Active Time
12 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Admittedly, this is not a classic jambalaya recipe. But it does capture the ingredients and flavors that are characteristic of jambalaya—bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, sausage, shrimp, rice, and Creole seasoning. It’s just a chunkier, fresher take on the classic. Bell peppers, onions, and sausage get a head start on the pan, and then shrimp and tomatoes get added. As the veggies cook on the pan, they release some of their flavorful juices; and then you add the rice, which soaks up all the tasty liquid. It’s a perfect candidate for sheet-pan cooking.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Step 2

Cut bell peppers into thin strips; cut strips in half to form roughly 2-inch-long pieces. Combine bell peppers, onion, and kielbasa on a 13 x 18–inch half sheet pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning. Bake at 425°F for 8 minutes.

Step 3

Toss shrimp with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning, and paprika. Remove sheet pan from oven. Stir shrimp mixture and tomatoes into bell pepper mixture. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Add rice, salt, black pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning; toss well to combine. Bake at 425°F for 2 minutes or until rice is heated. Sprinkle with green onions.