Easy, rich, and hearty, Jambalaya Soup has the goodness of veggies, a delicious tomato sauce, shrimp, sausage, and rice. Here is how to make it.
If you are a Soup fan just like me, here are some more recipes that you can try – Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Chinese Hot and Sour Soup, Pumpkin Curry Soup, Instant Pot Taco Soup, and Tomato Basil Soup.
About This Recipe
What is there not to love about Soups? Comforting, easy to make, and delicious, Soups makes for a satisfying meal, especially in Winters and Monsoons. And today I have a soup, that is my current favorite, Jambalaya Soup.
Yes, you heard it right! Your favorite Jambalaya flavors are packed in a soup which you can slurp.
This Soup is loaded with the goodness of colorful vegetables, which is cooked in a delicious tomato cajun sauce, mixed with Andouille Sausage, Shrimp, and White Rice.
This Soup takes a little more effort and time as compared to other easy Soups, but the result is worth the effort. It is wholesome and filling, and will definitely satisfy your taste buds to the T.
This vibrant and flavourful soup is also spicy and has a kick from Jalapeno. You can adjust the amount of the same according to your taste and preference.
So if you are craving for a satisfying soup on a cold winter night, you have to give this Jambalaya Soup a try.
This Soup is,
- One-pot dish
- Perfect on a cold day
Chicken Breast & Shrimp – These two sources of protein are added in this hearty soup, to make it filling and nutritious. Add the cleaned shrimps and bite-sized pieces of chicken into the soup.
Andouille Sausage – These sausages add a distinct taste and texture to the soup, as it is more chunky due to the chopped pork. You can add any sausage of your choice.
Vegetables – I like to add bell pepper, celery, jalapeño in this soup. I love the spicy kick Jalapeno adds. You can add more veggies of your choice to make it even more filling. Crushed Tomatoes are also used, which adds a tangy-sweet taste and makes the base.
White Rice – This Soup has white rice in it, which adds to the carbs and keeps you full for longer.
Cajun Seasoning – It adds smoky, garlicky and peppery to the soup, which makes it even more delicious.
Chicken Stock – Chicken Stock is added to make the base of the soup, it adds to the taste too. You can even use vegetable stock or even water if Chicken Stock is not available.
All-Purpose Flour – Flour is used to thicken the soup. If you do not want the thick consistency, you can skip adding it too. Skipping the flour will also make this soup gluten-free.
Other Ingredients – Apart from the other ingredients, you will also need onion, garlic, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
You can also top this soup with crispy bacon and parsley, while serving it.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat olive oil in a large pot.
Add chicken and sausages and saute for 3-4 minutes.
Add onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now add bell pepper, celery, jalapeño and saute for another minute.
Add chicken stock, flour, tomatoes, white rice, cajun seasoning, bay leaves, salt, and pepper.
Bring the soup to a boil. Simmer the heat and cover and cook the soup for 20-25 minutes.
Add shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes.
Slow Cooker Jambalaya Soup
This soup can be easily made in a slow cooker or crockpot.
Add all the ingredients in the slow cooker except rice and shrimp. Mix everything well, cover, and cook on low for about 4 hours.
After 4 hours, add in the rice, mix well, cover and cook on low for another 2 hours, until the rice is cooked. Once done, stir in the shrimp and cook on low for 20 minutes. Serve hot.
Serve this delicious and rich soup along with a light salad or a simple Pasta Salad. It also tastes great with homemade bread on the side, such as Corn Bread.
You can also serve a Grilled Corn on the side or even any Barbecued Meat on the side.
I love to serve some Cheddar Biscuits or other Crackers on the side to munch on some crunchy snack in between the soup.
This Soup freezes well. You can store it in an air tight container and freeze for about a month. Thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat it before serving.
Jambalaya Soup Recipe
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Chicken Breast (cut into small pieces)
- 12 oz Andouille Sausage (cut into thin slices)
- ½ cup Onion (chopped)
- 2 tsp Garlic (chopped)
- 1 Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
- ¼ cup Celery (chopped)
- 2 tsp Jalapeno (chopped)
- 4 cups Chicken Stock
- 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
- 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
- ½ cup White Rice
- 3 tsp Cajun Seasoning
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 300 gram Shrimp
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Heat olive oil in a large pot.
- Add chicken and sausages and saute for 3-4 minutes.
- Add onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Now add bell pepper, celery, jalapeño and saute for another minute.
- Add chicken stock, flour, tomatoes, white rice, cajun seasoning, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
- Bring the soup to a boil.
- Simmer the heat and cover and cook the soup for 20-25 minutes.
- Add shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve warm.