The Big Easy Jambalaya

The Big Easy Jambalaya

61 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    37 m
  • Ready In

    52 m
Recipe by  Zatarain's®

“This flavorful dish is perfect for a Mardi Gras party, and it really is 'big easy.' The recipe can be easily doubled to serve 16 by using 2 packages of Jambalaya Mix, doubling all the other ingredients and cooking in a Dutch oven or saucepot.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Heat oil in large deep skillet or 5-quart Dutch oven on medium heat. Add onion and bell peppers; cook and stir 7 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, water and Jambalaya Mix. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in shrimp and sausage. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer or just until shrimp turn pink and rice and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

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I love this Jambalaya mix, and have been using it to make a kickin' version of this recipe for years! I substitute beer and/or wine for the water, though. It gives the dish a greater depth of flavor. I often use what I have on-hand for the protiens, but love when I have diced ham, shrimp, diced chicken, and either andouille sausage, or even kielbasa works well. I have also added black beans. I find this Jambalaya mix to be very versatile. This dish always impresses.



We make this recipe for your manager;s scoial hour at Chase Suite Hotel in Baton Rouge once a week and recieve rave reviews from our guests. Make it the way it is written the first time you prepare it and you will not change a thing the next time!

Angie O.

Angie O.

This was delicious and I didn't even have shrimp to add. But I know it would be awesome with shrimp too.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 184 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 510 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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