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Healthy Vegetarian Jambalaya

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Creole
  • Diet: VegetarianDiet


Savery healthy vegetarian Jambalaya, filling, full of plant based sausage flavor. Simple 4-step recipe.


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  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil (2 for the sausage and 2 for the onion, garlic, and peppers)
  • 1 package of Beyond Vegetarian Sausage (4 sausages)
  • 1 onion, large diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 stocks of celery diced
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic minced or pre-minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of brown rice
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chipotle powder
  • 2 cans of 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach (ruff chop)


    1. Cut the sausage links into bits size discs and cut in the disc in half.
    2. Dice the onion, celery, pepper, and garlic.
    3. In a saute pan add 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat, add the sausage, and brown for about 5 to 7  minutes. Set aside.
    4. In a large soup pot or 6 to 7-quart enameled cast iron-covered casserole dutch oven, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onions for 3 minutes and then add the peppers, celery and garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook until tender about 3 to 4 minutes
    5. After about 4 to 5 minutes when the veggies are softened add the rice, chipotle powder, cans of diced tomatoes, and water. Cover and cook for 25 minutes for brown rice.
    6. When the cooking time is done and the rice is cooked not hard add the sausage to the Jambalaya and heat for 2 more minutes.
    7. At this point, you add the chopped spinach to the large pot and cook for 1 minute, or you can add a small handful to each serving bowl. (we like our spinach less cooked so I just add a little to each bowl as I serve)


  1. If your family does not like spicy foods leave out the chipotle powder or if you like more spice you can add up to one teaspoon.
  2. If you want to use white rice use 1 1/2 cups of white rice and 2 1/2 cups of water. You will then cook for 15 minutes.

Keywords: healthy, vegetarian, jambalaya

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