I had a major hankering for jambalaya this week.  Not the “add sausage to rice mix” but the real deal.  I threw this together and called it amazing.  You can beat how easy it is – throw everything in the crock pot and forget about it until 30 minutes before you serve it! 

Easy Jambalaya Recipe (& Tasty Tuesday Link Up!) via Mini Van Dreams #recipes #easyrecipes #tastytuesday

Easy Jambalaya

Servings 8
Chef Julia - www.minivandreams.com


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package turkey kielbasa sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4-5 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 pound uncooked deveined and peeled shrimp (thawed if frozen), tail shells removed
  • 1 shrimp/crab boil pack
  • Brown rice optional


  1. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Add all ingredients (including boil packet), except rice and shrimp. Stir to incorporate.
  3. Cover and cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours (or high for 3 to 4 hours).
  4. Stir in shrimp 30 minutes prior to serving. Continue cooking until shrimp is pink and firm.
  5. Remove shrimp/crab boil packet and discard.
  6. Serve with rice, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Jambalaya
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


13 Comments on Jambalaya

  1. Pretty darn good, I even ate some shrimp. Not to mention it makes the house smell good while cooking.

  2. No problem! I can’t wait to try your recipe! I just found a place where we can buy chorizo – its rough living in a small farming community, sometimes! LOL.

  3. Hi Julia. Thank you for hosting such a great party! All your features look amazing and I’m thrilled that you featured my Cheese Ravioli Lasagna, what an honor! 🙂

    Have a beautiful day.

  4. Yum! Sounds delish and I like the fact that it’s cooked in a crock pot. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

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