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With Mardi Gras right around the corner I was inspired to cook up of my favorite Cajun dishes, jambalaya, but with a twist. I wondered… what would happen if I added another favorite, Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese, to the mix? The answer, delicious! Combining the traditional flavors of the jambalaya with the gooey, cheesy texture made me love this dish more than ever. Enjoy!


  • 1 lb. Andouille sausage
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (28oz.) w/ juice
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 teaspoons oregano
  • 3 teaspoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 lb. large white shrimp
  • 2 cups long grain rice, cooked
  • 1 cup Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Cooking Instructions:

In the slow cooker add the sausage, bell pepper, onion, diced tomatoes, celery, chicken broth, oregano, parsley, cayenne pepper and Cajun seasoning. Cook on low for 7-8 hours (stirring occasionally). 30 minutes before serving, add the shrimp and cooked rice. Add shredded Tillamook Cheese until you reach desired cheesiness. Then eat!



This looks great... I'm going to try it. You should have a Facebook share button.

February 20th, 2012 at 9:54 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Ragan, thanks for your note! Let us know how your batch turns out (and how much Tillamook Cheese it took to reach YOUR perfect level of cheesiness!). Great recommendation for the Facebook share button! It's something we're working on :) Stay tuned!

Thanks again!
~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

February 20th, 2012 at 10:09 am


Hi! This looks super yummy and great for my Gluten Free kids :) In addition to a FB share, would also love to have a "pin it" button for Pinterest... do you have a board on there we can follow?

February 20th, 2012 at 10:27 am

Tillamook Team

Hi Jil, I'm so glad this will work for your gluten free family! By the way, have you seen our recipe for gluten free mac and cheese? It's super yummy too!

Thanks for your Pinterest recommedation! We will look in to that as well. We have several different cheesy Pinterest boards. You can find us here: Thanks again for your note!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

February 20th, 2012 at 11:57 am


Love your products! This recipe looks delicious... But as a true Louisiana gal.. I have to argue its being called Jambalaya!

February 20th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Tillamook Team

Thanks Angie! Not jambalaya? Tell us more... :) What are we missing? Or what should we call it instead?

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

February 20th, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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