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Turkey Jambalaya Recipe
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Turkey Jambalaya

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"This is a low-fat version of the classic Cajun dish. You can use any kind of meat...sausage, chicken, shrimp, or, as I do, lowfat turkey sausage. This is a snap to prepare. You'll love it!"

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Grill or fry sausage until almost cooked through. Drain and set aside. When cooled, cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. In a large skillet combine the celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, broth, rice, bay leaf and seasoning. Mix well and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and add sausage. Cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 40 to 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 06, 2003

What a great and easy recipe! I used half turkey sausage and half shrimp. Didn't have the cajun seasoning so made due with what I had on hand. It was really good. There were no leftovers! Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 27, 2011

I have made this recipe twice now and while the flavor is great, I could not figure out why when I followed the directions exactly my rice was not fully cooked. Turns out, this recipe does not use enough liquid for the amount of rice needed. With rice you need a 1:2 ratio. So instead of 2 cups of broth you actually need 3 for the amount of rice needed in the recipe.

Sep 08, 2005

I make this meal for my family all the time, and we love it! Because I don't like spicy food, I make a few substitutions: 1. smoked sausage for the hot turkey sausage 2. Mexican-style diced tomatoes instead of the Italian style 3. 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning instead of the Cajun seasoning If I don't have Mexican-style diced tomatoes, then I use the Italian-style tomatoes and just cut back on the Cajun seasoning. This is great comfort food, and it is also great for those times when your husband calls you on the way home from work to mention that he invited a friend for dinner. I can have it simmering by the time they arrive, and I always get compliments.

Feb 16, 2012

This was good. Made it with mild sausage & cooked the rice separately in chicken broth. One of my children loved it, the other picked out all the sausage & left the rest.

Oct 30, 2003

I made the following substitutions: used a red bell pepper, forgot the onion, added mushrooms, non-spicy sausage, 2 bay leaves, and basmati rice. I also homemade my Cajun spice mix. This dish came out great. I did have to cook longer because my rice wasn't done in the time alloted. It was so simple to make though that I didn't mind waiting. This can also be made in a slow cooker, so it's great to make on a weeknight. Thank you for sharing.

Feb 23, 2012

Instead of grilling the sausage, I cut it up and stir fried it in the pan, removed and cooked the veggies and then added it back in. I cooked the rice separately as directed on the package and then topped it with the veggie/sausage mixture. This was so quick and easy for a busy night. The leftovers were even better the next day. Served over rice.

Mar 26, 2010

This was very good, even my eight year old gobbled it up! The only thing I did different was I used sweet turkey sausage instead of hot, b'c my family doesn't like super spicy food. The cajun spice added just enough zing for us. Excellent!

Feb 28, 2012

great for lent season as i have sworn off red meat, lol! excellent!


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  • Calories
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 1318 mg
  • 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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