Jambalaya Skillet is a low carb way to enjoy jambalaya. It’s basically jambalaya minus the rice and it can be made in just 20 minutes.
What I Love About This Recipe
- Quick and easy to make.
- So much flavor. Lots of herbs and spices help flavor this easy meal.
- Low carb, keto-friendly- plus gluten-free and loaded with protein.
So Much Flavor
This skillet features shrimp, smoked sausage, garlic, peppers, onion, celery, plus lots of Cajun (or Creole) seasoning.
What Type Of Sausage To Use?
Andouille sausage is traditional for jambalaya, but you can use any kind of smoked sausage. I love using kielbasa.
Type Of Seasoning
My favorite seasoning to use is Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. They make a lower sodium version if you need to watch your sodium intake. If you want to make it spicier, you can add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and serve it with TABASCO Sauce.
Jambalaya Skillet Recipe Tip
For even more protein, add diced chicken breast meat or chicken thigh meat.
Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for for 3 to 4 days. I love to use leftovers as a filling for omelets. So good!
More Low Carb Recipes To Try
- Keto Shrimp and Bacon Chowder
- Keto Creamy Garlic Parmesan Shrimp
- Low Carb Pizza Chicken
- Low Carb Shrimp Cakes
- Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole
Jambalaya Skillet is a low carb way to enjoy jambalaya. It's basically jambalaya minus the rice. So good and loaded with protein.
- 12 ounces smoked sausage, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 celery rib, diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- sliced green onion or chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Cook smoked sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Leave the grease in the skillet and add olive oil and butter Place back over medium-high heat and add the celery, green pepper, and onion. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add shrimp and all seasonings. Cook until shrimp turn opaque. Return sausage to skillet and check for seasoning. Add salt if needed.
Sprinkle with sliced green onions or parsley and serve.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to make it spicy.