Easy One Pan Jambalaya

This recipe is one that I found in a family cookbook when we were newlyweds. It has been a staple ever since. This recipe is quick, cheap, easy, and only uses one pan to make it.

When I hear the word Jambalaya, I think of something spicy and foreign. Now, this is NOT a true Jambalaya, but I would call it the poor man’s Jambalaya because I think it’s one of those recipes that was born out of necessity in a family with 8 children. My Father in Law’s. His mom made this all the time.

Easy One Pan Jambalaya. Not too spicy, and uses ingredients you always have on hand! You can make this recipe in 30 minutes.


But, on nights when you forgot to make dinner until 5:30 (which is just about every night for me) then this recipe is one that you can pull out and throw together quickly.

Easy One Pan Jambalaya. Not to spicy and a perfect meal you can throw together at the last minute.

Easy One Pan Jambalaya


  • 1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove fresh minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 1/2 can water
  • 1 cup uncooked rice

Brown ground beef in a large saucepan. Add all remaining ingredients. Stril well. Cover with tight lid and when it is boiling, turn down heat and simmer for 35 minutes.

That’s it! Super easy isn’t it?




Hi! I'm Meredith- Mom to three, wannabe writer, recovering perfectionist, and an avid blogger writing about the perfect and not-so-perfect moments in motherhood. Glad you're here. :)


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