Pasta Jambalaya
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 3-4 servings
Rotini pasta tossed with sausage, shrimp, tomatoes, and onions in Cajun seasoning. This pasta jambalaya is deliciously flavorful and perfect for a weeknight dinner.
  • 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)
  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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