Smoked Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya

Smoked Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya with fresh, jumbo shrimp, smoked sausage, veggies, and spiced with Cajun seasoning.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun, Jambalaya, quinoa, sausage, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 521 kcal
Author Lyuba Brooke


  • 1 lb shrimp raw
  • 14 oz smoked sausage
  • 2 tbsp canola oil for cooking
  • 2 large bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 5 cups chicken stock (or broth)
  • 1 1/4 cups quinoa
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp dry parsley (optional)
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  1. Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse them off, season with a little bit of salt, and set aside. 

  2. Preheat a large cooking pan over medium heat.

  3. Add oil to the pan and saute thinly sliced onions and peppers until soft. I like to saute until onions start to get golden brown, it gives the dish more flavor. 

  4. Add diced tomatoes and minced garlic. Mix and cook for a couple of minutes. Season with some salt.

  5. Slice sausage thinly and add it to the veggies. Mix and cook for about 5 minutes. 

  6. Heat up stock in a microwave and mix it with tomato paste, Cajun seasoning, and paprika. Raise heat, pour warm broth mixture into the pan with veggies and bring it to boil. 

  7. Once it starts to boil, add quinoa to the pan and stir. Lower the heat to medium, cover and cook until quinoa is just done. Stir occasionally. It should take 10-12 minutes. Taste to see if you need more salt or if you want to spice it up with more Cajun seasoning.

  8. Add shrimp to the pan and cook just until shrimp is cooked and turned opaque on both sides. (Time will depend on the size of shrimp.)

  9. You can garnish with some parsley and serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya
Amount Per Serving
Calories 521 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 237mg79%
Sodium 1299mg56%
Potassium 908mg26%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 2315IU46%
Vitamin C 64.2mg78%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.