Creole Jambalaya

Looking for a hearty Creole dinner? Then check out this slow-cooked jambalaya that’s made using turkey sausage and shrimp.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 7 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

2
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (14.5 oz each) reduced-sodium diced tomatoes with bell pepper and onion, undrained
1/2
cup chopped fully cooked turkey smoked sausage
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
3/4
lb uncooked medium shrimp (26 to 30 count), thawed if frozen, peeled (tail shells removed), deveined
1
cup uncooked long-grain white or brown rice
2
cups water

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  • 1 Spray 3- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix all ingredients except shrimp, rice and water.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Stir shrimp into jambalaya. Cover; cook about 30 minutes longer or until shrimp are pink.
  • 4 Meanwhile, cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting butter and salt. Serve jambalaya with rice.
  • 1 Spray 3- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix all ingredients except shrimp, rice and water.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Stir shrimp into jambalaya. Cover; cook about 30 minutes longer or until shrimp are pink.
  • 4 Meanwhile, cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting butter and salt. Serve jambalaya with rice.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you're trying to increase the amount of whole grains you eat, use brown rice in place of the white rice and follow the package directions for cooking.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
130mg
130%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.