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Cajun Jambalaya Pasta Recipe with Shrimps, Chicken, and Sausage

Jambalaya Pasta — Leave the take-out menu and make this delicious restaurant-quality cajun/creole jambalaya pasta made with chicken, sausage, and shrimps. It comes together in about 30 minutes!

Jambalaya pasta served in a black plate

Jambalaya Pasta

Jambalaya pasta is a hearty and colorful pasta dish bursting with shrimps, chicken, and sausage — tons of flavor!.

If you’ve had jambalaya and you love pasta, then this is the dish for you. It’s next level cajun food.

You really don’t need much else to serve alongside it, but you could make a green salad or bake a crusty loaf bread to serve along with it if you feel inspired.

Jambalaya pasta seved in a black bowl garnished with parsley

What is Jambalaya pasta?

Many of us are familiar with jambalaya — a delicious dish made with meat, vegetables, and rice. However, jambalaya pasta might be pretty new to some of us.

Jambalaya Pasta is a bit of a fusion dish since pasta isn’t common for traditional Creole food, but that also makes it a satisfying change of pace from both Creole and other pasta dishes. 

This recipe is fairly straightforward, but following the instructions and tips below will sure going to make it one of your favorites!

Watch how to make jambalaya pasta:

How long to make Jambalaya Pasta?

This dish can be completed in 30 to 40minutes.

Is Jambalaya Pasta spicy? 

The short answer is “yes” (it wouldn’t be Creole if it wasn’t!), but you can always vary your ingredients, specifically by reducing the amount of Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes.

What meats do you need for Jambalaya? 

Personally, I love the blend of chickenshrimp, and, andouille sausage for my Jambalaya. Their distinct flavors make every bite deliciously unique! However, you can include or withhold any meats you wish for this dish, and even make it vegetarian by substituting in zucchini and vegetable stock.

picture showing jambalaya pasta raised with a spoon

What pasta for this recipe? 

This recipe uses fettuccine, which is perfect for heartier sauces and the meats used in this dish. Of course, you are welcome to use whatever pasta you prefer, but pastas like fettucine and farfalle help to hold the sauce! Whichever pasta you use, make sure you only cook it al dente initially so that it’s not overcooked when combined with the jambalaya, and do not rinse it.

What to serve with Jambalaya Pasta? 

This dish has almost everything, but greens are a great side dish that you won’t get from the pasta—collard greens matches the Creole flavor of the jambalaya, but I would prefer serving with some crunch like asparagus or a slice or two of french bread.

Flavor Variations:

  • Substitute meats as desired, or make it vegetarian with vegetable stock and no meat
  • Control the spiciness by adding the Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes to taste

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picture showing jambalaya pasta raised with a spoon

Jambalaya Pasta

Leave the take-out menu and make this delicious restaurant-quality cajun jambalaya pasta with chicken, sausage, and shrimps. It comes together in about 30 minutes!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, creole, pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 578.6kcal


  • 1 pound pasta fettuccine
  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into pieces
  • ½ lb shrimp deveined
  • ½ lb andouille sausage sliced into half-inch-thick pieces
  • 2 tbsp cajun spice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes or cayenne powder
  • ½ cup red bell peppers diced
  • ½ cup green bell peppers diced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste if necessary
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Cook pasta until al dente, drain but do not rinse. set aside
  • Lightly season the chicken and shrimp (separately) with the cajun seasoning.
  • Heat oil in a large pot on medium heat and cook the chicken until cooked through. Set aside.
  • Add the shrimp to the same pan and cook on both sides until they are opaque (about 3-5 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add andouille sausage and brown on both sides.
  • Still in the same pan, add onion, garlic, and bay leaves and cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the chicken, diced tomato, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, tomato sauce, red chili flakes, thyme, oregano, cajun seasoning, chicken broth, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, then stir in the shrimp and pasta. Leave to get heated through for 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired.


Calories: 578.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 43.2g | Fat: 17.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 871.3mg | Potassium: 1009.3mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 5.9g | Vitamin A: 2097.7IU | Vitamin C: 34.8mg | Calcium: 91.6mg | Iron: 3.7mg

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Recipe Rating


Sunday 5th of March 2023

FYI…Your instructions do not mention adding the red and green peppers anywhere during the cooking process. 🙃

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 30th of April 2023

Sorry about this. Add it at the point of adding chicken.


Sunday 14th of March 2021

There's no measurement listed for how much oregano so I just used my cooking experience judgment.

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Thanks so much for catching that Beulah, I just adjusted the recipe to reflect that. Thanks for the five stars!


Sunday 21st of February 2021

my friend always talks about chef lola, I googled and tried this receive and it came out perfect. My husband loved it! I look forward to trying out recipes.

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 25th of February 2021

Wow! Thank you for the feedback, Mary. I'm glad you weren't disappointed. :)

Nichole @casadecrews

Saturday 17th of October 2020

I love these flavors together! YUMMMM!

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Thank you, Nichole 😊


Monday 12th of October 2020

I love that you use fettuccine in this and I LOVE Cajun spice so this is a must make.

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Glad you love it Liz. I will be happy to know how well you like it whenever you get to try it. ❤