Pasta Jambalaya

Rotini pasta tossed with sausage, shrimp, tomatoes, and onions in Cajun seasoning. This pasta jambalaya is deliciously flavorful and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Pasta Jambalaya | Cooking with a Wallflower

I think I’ve mentioned many times before that I have this possibly unhealthy obsession with pasta. I’m pretty sure I could have pasta with any sauce, any ingredient, any time, and I would never be tired of it. So since the unofficial end of summer started Labor Day weekend, I thought I could begin sharing easy cozy weeknight dinners with you.

Pasta Jambalaya | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’m all about that quick and simple kind of life. Especially when I come home from work exhausted. I’m always starving when I walk through the front door and I need dinner as soon as possible. My favorite solution is anything pasta. I actually love pasta with tomato sauce from the jar. But I always add a ton of vegetables and extra seasoning to make it customized to my taste. That means pasta with all of my favorite fixings.

Pasta Jambalaya | Cooking with a Wallflower

Today, we’re giving pasta a Cajun flair. I loooove Cajun food, but I don’t get to have it often. So… I decided to make this Pasta Jambalaya and share it with you <3.

Pasta Jambalaya | Cooking with a Wallflower

Pasta tossed with Cajun sausage, diced tomatoes, large shrimp, and sauteed onions. This dish is soo delicious and flavorful. You’ll want to make it for dinner and pack it for lunch the next day.

Pasta Jambalaya | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a large pot, heat water and cook the rotini pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta and run it through cold water to prevent it from continuing to cook. Set aside for now.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil for about a minute. Once the olive oil is hot, add garlic, celery, onions, and sausage and cook until browned. You can pick your favorite sausage, but since I don’t eat beef, I usually get pork or chicken sausage.

Pasta Jambalaya | Cooking with a Wallflower

Add diced tomatoes, shrimp, chicken broth, and Cajun seasoning. Cook until the shrimp turns from gray to reddish orange. Add the pasta to the skillet and toss until the pasta is completely covered in the sauce.

Pasta Jambalaya | Cooking with a Wallflower

Pasta Jambalaya | Cooking with a Wallflower

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the pasta jambalaya warm garnished with green onions.

Enjoy!

Pasta Jambalaya | Cooking with a Wallflower

Pasta Jambalaya
 
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Rotini pasta tossed with sausage, shrimp, tomatoes, and onions in Cajun seasoning. This pasta jambalaya is deliciously flavorful and perfect for a weeknight dinner.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 3-4 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ pound rotini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ medium onion, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 pound sausage
  • ½ pound large shrimp
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ -1 Creole seasoning (to taste)
  • ¼ cup green onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Directions:
  1. In a large pot, heat water and cook the rotini pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta and run it through cold water to prevent it from continuing to cook. Set aside for now.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil for about a minute. Once the olive oil is hot, add garlic, celery, onions, and sausage and cook until browned. You can pick your favorite sausage, but since I don’t eat beef, I usually get pork or chicken sausage.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, shrimp, chicken broth, and Cajun seasoning. Cook until the shrimp turns from gray to reddish orange. Add the pasta to the skillet and toss until the pasta is completely covered in the sauce.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve the pasta jambalaya warm garnished with green onions.

 

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