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Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Shrimp and Sausage

The base is a boxed mix of Zatarain's which could not be easier.

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword cajun, rice, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 250 kcal
Author Renea


  • 1 medium onion, cut into sections
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces shrimp, uncooked or cooked, that have been peeled, deveined, tails on or off
  • 8 ounces sausage, any variety, fully cooked, sliced
  • 14 - 15 ounce canned stewed tomatoes
  • 12 ounces Zatarain's Jambalaya (family size)
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  1. To a large skillet, saute the mushrooms and onions in the olive oil until tender over medium heat. If using raw shrimp, add them now and saute a minute or two until lightly cooked. Also add the sliced sausage.

  2. Add the stewed tomatoes and break up large chunks with your spoon. Add the jambalaya mix and water. Cover and simmer over low heat 25-30 minutes or until the rice is tender.

  3. If you are using cooked shrimp, add them 5 minutes before serving to heat through.