Sausage and Bean Jambalaya


With just five ingredients and almost zero effort (thanks to the slow cooker), you can have this delicious Sausage and Bean Jambalaya recipe for dinner tonight. You'll never be intimidated again about how to make jambalaya after you try this simple supper.

Sausage and Bean Jambalaya
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • 12 ounce cooked andouille sausage or cooked kielbasa (Polska Kielbasa)

  • 1 pint miniature sweet peppers or 2 large yellow and/or orange sweet peppers

  • 1 15-16 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)


  1. Slice sausage in 1-inch chunks. Halve, stem, and seed the miniature peppers. If using large peppers, stem, seed, and coarsely chop.

  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine the sausage, sweet pepper, drained beans, undrained tomatoes, and celery. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or on LOW for 4 hours.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your jambalaya is finished cooking, spoon it out of your slow cooker. Once the food is out of your slow cooker liner, simply dispose of the liner. Note: Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.


Replace the sausage with thawed frozen cooked meatballs. Use onion wedges in place of the sweet peppers, canellini beans in place of the red kidney beans and diced tomatoes with basil and garlic in place of the fire roasted tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
24g Fat
32g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 1295mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 856mg 18%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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