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Speedy Jambalaya

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
Spicy sausage and colorful sweet peppers make this classic Cajun dish look as appetizing as it tastes. It’s impossible to say no to seconds! -Nicole Filizetti, Jacksonville, Florida


  • 1-1/3 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 pound fully cooked andouille or smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion and peppers in oil for 4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, bay leaves, salt, paprika, thyme, pepper and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in peas and sausage; heat through. Discard bay leaves. Serve with rice. Sprinkle each serving with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 346 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 1020mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 17g protein.

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