Dec 21, 2009

    Easy to make and taste GREAT !!

  • mrs_h
    Feb 1, 2009

    I use half the butter suggested to save fat.