One Pan Jambalaya

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One Pan Jambalaya is an easy 30-minute meal of oven-roasted & seasoned sausage, shrimp, veggies, and rice all cooked together on ONE pan! 

ONE PAN JAMBALAYA! Sausage, shrimp, seasoned veggies, AND rice all cooked together on ONE PAN! Easy 30-minute dinner via chelseasmessyapron.com

ONE PAN JAMBALAYA! Sausage, shrimp, seasoned veggies, AND rice all cooked together on ONE PAN! Easy 30-minute dinner I via chelseasmessyapron.com

One of the grocery stores near our home has little carts that younger kids can push around the store. Of course my toddler is obsessed with this and begs to go to that grocery store just so he can push his own miniature-sized cart. I push the babe in a larger (normal) cart and the toddler follows behind me pushing his miniature cart. He loves filling up his cart, but he is particular about what goes in it. 

Generally when we get to a food item I’ll ask him if he wants it in his cart or if it needs to go in mine. He’s very opinionated about these things because they are very important decisions. ? If it gets the “okay,” he’ll grab it out of my hands and place it in his cart.

The other day, he was strangely not at all picky. He promptly grabbed every single food item I was looking at and raced back to his cart to put it in.

A few rows down I turned around to check on him to find him shoving a ton of items onto a shelf and exchanging them for Oreos.

Upon closer examination I found he’d replaced absolutely everything I’d put into his cart for the day. He’d replaced the food items with a variation of treats and other random foods.

He explained to me that “I was getting yucky things.” Clearly he had to take measures into his own hands. ?

So I started shopping AGAIN replacing all of the items he’d removed and this time they went into my cart. All the things he’d removed were the ingredients for this very dish (sheet pan jambalaya) so I was guessing he wouldn’t love the dish seeing as he wasn’t very pleased with the ingredients that make up the dish. But I couldn’t have been more wrong!! With the exception of eating the shrimp (he’s not a huge fan YET), he inhaled this dish.

My boys call the turkey sausage “hot dogs” and go nuts whenever they are included in dinner (which explains the plethora of sausage meals on this blog ?) They also loved the rice and roasted veggies. I wish I could say that it’s not spicy at all because my kids ate it, but I do know my boys can seriously handle spice. That said I would say this is quite a mild dish.

If you are worried about the spice, you can scale back the Creole seasoning and replace it with some more Italian herbs (oregano, parsley, etc.) but it will of course be less of a “jambalaya” flavor.

And last little disclosure; I know this is nothing CLOSE to an authentic Jambalaya, but it has some similar ingredients, spices, and flavors and a traditional jambalaya is what inspired this easier 30-minute dinner idea πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

ONE PAN JAMBALAYA! Sausage, shrimp, seasoned veggies, AND rice all cooked together on ONE PAN! Easy 30-minute dinner I RECIPE via chelseasmessyapron.com

 

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One Pan Jambalaya

5 from 6 votes
Sheet pan jambalaya is an easy 30-minute meal of oven-roasted & seasoned sausage, shrimp, veggies, and rice all cooked together on ONE pan! 
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One Pan Jambalaya

5 from 6 votes
Sheet pan jambalaya is an easy 30-minute meal of oven-roasted & seasoned sausage, shrimp, veggies, and rice all cooked together on ONE pan! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 287kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 3 sweet bell peppers I used a red, yellow, and green
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 13 ounces skinless smoked sausage (I use turkey sausage)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, separated
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning, separated
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning,
  • 8 ounces small or medium shrimp peeled and deveined OR just deveined*
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (265g) cherry tomatoes halved
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup sliced green onions
  • Optional: fresh parsley, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 packages (8.8 ounces EACH) precooked jasmine rice (such as Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice), or leftover cooked rice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a VERY large sheet pan with foil, parchment paper, or spray with cooking oil. (As you can see in the video I fit this all on one sheet pan, but you'll need a very large one). Remove the stem and seeds and chop the bell peppers into 2-inch pieces. Halve and then thinly slice the onion. Slice the turkey sausage into coins.
  • Place the cut peppers, onion, and sausage on a large sheet pan. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning, and Italian seasoning. Toss and bake for 8 minutes.
  • Prepare the shrimp -- make sure it is deveined. If you want you can also peel it here OR *cook it with the peel on (the shrimp shells contribute a depth of flavor and are less likely to get overcooked). You can also remove the tail here if desired. Meanwhile, toss the shrimp with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning, and paprika. 
  • Take the sheet pan from the oven and add in the seasoned shrimp and tomatoes. Cook for another 6-8 minutes. Remove and add the packaged rice, salt (I use about 1 teaspoon - do it to personal preference), pepper (I add 1/2 teaspoon), and remaining 1 to 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning (to taste). Toss and then to the oven for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and remove the shell (unless you already did) and tails of the shrimp. (I left them on for aesthetics of the pictures)
  • Sprinkle with fresh green onions and fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 287kcal

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Adapted from Cooking Light.

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21 Comments

  1. I too am currently obsessed with turkey sausage and I have you to blame. I am making these one pan dishes on repeat. This is a please excuse my lack of cooking knowledge question but I’m assuming this shrimp is the kind you get from the seafood counter? Can you use frozen shrimp in place? I know it won’t be as fresh tasting but is it typically okay to sub fresh shrimp for frozen and does it just cook a bit longer? {I’m still very new to the cooking world!}

    1. Haha!! Well I’m glad you are liking these one pan dishes! πŸ™‚ So you can definitely use either — I prefer the fresh shrimp from the seafood counter, but frozen will work fine with (as you said) just a slightly less “fresh” taste. For the frozen shrimp, follow the package directions to completely thaw it out and then dry the shrimp and it will be ready to use πŸ™‚ The cooking time will be the same with thawed (frozen) shrimp. Enjoy!

    1. I’d use about 3-4 cups πŸ™‚ And if you aren’t using the packaged rice, you don’t need to add it to the sheet pan. Just cook it on the stovetop and then stir in the seasonings when it’s all the way cooked through πŸ™‚

    1. I haven’t tried chicken in this particular dish, but I’d cube it into pieces, add the seasoning + olive oil and cook it with the veggies at the beginning (so it gets about 20 minutes total cooking time and should register 165 degrees F on a meat thermometer).

  2. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was AMAZING! I didn’t have Creole seasoning and I made the rice vs. from a package. This was so good that I’m sad my stomach is too full to eat more! Thanks for this – it’s a keeper πŸ™‚

  3. 5 stars
    Hi CHELSEA, I like to eat seafood especially shrimp. This dish looks very attractive and colorful, I’ve been attracted to it, it will definitely be delicious. I will do it for the whole family to enjoy, thank you for sharing

  4. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was a total hit! Not only was it delicious but it took close to no time at all! Working 8 hour days and coming home to a four month old and hungry partner this is legit a life saver! I will definitely be checking out more recipes from this site!

    1. I’m always trying to find time savers too! You’ll definitely find some other ones on my page. Soo glad you guys enjoyed:)

  5. 5 stars
    Great recipe, loved how all the flavours are perfectly balanced. I googled creole seasoning and made my own as well as the rice. Much better than other Jambalaya that I have made in the past. This is going in my Make again binder.;)

  6. 5 stars
    I don’t usually rate or comment on recipes I find online, but I was compelled to do so for this one since it’s fantastic, It’s so easy to make and tastes like authentic jambalaya. My family loves it and is permanently on our dinner rotation.

    1. Oh I’m so thrilled to hear this has been enjoyed! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment πŸ™‚

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