Healthy Jambalaya Recipe- you won’t believe how easy this jambalaya recipe is! Throw out the box mix and make your own in under an hour with whole, healthy ingredients.

Cajun Jambalaya

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Creole
Keyword: easy jambalaya
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 550 kcal
This Cajun Jambalaya is a mouthwatering recipe that can be ready in less than an hour. Andouille turkey sausage and shrimp give this recipe so much flavor!


  • 2 teaspoons light extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 4 inch ribs celery cut into quarter sections
  • 1 cup bell pepper chopped, can be one color or assorted
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 cups uncooked minute brown rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14.5- ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes un-drained
  • 5 links andouille turkey sausage sliced into 1/2 rounds (fully cooked)
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp cooked, peeled and de-veined


  1. Heat Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan, swirling to coat. Add onion and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add celery, bell pepper and garlic. Continue to saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Add brown rice through canned diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer and cover. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Fluff with a large fork or spoon, add shrimp and and sausage. Cover and continue to heat on low for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove bay leaves and thyme springs. Mixture will have a little bit of liquid, but not be soupy. Taste test rice, as brown rice can sometimes be finicky. Allow to rest for a few minutes uncovered before serving.
  5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Jambalaya
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 199mg66%
Sodium 1299mg56%
Potassium 870mg25%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1165IU23%
Vitamin C 58mg70%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.