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Smoked Sausage Jambalaya Recipe

Smoked Sausage Jambalaya Recipe

So easy and delicious! You can't go wrong with this New Orleans favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) jambalaya mix
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked beef sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup each chopped green, sweet red and yellow pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained


  • 1. Microwave jambalaya mix according to package directions. Meanwhile, saute sausage in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion and peppers; saute 4-5 minutes longer or until tender. Add tomatoes and heat through. Stir into jambalaya mixture. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor’s Note: This recipe was prepared with Zatarain's New Orleans-style Jambalaya Mix.

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 167558
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"Great easy weeknight dinner! Made as directed except I substituted fresh over-ripe August tomatoes for the canned. Nice way to use up a bounty of fresh peppers and tomatoes. Have also added leftover chopped ham. Teenage sons have practiced their veggie chopping skills with this recipe!"

meaganteal User ID: 814898 153132
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"We liked this recipe. Yes, it's from a box, however, it was quick and good, so we are happy. I did substiture turkey sausage for the smoked sausage."

tready2 User ID: 2509701 151559
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"The only objection I have with these box mixes is the SALT. Otherwise, I usually make my jambalaya from scratch. It is not difficult and we find time to make it ahead, let it age a day in the frig and it tastes better than the box mix."

lorac73 User ID: 7480633 95996
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"I would make this again. My hubby loves this kind of dish. I am not a "chef" so I appreciate all the advice and help I can get. Especially from those who do it gently. I will probably add chicken the next time."

LALH User ID: 613709 151260
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"Sometimes a box mix can do for a quick dinner, and especially good when adding other things as this one is. Zatarain is a great box mix espically with extra chicken, shrimp and sausage. We are not all professional chefs here, so some of us appreciate quick and easy meals.....especially since I don't expect to cook for governors, senators, mayors, or police chiefs. I also don't think it is necessary to be a cooking snob to others who are just trying to help those less familiar in the kitchen. Remember the old saying your mom brought you up with, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all!""

pagwife1 User ID: 3146556 170749
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"I agree with the 1 star reviews. Lets have recipes here for people that actually want to cook. Box mixes are for those that don't want to or don't have time. A second grade child could make this."

CajunPatriot User ID: 6403407 151558
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"Just get a box mix of this dish and follow the instructions and it will turn out as well or better than this recipe. I have prepared Louisiana, Cajun, and Creole Jambalayas for thousands over the years including governors, senators, mayors, police chiefs, and many others and each and every time had a tastier dish than this recipe. Even in Jamaica when I did not have any Louisiana seasoning or many ingredients. I guess this recipe is for those who just don't know better."

magic4me User ID: 3466492 153131
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"Disappointed that this was even on here. The recipe is on the back of any Jambalaya mix."

sue_242 User ID: 162815 151502
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"this is NOT a New Orleans favorite! in Louisiana, we do NOT put tomatoes in jambalaya!!!"

leh2020 User ID: 1692203 95995
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"I added chicken and shrimp and a little extra water so it wouldn't dry out-excellent!"

GlynnaWorley User ID: 7269500 95994
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"Fast, easy and very flavorful!"

TracieD User ID: 1894731 208950
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"This was so incredibly easy to make and tasted wonderful! Not to mention, the leftovers were just as tasty."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 97356
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"Well, I was making this recipe and for some reason, my jambalaya mix burned to a crisp in the microwave... I swear I put the correct amount of water in - the package said 25 minutes on high which seemed a bit much to me... Anyway, thank God the sausage and veggies were cooked separately! I just cooked some instant rice and used that instead, and added some garlic and cajun seasoning... It was delicious!"

miss_kristy User ID: 544379 127198
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"I tried this because my husband loves jambalaya. It was easy to make and even tasted better the next day. Next time I will add shrimp."

[email protected] User ID: 3486030 127194
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Great little recipe. We had never tried the box jambalaya mix before but it was great jazzed up with the sausage and peppers. We even added a little bit of chicken and it was rather tasty! Would definitely make again as it makes great leftovers."

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