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Jambalaya Foil Packet Dinner Recipe

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posted: 08/28/17

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This Jambalaya Foil Packet Dinner Recipe is about 30 minutes start to finish and so delicious! Whether you make it on the grill or in the oven, your family will love this recipe.

In a little foil packet, the Jambalaya has an array of green and red peppers, sausages, rice, lettuce, and many more.

I’m so happy to be partnering with Jennie-O to bring you this great easy dinner!

Jambalaya Foil Packet Ingredients

Though this is not a traditional jambalaya, it is reminiscent of those flavors. It comes together so easily that I think you will be really happy with this grilling take on it.

  • Andouille Sausage
  • Onion
  • Red & Green Bell Pepper
  • Celery
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Instant Rice
  • Chicken Broth

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

I have several seasoning recipes on my blog, and I love them all. They are much better than what you buy in the store and I have the amounts to make a little or a lot.

My Cajun Seasoning is no exception. One of the things I love about it is that you can adjust the spiciness. So if you have little ones who are sensitive to heat, that is a great option.

picture of Jennie-O turkey kielbasa

How To Make a Foil Packet

  1. Place all of the foil pieces shiny side up and spray them with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Divide them amongst the foil pieces.
  4. Fold the longest sides of the foil up on itself and then fold down several times.
  5. Now fold in the edges. (You can see this done in the video below.)
Three Jambalaya Foil packets are on a baking sheet – all opened up with the filling.

Do I Need to Use Instant Rice

This recipe does require that you use instant rice. I realize that many people don’t keep that on hand, but if you don’t, your rice won’t fully cook.

Make In the Oven

This recipe can be made either on the grill or in the oven. Great news!

To make in the oven

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the foil packets on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
A close up of a Jambalaya Foil Packet which has an array of sausages, peppers, onions, rice, and many more

Other Easy Grilling Recipes

If you are on the prowl for more easy dinners try some of these:

If you make this recipe or any of my other recipes please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

This Jambalaya Foil Packet Dinner Recipe is about 30 minutes start to finish and so delicious! Make it on the grill, make it in the oven, make it over and over!
4.8 from 5 votes

Jambalaya Foil Packet Dinner Recipe

Serves: 4 servings
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
This Jambalaya Foil Packet Dinner Recipe is about 30 minutes start to finish and so delicious! Make it on the grill, make it in the oven, make it over and over!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven or grill to 400 degrees. (See how to make this in the oven.)
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Place five square pieces of foil on the counter and spray the centers with cooking spray. Divide the mixture among them. Fold up two sides of the foil and fold over. Then curl both ends in to make a seal packet. Place directly on the grill, or on a baking sheet in the oven.
  • If grilling, turn over half way through grilling.
  • Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the rice is soft.
Serving: 1packet Calories: 259kcal (13%) Carbohydrates: 28g (9%) Protein: 4g (8%) Fat: 8g (12%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Cholesterol: 55mg (18%) Sodium: 1557mg (68%) Potassium: 162mg (5%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 4g (4%)
Author: Lisa Longley

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This Jambalaya Foil Packet Dinner Recipe is about 30 minutes start to finish and so delicious! Make it on the grill, make it in the oven, make it over and over!

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  1. Brooke says

    Can you use chicken in it also?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried that, so you might need to fiddle with cooking times a little to make sure it gets cooked through.

  2. Amy says

    What is turkey kielbasa? Not heard of that before! Could this work with chorizo?

    • Lisa Longley says

      It’s a product sold by Jennie-O. You could definitely use another type of Kielbasa or a pre cooked chorizo.

    • Connie Kesterson says

      I have used turkey smoked sausage for a few years now. It’s not so greasy and I think it has a better taste! Give it a try. Also it’s cheaper!

  3. Latasha says

    5 stars
    I made this for the first time and I love it!! I’m pregnant so no fuss meals are great. This was perfect and I’ll definitely be making it again.

    • Lisa Longley says

      That is so great to hear Latasha!

  4. Jenny says

    Could you make up the packets ahead of time and freeze them?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I wouldn’t recommend that, Jenny.

  5. Heidi Arendt says

    Do you know what the calorie content would be?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Sorry, Heidi, it’s in there now!

  6. Matt says

    I want to try this but I feel like it would need a higher temperature and longer cooking time. Am I crazy?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Matt, this recipe works great if you follow the steps listed. One person didn’t think it was enough liquid, but also made it in a casserole dish and not foil packets. I hope you give it a try!

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