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Jambalaya Soup

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posted: 12/08/17

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Your family is going to love this homemade Jambalaya Soup recipe! It is easy to make and full of so much rich flavor. Full of vegetables and Cajun flavor from Cajun seasoning to Cajun turkey, this is going to be a keeper!

In a blue pot, the Jambalaya Soup is a beautiful dark red color showing the different components of the soup.

I’m so happy to be working with Jennie-O to bring you this awesome recipe!

I had this realization the other day that I have a gazzilion soup recipes on my blog. Am I a total weirdo? I think I like soup more than the average bear.

How much do I love soup? We had this sausage and kale soup for dinner last night. And we had this slow cooker chicken enchilada soup for dinner last week. We also had this slow cooker vegetable and meatball soup last week.

I’m serious. I love soup.

But you guys, it’s so perfect! Because soup is like a TOTAL meal in one pot. It’s like the grand poo-ba of one pot meals. The *original* one pot meal.

A photo of Jennie-O's Cajun Style turkey.

This Jambalaya Soup is the perfect example of that. It’s got protein, carbs, and vegetables all loaded into one big pot and it is totally packed to the brim of that pot with flavor.

It starts with Jennie-O’s Oven Ready Cajun Style Bone-In Turkey breast. Jennie-O’s Cajun game is totally on point. If you need additional evidence, I give you Exhibit A: Jambalaya Foil Packet Dinner Recipe and Exhibit B: Cajun Cobb Salad. Both are star witnesses.

Their Oven Ready Cajun Turkey is amazing. It is full of delicious Cajun flavor and so easy to make. You remove it from the packaging but keep it in the inner bag it’s sealed in. Poke a few holes, pull the plastic away from the turkey and pop it in the oven straight from the freezer. It cooks up in just a few hours and has your whole house smelling amazing.

The Cajun Turkey Breast is on the cutting board.

This makes a perfect dinner on it’s own, but if you happen to have some left overs then guess what?

Soup’s on!

An overhead photo of the Jambalaya Soup with a roll of bread on the side and topped with parsley.


This is a really simple soup to make. It starts with a little butter and then some Jennie-O Turkey Kielbasa. From there you sauté some vegetables and add some Cajun seasoning, chicken stock, and diced tomatoes. The end result is a rich soup full of flavor.

If you can’t handle heat, cut back on the Cajun seasoning. This soup definitely has a kick to it. The roasted turkey is absolutely perfect in this soup. It is moist and lends to the flavor. If you have difficulty finding it, you could use regular left over turkey or even some roitisiere chicken.

Portions of turkey, sausage, and tomatoes stick out of the Jambalaya Soup.

If you are looking for other great soups to use left over turkey meat be sure to check out this Turkey and Dumpling Soup, this Slow Cooker Cajun Bean Turkey Soup, this Fiesta Turkey Soup, and this Turkey Barley Soup.

For more great dinner ideas using Jennie-O’s Cajun Turkey click here. And be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Overhead photo of the Jambalaya Soup that is packed with meat, vegetables, and rice.
This from scratch Jambalaya Soup recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
4 from 3 votes

Jambalaya Soup

Serves: 6 people
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Your family is going to love this homemade Jambalaya Soup recipe!  It is easy to make and full of so much rich flavor.  Full of vegetables and Cajun flavor from Cajun seasoning to Cajun turkey, this is going to be a keeper!


  • 2 TBSPs unsalted butter
  • 14 oz Jennie-O Turkey Kielbasa sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced small
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 celery ribs diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 2 TBSPs flour
  • 2 TBSPs Cajun seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 2 TBSPs tomato paste
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 2 cups Bone In Oven Ready Jennie-O Turkey cooked


  • In a large dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat.  Add the sliced kielbasa and cook until browned.  Add in the onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add in the celery, red pepper, and green pepper.  Stir and sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour, Cajun seasoning, and season with salt and pepper.  Stir to coat the vegetables.  Stir in the diced tomatoes and the tomato paste.
  • Slowly add the chicken stock.  Throw in the bay leaves.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the rice and cooked turkey.  Simmer until the rice is tender, about five minutes.  Remove bay leaves and serve.
Author: Lisa Longley
This from scratch Jambalaya Soup recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

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The Jambalaya Soup are in a bowl and a blue pot showing the different meats and vegetables.

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  1. Diane Wilkins says

    5 stars
    This soup is simple to make yet delicious. It’s just a perfect option during this cold winter. This jambalaya soup looks like one that warms your soul too ???? Will try to make one soon.

  2. Karen @ The Food Charlatan says

    All the soup, all day every day please!!!! I love it so much! Meal in a pot indeed. Can’t wait to try this version!!

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  3. Holly says

    What color and size is your Le Creuset?

    • Lisa Longley says

      It is the 5 1/2 quart teal one :)

  4. Jeanne Hardy says

    5 stars
    This tastes amazing. I will make again!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked it Jeanne!

  5. Kelsey says

    2 stars
    Very bland. Had to add a bunch of stuff to even get it remotely a taste of spice. It was okay just nothing special.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Kelsey! I have to say, I’m really surprised to hear you say this. I found this soup to be full of flavor and I’m not someone who enjoys a bland dish. A few questions: Did you use my Cajun seasoning recipe? That is the backbone of the flavor in this soup, so if you didn’t that could be the problem. Second, did you use the brand of turkey that I recommended? It adds so much great flavor to this recipe. Finally, what kind of chicken stock did you use? If it was low sodium that would greatly impact the final salt level and taste.

  6. Shelley says

    Would love to make for hubby as he enjoys international cuisine. Do you think this would freeze ok??
    Will have to try.my best with the proteins as they may be hard.to accure in NZ. Thanks. :-)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yeah, I think this would be a great soup to freeze!

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