If you are looking for a really easy one pot meal that is big on flavor then you will love this one pot sausage jambalaya recipe. The seasoning for this easy one pot jambalaya recipe you probably already have on hand and the end result is a fluffy, flavorful and delicious meal that you can enjoy even during the busy work week.
About this sausage jambalaya recipe:
I love one pot meals that are big on flavor and easy to make. This easy jambalaya recipe checks off all of those boxes.
To keep it simple, I opted to use just andouille sausage and bacon for the meat portion of the jambalaya. You can add diced chicken to the recipe if you like to make it authentic.
I also added some diced yellow squash to boost the health benefits to make it a more complete meal and because you really do not even notice it.
The final result is a giant pan of pure deliciousness!
Here are the ingredients you will need for this sausage jambalaya:
- Andouille sausage (or cajun style sausage)
- Chicken stock
- Red and green peppers
- Louisiana style hot sauce (Crystal Hot sauce is what I use!)
- Yellow squash (optional)
This one pot meal is so amazingly simple. You just need to sauté your ingredients first and then you add your chicken stock, hot sauce and rice to it all and put a lid on it.
The cajuns really know how to do one pot meals well and this is definitely one of their easier ones.
Here is a quick look at the steps in making this delicious and easy jambalaya recipe
First, you are going to sauté the bacon and aromatics (and any veggies that you do decide to add!)
Second, you add the cajun sausage and cook that under it begins to crisp up a bit. The bacon, sausage and aromatics are going to be the flavor for this delicious and easy jambalaya.
The last thing you need to do is add the rice, stock and hot sauce. You just cook this like you would a pot of rice. So simple!
I told you this one was simple! If you have time to make rice you can make this dish. If you want to make things even simpler, you can prep your vegetables and sausage ahead of time and store int he fridge until you are ready to cook.
Tips when making this recipe:
If I do not have Louisiana hot sauce can I use something else?
Absolutely. Many cajuns just use this hot sauce to make a quick jambalaya but you can also use cajun seasoning. You can find my homemade cajun seasoning recipe with my sausage and chicken gumbo post.
Substitutions for this recipe?
There are some items that are essential in making a proper jambalaya. Here are those essentials: Chicken stock or broth, rice, at least one meat, cajun seasoning and onions, garlic and peppers.
You can substitute what meat you use and if you choose to add more vegetables to your jambalaya. A traditional jambalaya will have sausage and chicken.
If you only have chicken then use this and make sure to season it well with cajun spices. Remember, this is an easy jambalaya recipe so don't stress out about having every ingredient. Try your best to have the essentials listed above and the rest will come together.
What to serve with this sausage jambalaya
This sausage jambalaya recipe is really a meal on its own but you can certainly add more to it with the addition of some delicious side dishes. We like our spinach and mushroom salad or our chopped kale salad for a light side dish option.
We also really love serving a refreshing Aperol sangria for a cocktail to compliment the dish.
Easy One Pot Sausage Jambalaya
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- large heavy bottom pan with lid
- 12 ounces Andouille sausage cut into ½ inch thick pieces
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups basmati rice or any long grain rice
- 4 ounces bacon
- ½ green pepper diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic finely diced
- 1 large yellow squash diced
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon Louisiana style hot sauce Plus more to taste. I prefer Crystal Louisiana hot sauce.
- ½ tablespoon kosher salt plus more to taste
- In a large pan or dutch oven over medium heat add your olive oil.2 tablespoon olive oil
- Now add your bacon and crisp up, about 5 minutes.4 ounces bacon
- Add your onions, peppers, squash and garlic and cook for a few minutes.½ green pepper, 1 red bell pepper, 1 small yellow onion, 1 large yellow squash, 2 cloves of garlic
- Now add your andouille sausage and cook for a couple minutes to sweat out some of the flavor from the sausage.12 ounces Andouille sausage
- Add your stock, salt and rice and mix it in well.4 cups chicken stock, 2 cups basmati rice, ½ tablespoon kosher salt
- Add 2 tablespoons of your hot sauce.2 tablespoon Louisiana style hot sauce
- Turn your heat to high and bring to a boil.
- Once it is boiling, reduce heat to low and place a tight fitting lid over the top.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes or until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
- Remove from the heat and fluff up with a fork.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition Values are estimates only.See full nutrition disclaimer here