Shrimp Jambalaya

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 01, 2023
My husband enjoys many different types of food and never minds one-dish meals, writes Isabel Karon from Longville, Minnesota. This recipe is a flavorful favorite and perfect for a pair!


  • 1/4 cup each chopped green onions, celery and green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onions, celery and green pepper in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato paste, sugar, bouillon, basil and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add shrimp and ham. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 240 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 915mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.