Jambalaya In a Jiffy

Jambalaya In a Jiffy

Vanessa P. 0

"You'll appreciate this nicely spiced combination on days when you're pressed for time."


35 m servings 529 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 529 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 28.3 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.4g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 18.1 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 846 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and green bell pepper in the hot oil until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir garlic into vegetables and cook until fragrant and softened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir kielbasa sausage, tomatoes with juice, water, paprika, oregano, thyme, and hot sauce into onion mixture, bring to a boil, and stir in orzo. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until orzo are tender, about 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You may also want to brown the sausage before adding it to all the other ingredients. It is still excellent without browning first, though.
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  1. 17 Ratings


This recipe lived up to the name. I put shrimp into the recipe b/c it's not jambalaya (to me) without shrimp. I skipped the hot sauce, opting for a dash of cayenne.

This was a really tasty, quick dish. I did use rice since that it what I had. I will make this again.

This is a fast twist on jambalaya which keeps the kids happy and gets the family a yummy home-cooked meal quickly. I followed the recipe exactly and will definitely make it again. Thanks for sha...

This was a huge hit! I have a large family so I tripled the recipe. I used beef cheddar kielbasa and doubled the herds & spices. For added color I used red, orange, and yellow bell peppers. I wi...

Total quick no Brainer!! A great quick, tasty meal, easy to make. I too, used cayenne, and the flavor was fabulous! Next time shrimp and maybe some red beans. Very filling as well!

I love this recipe! so quick and easy. I followed the recipe exactly and added the cooked shrimp and people are amazed I made it. looks way more complicated than it really is.

This was wonderful and one of the easiest recipes I've tried. Like Lea, I skipped the orzo as I don't keep it on hand and served the rest over brown rice instead. Yummy! I'll definitely make t...

I chose not to use the pasta. Instead, I put the jambalaya over rice and it's just as tasty! :)

Very good & easy! Added chicken sausage & fresh shrimp w/tails on for last 5 min so they would be tender. Served w/additional salt & hot sauce on side and petite French baguettes! Great for a co...