Slow Cooker Jambalaya

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Slow Cooker Jambalaya

This slow cooker jambalaya is a classic Cajun dish that is packed with flavor and is sure to be a hit with the whole family. It is a one-pot meal that is easy to make and requires minimal effort. The slow cooker does all the work for you, so you can sit back and relax while it cooks.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 1 pound cooked andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the smoked paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and rice and stir to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, or until the rice is cooked through.
  5. Stir in the sausage and shrimp and cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through.
  6. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 545 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 48 g
  • Protein: 33 g
  • Fat: 22 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 191 mg
  • Sodium: 1445 mg
  • Potassium: 545 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Vitamin A: 845 IU
  • Vitamin C: 28.3 mg
  • Calcium: 111 mg
  • Iron: 3.3 mg

Additional Tips and Variations:

For a vegetarian version, omit the sausage and shrimp and add 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed. You can also add other vegetables such as celery, carrots, or corn. For a spicier version, add more cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.

This slow cooker jambalaya is a flavorful and easy one-pot meal that is sure to please the whole family. With minimal effort, you can have a delicious and nutritious meal that is ready in no time.