Jambalaya is a famous dish from New Orleans, or the Big Easy. It is a rich dish filled with spices and different flavors. Each family makes their jambalaya slightly differently, but the methods are the same. It takes hours of tending to produce an amazing jambalaya. Thankfully, it can easily be made in the slow cooker! Here are 7 different slow cooker jambalaya recipes for you to try, in honor of Mardi Gras!

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7. Cajun Slow Cooker Jambalaya

This easy slow cooker recipe uses chicken, andouille sausage, and shrimp. It is seasoned with oregano, parsley, cayenne, thyme, and Cajun seasoning. You can find Cajun seasoning in the premixed spices section.

[Source: All Recipes]

6. Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Jambalaya

Spice up your night with this super easy crock pot recipe. Chicken thighs are paired with smoked sausage and shrimp. Garlic and oregano season the sauce, and long-grain rice soaks up all the flavors. A bell pepper is seared and then added, so a wonderful smoky flavor.

[Source: My Recipes]

5. Creole Jambalaya

This classic jambalaya recipe has only sausage and shrimp. This recipe goes easy on the spices, so if you like it hot then add cayenne to your tastes. If you want your dish to be even milder, then replace the sausage with leftover ham.

[Source: Betty Crocker]

4. Jambalaya With Rice

This jambalaya recipe cooks the rice with the seasoned liquid. The flavors of sausage and spices are infused into the rice. You can add the rice right in the crock pot, or use the stove top method and replace the water with the cooking liquid.

[Source: Katie’s Cucina]

3. Jambalaya With Cauliflower Rice

Make your jambalaya palo-diet friendly and lower the carbohydrate count by using cauliflower rice. Process a whole head of cauliflower in the food processor, and add it to the crock pot in the last half hour of cooking. The cauliflower will get a great texture.

[Source: Food Renegade]

2. Mild Jambalaya

This mild recipe only uses 1/4 teaspoon of hot sauce. It is a great option for small children, who may prefer gentler flavors. Amp up the adults serving by adding hot sauce to their individual portions.

[Source: Food]

1. Spicy Slow Cooker Jambalaya

This traditional jambalaya recipe uses chicken, andouille sausage, and shrimp. Five whole cloves of garlic are added, giving the dish a great punch of flavors. This recipe also uses two teaspoons of hot sauce, giving it a spicy flavor.

[Source: The Taste Place]

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