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Lipsmacking Turkey Jambalaya

This lip-smacking Jambalaya is surprisingly delicious. I refilled my bowl 3 times... The ingredients are simple and the results are amazing!

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This lip-smacking Jambalaya is surprisingly delicious. I refilled my bowl 3 times… My sister Svetlana gave me the recipe for this wonderful Jambalaya rice pilaf. She kept telling me that kids love it! My son did love it and so did I! The ingredients are simple and the results are amazing!

Ingredients for Turkey Jambalaya:

1 lb ground turkey
1 box creamy four cheese Rice-A-Roni
1 small onion, finely diced
1 can cream-style corn
3 garlic cloves, pressed
4 strips bacon, sautéed, drained and diced
1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 Tbsp olive oil

How to Make Turkey Jambalaya:

1. Cook Rice-A-Roni according to instructions on the package.

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2. Place a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add 4 Tbsp olive oil and 1 lb ground turkey. Season with 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Saute turkey until fully cooked, breaking it up with a spatula.

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3. Add onion and saute another 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is soft.

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4. Add pressed garlic and saute 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

5. Sautee 4 strips of bacon, place bacon on paper towels to soak up excess fat, then chop into small pieces.

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6. Add drained corn (cream-style corn is difficult to drain, so just drain the best you can. You still want it to be creamy so just push the lid down and drain off excess juice). Cook another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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7. Stir in the cooked, creamy Rice-A-Roni. (note: if your rice seems dry, just add a few Tbsp hot water).

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Enjoy, Enjoy!!

Lipsmacking Jambalaya

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This lip-smacking Jambalaya is surprisingly delicious. I refilled my bowl 3 times... The ingredients are simple and the results are amazing!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $7-$8
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 box creamy four cheese Rice-A-Roni
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 can cream-style corn
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 4 strips bacon sautéed, drained and diced
  • 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cook Rice-A-Roni according to instructions on the package.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add 4 tbsp olive oil and 1 lb ground turkey. Season with 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Saute turkey until fully cooked, breaking it up with a spatula.
  3. Add onion and saute another 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is soft.
  4. Add pressed garlic and saute 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Sautee 4 strips of bacon, place bacon on paper towels to soak up excess fat, then chop into small pieces.
  6. Add drained corn (cream-style corn is difficult to drain, so just drain the best you can.
  7. Cook another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in the cooked, creamy Rice-A-Roni. (note: if your rice seems dry, just add a few tbsp hot water).

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  • Barbara
    January 8, 2019

    Delicious, very easy to make it.Thank you Natasha for great recipe.Your blog is the best.Happy New Year to you and your family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Barbara! Happy New Year! Reply

  • Vika
    November 15, 2014

    I made my first jambalaya, and it was very good. Most likely will make again 🙂
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 16, 2014

      That’s awesome!!! Thanks for the great review 🙂 Reply

  • luda
    April 30, 2012

    Hi, Natasha.Love your site! This dish looks so good.I’d like to try this recipe.Can I use something else instead of Rice-A-Roni,like maybe Orzo or just a rice? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 30, 2012

      I’m sure you could! I haven’t experimented, but I imagine you’d have to make some kind of cheesy sauce to go with it or it would be dry. I’ll have to think about it. I might try to remake this in the future with something different. Reply

  • Irina
    October 24, 2011

    So easy and so delicious! I substituted ground chicken instead of turkey and it came out so yummy! Thanks again! 🙂 Reply

  • Anna
    September 27, 2011

    Cant wait to make this for my family! Thank you Natasha!!!!!!! Reply

  • What a fun, simple meal! Reply

  • June 29, 2011

    Heh, I feel like I should know this but is Rice-A-Roni pasta that’s shaped like rice? I just had this amazing “paella” at a restaurant in NY last week that used pasta instead of rice. It was to die for and this one looks just like it 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      June 29, 2011

      Orzo is probably what you are thinking of. It’s a pasta shaped like rice. Hope that helps 🙂 Reply

  • Galina
    June 21, 2011

    Made this today, everyone loved it, especially my 3 year old daughter! Thanks again for an awesome recipe! Reply

  • June 18, 2011

    Hi Natasha

    Дякую вам за ваші добрі і смачні рецепти ………….Love all your recipes, they are always so good and yummy. Thanks for sharing …. :-))) Irka Reply

  • June 17, 2011

    I just fell in love with you all over again! What a simple and delicious meal–thank you for the weeknight dinner idea! Reply

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