Bubba's Jambalaya

458 Reviews 28 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Recipe by  FORDMAN88

“Easy Southern classic, with chicken, sausage, ham, and shrimp.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Add celery, bell pepper, and onion to the bacon drippings, and cook until tender.
  2. Add the ham, chicken and sausage to the pot, and pour in the tomatoes, beef broth and chicken broth. Season with thyme and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, and add the rice. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.
  3. Stir in the shrimp and bacon just before serving, and heat through. If you use uncooked shrimp, let it cook for about 5 minutes before serving.

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Quite delicious!!! I cooked the rice separately and used 1 can crushed tomatoes, 1 can tomato sauce, and used large fresh shrimp. Some extra seasonings, garlic powder and a little sugar to cut bitterness of tomatoes (maybe 1/2 tsp). Finally I added in about a cup of frozen okra 5 min before it was done. Served over buttered white rice w/ crusty french bread. My hunny could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!



Bubba, I love you. This recipe was AWESOME! My husband kept nudging me and telling me how good it was. I added more celery, onion, and bell pepper than I should have, but it was all the merrier. I didn't think it was going to be very good....until it all started to marry in the pot. YUUUUMMMMM. I even left out the bacon and shrimp, and it rocked!!!!! I used minute rice, boil in the bag, so I cooked the rice first, but not too much, and then poured it in the brew. That worked out really well. I'm always leary of cookin rice, I can screw that up fast! Uncle Ben's Boil in Bag is awesome.



I liked this version better than the one I had in New Orleans. I had kielbasa on hand and was looking for a way to use it, so I thought that putting it in a jambalaya sounded good. I used Smart Balance to saute the veggies instead of bacon... the bacon sounded too heavy, plus in the south, everything is cooked in butter, right? I used extra creole seasoning, an extra teaspoon or maybe a little more and served it with Crystal hot sauce. Excellent! My eight year old agrees.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 348 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs
  • 32.3 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 1143 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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