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Jambalaya Stuffed Bell Peppers

Jambalaya Stuffed Bell Peppers have so much cajun/creole flavor. Colorful bell peppers are filled with a sausage, chicken, and ham jambalaya for a super tasty dinner.

Two Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers on a plate.

Stuffed Peppers are a favorite of mine. Scroll down for more stuffed pepper recipes. These Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers take stuffed peppers to a whole new level of deliciousness. The rice cooks with the seasonings, sausage, and ham so it soaks up tons of flavor.

What Are Andouille Sausage and Tasso Ham?

Both are popular ingredients in cajun and creole cooking. Andouille Sausage is a smoked pork sausage with garlic, thyme, and cayenne pepper. It can be a little to alot spicy. I find the flavor really varies between brands. Tasso ham is a smoked, spicy pork made from a pig’s shoulder, so it technically isn’t ham. It is fattier than ham and adds more flavor and spice.

Andouille sausage is pretty easy to find, but tasso ham can be hard to find outside of Louisiana. You can substitute regualr ham. The flavor is not the same, but it will still be delicious.

Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers in baking dish.

Is This Dish Spicy?

The Andouille sausage and tasso ham add some heat along with the cajun/creole seasoning and hot sauce. To make it spicier, serve with TABASCO Sauce.

Variations

You can sprinkle some shredded mozzarella cheese or grated Parmesan cheese on top, but I don’t think these stuffed peppers need it. Just an option.

Two stuffed peppers on a plate.

Make Ahead

The jambalaya can be made a day in advance and then it just takes a quick 30 minutes to get these stuffed peppers on the table.

Jambalaya Stuffed Bell Peppers Storage

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days and can be reheated in the microwave.

Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers on a white plate.

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Jambalaya Stuffed Bell Peppers

Jambalaya Stuffed Bell Peppers have so much cajun/creole flavor. Colorful bell peppers are filled with a sausage, chicken, and ham jambalaya for a super tasty dinner.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 50 mins
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons cajun or creole seasoning
  • 3/4 pound andouille sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced tasso ham, or regular baked ham
  • 1 cup diced yellow or sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
    Sprinkle chicken with cajun seasoning and add to Dutch oven. Cook until bowned, 4 to 5 minutes.
    Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Add sausage, ham, onion, bell pepper, and celery. Cook until sausage is browned and veggies are softened, about 5 minutes.
    Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Stir in rice and cook one minute.
  • Stir in tomato paste, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, bay leaf, oregano, thyme, and hot sauce.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring in the chicken when there is 5 minutes left.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut each bell pepper in half. Discard seeds and membranes.
    Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and place peppers in baking dish cut side up. Place in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • When jambalaya is cooked, check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
    To make it spicier, add another teaspoon or two of hot sauce.
  • Spoon jambalaya mixture into peppers. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
    Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Notes

There will be enough jambalaya to fill 5 to 6 peppers if you want to make that many.

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Andouille sausage, cajun, creole

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