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baked jambalaya

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Laura Mclaughlin
Green Bay, WI

I make this hearty comfort all in one meal quite often for my boyfriend and I. It's simple & easy to prepare especially on a busy weekday and not wanting to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, and with already having these ingredients on hand makes it even better. It makes a lot for just two people but when my son is around, there are no leftovers. For such a flavorful dish it's also budget friendly if leaving the more expensive items out. Delicious!!!.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 35 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For baked jambalaya

  • 3 slice
    bacon, cut into 1 inch-pieces
  • 1/2 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper, chopped; also add one small to medium chopped onion or 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 lb
    cooked ham, diced (1 1/2 cups): (optional)
  • 1/2 lb
    cooked kielbasa, halved lengthwise, sliced
  • 1- 28 oz can
    diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can
    (10 1/2- 14 oz.) of 'low sodium' beef or chicken broth: homemade gives best flavor
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    chopped fresh thyme or dried
  • 1 tsp
    dried cajun seasoning or to taste (optional)
  • 1-1/4 c
    uncooked regular long-grain white rice

How To Make baked jambalaya

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 13x9-inch (3 quart) glass baking dish with non stick cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, cook bacon over med-high heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove bacon from saucepan; drain on paper towel.
  • 2
    To drippings in saucepan, add celery, bell pepper and onions; cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Add ham (optional), kielbasa, tomatoes, broth, water, thyme and Cajun seasoning (optional); mix well. Heat to boiling. Stir in rice and cooked bacon. Pour mixture into baking dish. Cover with foil.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir before serving. Makes 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
  • 4
    Cook's Note To give this recipe that New Orleans flare, add 8 ounces of cooked shrimp.
  • 5
    Nutrition Information; (1) serving: Calories 370 (Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 1560mg (on average) if not using low sodium broth). Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 5g), Protein 19g.

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