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. The seasoning for this easy jambalaya recipe is actually Louisiana hot sauce and the flavor is so amazing.
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 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. If you like cajun food like I do you can also check out my sausage and gumbo recipe. It is a little heavier than this recipe but equally as delicious.
Here is a quick look at the steps in making this delicious and easy sausage jambalaya
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.
What is ok to substitute in 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.
Easy One Pot Sausage Jambalaya
- 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 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp Louisiana style hot sauce Plus more to taste. I prefer Crystal Louisiana hot sauce.
- ½ tbsp kosher salt plus more to taste
- In a large pan or dutch oven over medium heat add your olive oil.
- Now add your bacon and crisp up, about 5 minutes.
- Add your onions, peppers, squash and garlic and cook for a few minutes.
- Now add your andouille sausage and cook for a couple minutes to sweat out some of the flavor from the sausage.
- Add your stock and rice and mix it in well.
- Add 2 tablespoons of your 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.