Slow-Cooker Jambalaya

Slow-Cooker Jambalaya

Make this Cajun/Creole dish as spicy as you like.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

8:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium celery stalks, chopped (1 cup)
3
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
2
cups chopped fully cooked smoked sausage
1
tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
3/4
pound uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen
4
cups hot cooked rice
  1. In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except shrimp and rice.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours (or High heat setting 3 to 4 hours).
  3. Stir in shrimp. If needed, reduce heat setting to Low; cover and cook on Low heat setting about 1 hour longer or until shrimp are pink and firm. Serve jambalaya with rice.

    Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
footnote
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Special Touch
Heat up this Cajun favorite by sprinkling with more red pepper sauce just before serving. If you want to use fresh parsley and thyme, add them with the shrimp so the flavor isn't lost during the long cooking.
Substitution
Spicy and smoky, andouille sausage is traditionally used for this dish. If you're in a more mellow mode, leftover ham works just as well.
Serve With
Spray the inside of a 1/2-cup measuring cup with cooking spray. For each serving press the hot rice into the cup. Place the cup upside down in the bottom of a bowl, and unmold the rice. Spoon the jambalaya around the mound of rice. Serve with warm crusty French bread.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 265
    • (Calories from Fat 100 ),
  • Total Fat 11 g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 g,),
  • Cholesterol 60 mg;
  • Sodium 710 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 12 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.