{One Pot Wonder} Jambalaya Pasta

This pasta dish is creamy comfort in a single bowl! A single, quick and easy meal that cooks in a single pan. This {One Pot Wonder} Jambalaya Pasta is chock full of hearty meats and liberally seasoned with spices. It’s perfect for the busiest of nights, or even any day when time gets away from you.

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My family is spoiled. Like really spoiled. They freak out if I say I’m not cooking dinner. Like tonight I had to run errands, pick up and chauffeur sons around, and then take the husband’s car in for an oil change. I was pooped. Dinner hadn’t even crossed my mind.

Somebody else could step up to the plate tonight.

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Behold my surprise when tonight my husband cooked dinner– and then some.

I walked in the door and got acclimated. My husband asked me to grab a pen and paper. He told me not to touch a thing. He’d defrosted the freezer, pulled everything out of it, and as he organized it all just called out the contents for me to include on my list.

Did I mention grocery day is tomorrow? Usually this freezer inventory falls to one of my teens. They cry and moan like they’re dying, or like they’re being stretched on the rack! 

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I can’t tell you what a relief this was to me. But you can probably guess how it helped my grocery budget!

Something I noticed? Our shrimp gets held hostage over half the year. I cash in on this stuff when it’s on sale. Usually in the Summer. I rack up a shrimp stack. It rarely gets used in the cold weather months though.

I could give you a thousand grill recipes, or even salad recipes for Summer– but colder months it seems like I got nothin’.

Nothing for my shrimps at least. Those poor little frozen friends.

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Let my frozen shrimp be held hostage no more! Times are a-changin’ around here. 

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This {One Pot Wonder} Jambalaya Pasta is creamy comfort food at it’s finest. Studded with seasoned shrimp, Andoullie sausage, and chunks of chicken– it is the ultimate cold weather comfort food.

The addition of some chopped veggies, pasta, and a few choice seasonings and you’ve got a quick and easy meal on your hands that’s as seasoned as it is sensational.

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One Pot Wonder Jambalaya Pasta

A hearty pasta based meal, studded with chunks of chicken, slices of Cajun sausage, and shrimp, that's also quickly & easily made in one pot.
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Course: Main Course, Pasta, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 750kcal


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb chicken diced
  • 1 red yellow, or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 lb andoullie smoked sausage thinly sliced
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1-2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb liguine noodles
  • 1 lb shrimp uncooked, peeled, deveined
  • fresh or dried, cilantro leaves (optional)


  • In a a dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until the outside's seared. Add in the rest of the ingredients, except for the shrimp, and stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat until the mixture's simmering. Add in the shrimp and continue simmering, stirring often, for about 20 minutes- or until noodles are al dente.
  • Ladle the jambalaya into bowls and sprinkle with fresh (or dried) cilantro before serving.


Calories: 750kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 272mg | Sodium: 2229mg | Potassium: 894mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 21.9mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 5.3mg




4 thoughts on “{One Pot Wonder} Jambalaya Pasta

  1. What a beautiful recipe. I love Jambalaya. It is such a rich combination of flavors that meld together for one bomb of a recipe. Thank you for sharing with Fiesta Friday this week!

    1. Thanks, Julie! I couldn’t agree more, it’s a flavor medley that you can’t help but appreciate once you try it.

  2. Loved this recipe and my son and husband did too. I used penne pasta because I didnt have linguine and it worked out great. I also added okra because a few vegitables won’t kill them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m so glad everyone loved it, Nancy! Yes, any pasta will do- and your veggie comment- it’s like you’ve lived my life, lol. I personally can’t do okra for texture reasons.

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