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Leftover Turkey Jambalaya
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4.7 from 13 votes

Leftover Turkey Jambalaya

Leftover turkey? Turn it into this delicious Leftover Turkey Jambalaya. It has so much spice and flavor. Serve with bread for a hearty meal!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword cajun, thanksgiving leftovers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 466kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable or Olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound andouille or kielbasa sausage, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce, undrained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, I like the garlic flavor sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups diced turkey


  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven. Add sausage and cook until browned. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add remaining oil to the grease in the Dutch oven. Add onion, green pepper and celery and cook until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning, Tabasco sauce, pepper, and thyme.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer and stir in rice and reserved sausage. Cover and cook on low, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes. I like to cook it uncovered for the last 5 minutes to help thicken it up.
  • Stir in turkey and serve.


Calories: 466kcal