Crockpot Jambalaya

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5 from 6 votes
Crockpot Jambalaya is the perfect way to make this Southern Classic. You just have to through it into a pot and then it is Laissez les bons temps rouler! ( Let the good times Roll!)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
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Crockpot Jambalaya is the perfect way to make this Southern Classic. You just have to through it into a pot and then it is Laissez les bons temps rouler! ( Let the good times Roll!)

White bowl filled with crock pot jambalaya.

This Crockpot Jambalaya recipe is perfect for a cold winter evening or perfection for game day celebrations.To find more slow cooker recipes check here.


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This recipe is so unique to families in the south. Everyone has their own coveted recipe. To find out more about Jambalaya check out this interesting history.

  • 10 minutes of Prep: All you do is dump it in your crock pot and you are done.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and so easy.
  • Family Friendly: This warm hearty stew is a family favorite.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with so many different ingredients.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Great to freeze for another meal.
Top shot of the bowl of crock pot jambalaya.

What You Need to Make Crock Pot Jambalaya

Ingredients

  • andouille sausage 
  • rice
  • chicken broth
  • onion 
  • red pepper
  • diced tomatoes with chilies
  • green chilies
  • minced garlic
  • Tony’s Chachere’s Cajun seasoning
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
Sausage, rice, onions, peppers and spices.

Equipment

How to Make Jambalaya- Step by Step

All the ingredients before and after placing them in the crock pot.
  • Fill: First, combine all the ingredients into the slow cooker and stir.
  • Cook: Finally, cook on high for 4-6 hours until rice is fully cooked.

Common Questions About Slow Cooker Jambalaya

SHOULD JAMBALAYA BE THICK?

In short, it is great thin but if you prefer it thicker simply add a little cornstarch to tomato juice and and to stew to thicken.

WHAT TYPE OF RICE SHOULD YOU USE?

To make Jambalaya, we suggest using long grain rice like aromatic basmati or jasmine, traditional white rice or even brown rice.

HALF OR DOUBLE?

Indeed, this is a great recipe for a party or a family dinner. Just adjust the ingredients accordingly or freeze the leftovers for a make ahead meal.

DO YOU HAVE TO USE ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE?

Of course, Andouille sausage is the traditional sausage but you can use any hot sausage that you like.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Sure, it is great for making ahead of time.

Picture of the top of the bowl of jambalaya with salt and pepper shakers in the background with a white napkin.

Expert Tips for Making Slow Cooker Jambalaya

  • Add Seafood: Shrimp, Crawfish or oysters are great additions.
  • Chicken: Chicken goes great too, or additionally add chicken or seafood, chicken and sausage.
  • Variation tip: Celery is part of the New Orleans holy trinity of onions, peppers and celery. So feel free to add this as well.
  • Crock Pot Liners: For quick clean up afterwards use the crock pot liners.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: This recipe would be great in the instant pot too. Cook on high for 8 minutes and allow to naturally release.

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5 from 6 votes

Crockpot Jambalaya

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
Crockpot Jambalaya is the perfect way to make this Southern Classic. You just have to through it into a pot and then it is Laissez les bons temps rouler! ( Let the good times Roll!)
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Ingredients

  • 2 andouille sausage, sliced
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 diced tomatoes and chilies
  • 4 oz green chilies
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Tony’s Chachere’s Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients into the slow cooker and stir.
  • Cook on high for 4-6 hours until rice is fully cooked.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Seafood: Shrimp, Crawfish or oysters are great additions.
  • Chicken: Chicken goes great too, or additionally add chicken or seafood, chicken and sausage.
  • Variation tip: Celery is part of the New Orleans holy trinity of onions, peppers and celery. So feel free to add this as well.
  • Crock Pot Liners: For quick clean up afterwards use the crock pot liners.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: This recipe would be great in the instant pot too. Cook on high for 8 minutes and allow to naturally release.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1584IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: slow cooker

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3 thoughts on “Crockpot Jambalaya”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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  2. 5 stars
    This made the perfect weeknight meal! Devoured by everyone, and kids went back for seconds, which is always a good sign!

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