Everyday Meals

Quinoa Jambalaya


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 1 pound kielbasa (Polish) sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • ½sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), diced
  • 6miniature multi-colored sweet peppers, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir sausage until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion to sausage; cook and stir until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir sweet pepper, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, celery salt, and red pepper flakes into sausage mixture; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.


  • Step 2

    Mix quinoa into sausage mixture; cook and stir until quinoa is slightly toasted, about 1 minute. Pour broth and marinara sauce over quinoa mixture. Cover skillet and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Cook's Note:

    Feel free to add shrimp, diced chicken, or sub in extra veggies.

    Add more or less cayenne for your heat preference, or drizzle with Sriracha for a real kick in the pants.

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