A simple and delicious sausage jambalaya that’s easy to make and will keep your entire family happy! This sausage jambalaya recipe is filled with spice, sausage, and a lot of southern flavor! It’ll become a staple on your family’s monthly meal plan and is a great option for anyone who loves sausage jambalaya from the south!
Easy Sausage Jambalaya Recipe
If any of you have had a baby, you’ll know that the last thing you want to do immediately after is cook. This recipe was created the week after I had my little guy last year when nobody wanted to cook. Okay, who am I kidding? I never want to cook unless the recipe calls for at least a cup of sugar like this maple bacon Texas sheet cake.
Luckily, one of my husband’s favorite things to do is cook, and he’s one of those people that can look into a fridge and come up with a delicious recipe out of thin air. Like this cajun sausage jambalaya.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never actually had jambalaya from a restaurant. I’ve only heard great things about it from my uncle who lived in New Orleans for two years and apparently makes a mean jambalaya. Most of the time it includes onions, which is a no-go for this girl, so I’ve just stayed away from it altogether. Not anymore. This jambalaya is one of my favorite things that my husband makes, and he makes a lot of great food.
Sausage Jambalaya Ingredients
How to Make This Sausage Jambalaya Recipe
Making this jambalaya is so easy, anyone could really do it! I’ve made a video to show you just how easy – it’s one meal you can have to the table in 30 minutes or less, easy!
What to Eat With This Sausage Jambalaya
Since it’s kind of a one-pot meal all in itself, I’d probably just go with one or two of the items from this list – a salad and a dessert!
Easy Cajun Sausage Jambalaya
- 1tbspolive oil
- 1 1lb. package smoke sausage, 1/4 diced and 3/4 sliced into rounds
- 3medium carrots, peeled and diced
- 4celery stalks, diced
- 5clovesgarlic, minced
- 2large bay leaves
- 1tspkosher salt
- 1/2tspsmoked paprika
- 1/2tspchili powder
- 1/2tspkofte mix - we bought ours from Turkey, but you can make it at home with this recipe
- 1 1/2cupswhite, long-grain rice, rinsed and dried
- 3cupschicken broth
- Heat oil in large sauté pan over medium heat.
- Add the sausage rounds (keep the diced sausage for later) and cook until browned and carmelized. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon to leave the drippings behind.
- Add the carrots, celery, and diced sausage and cook until slightly browned and softened, about 4 minutes.
- Add the garlic, salt, and dried spices to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the rice to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the rice is done.
- Remove the lid and stir in the sausage and serve.