One-Pot Sausage Jambalaya

This is one of my go-to camping dinner ideas! Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it also cooks in one-pot and is ready in 30 minutes. What more do you need for a camping meal, right? Let’s dive into the recipe!

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sausage and rice jambalaya in a bowl

Jambalaya Ingredients

This camping dinner packs so much flavor with very few ingredients.

ingredients for one pot camping jambalaya recipe

Here’s all you’ll need:

  • Zatarain’s One-Pot Jambalaya Rice mix – This is what makes this meal so flavorful and easy. Using this box of pre-mixed rice and spices means you don’t need to pack tons of different spices to camp. Easy!
  • green bell pepper and white onion – these veggies add some additional flavor and texture to this rice dish
  • diced fire-roasted tomatoes – One 15 oz can of diced fire-roasted tomatoes adds a deeper roasted flavor that works perfectly!
  • pre-cooked chicken sausage – Pre-cooked chicken sausage is such an easy way to add some protein into this dish without having to pack or handle raw meat at camp. For a vegetarian camp dinner, you can just leave the sausage out, or add in some cubed firm tofu or 1 cup of canned chickpeas.
  • olive oil – Lastly, you’ll need a little oil to cook the sausage in. I prefer olive oil or avocado oil and I store the oil in these leak-proof travel containers.
cooked sausage and rice jambalaya in blue pot

Camp Kitchen Gear Spotlight

Again, this dinner needs minimal camp kitchen gear! Here are the main things you’ll need:

camp chef Everest propane stove

Camp Stove & Fuel

This dinner is cooked in a pot over a camp stove. I have the Camp Chef Everest stove and I love it! Don’t forget the propane.

GSI outdoors blue camp pot

Pot with a Lid

I have this GSI enamel 2-quart pot. It doesn’t come with a lid, but I used a plate to cover it while the rice simmered.

Ideally, you want at least a 2-quart pot with a lid. As you can see in the photos, this dish barely fits in the 2-quart pot, so if you have something bigger, go with that.

camping plates and bowls

Bowls and Flatware

The camping bowls I have are enamelware from Barebones Living. They come in a few different colors and they’re great for camping!

easy jambalaya dish while camping

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One-Pot Sausage Jambalaya

This is one of my go-to camping dinner ideas! Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it also cooks in one pot and is ready in 30 minutes. What more do you need for a camping meal, right?
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Servings: 2 meals
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 8 oz box of Zatarain’s Jambalaya Rice Mix
  • 3 chicken sausage links (Cajun or Italian flavor, sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 small yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (15 oz)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Dice the bell pepper and onion and slice the sausage.
  • Heat a large pot over a medium heat and add the oil, followed by the sausage.
  • Cook the sausage for a few minutes until it starts to brown. Add in the onion and peppers. Saute for a few minutes.
  • Lastly, add in the jambalaya rice mix, tomatoes and their juices, and the water. Give everything a mix and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20-25 minutes. Once the rice is done, mix and serve!
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How to Make Jambalaya while Camping

chicken sausage cooking in a blue pot
sausage, peppers, and onions in a blue pot

Dice the bell pepper and onion and slice the sausage. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the oil, followed by the sausage.

Cook the sausage for a few minutes until it starts to brown. Add in the onion and peppers. Saute for a few minutes.

jambalaya rice mix in a blue pot
cooking jambalaya while camping

Lastly, add in the jambalaya rice mix, tomatoes and their juices, and the water.

Give everything a mix and bring to a boil.

sausage and rice jambalaya for dinner
two white bowls of one pot jambalaya at camp

Once boiling, cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer.

Simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Once the rice is done, mix and serve!

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  1. 5 stars
    My son is a Boy Scout who is trying to learn how to make camping meals. He made this for our family and it was delicious. We followed the recipe exactly.