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Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"Try this delicious spin on Jambalaya using pasta instead of rice!"
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50 m servings 860
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat; cook and stir the onion in the oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken, shrimp, sugar, Cajun seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and hot sauce and cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the kielbasa and diced tomatoes. Whisk together the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl until smooth; pour into the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Ladle over the linguine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 860 calories; 32.1 94.1 46.8 192 1672 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I'm from Louisiana and this recipe is called Pastalaya, not Jambalasta.

Most helpful critical review

Bland taste..had to doctor it up for it to be edible. .will not cook this again.

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I'm from Louisiana and this recipe is called Pastalaya, not Jambalasta.

Excellent! I made this as directed except I skipped the cornstarch (maybe my tomatoes, but I didn't need it), and tossed my sauce with the linguine. I also added the shrimp in the last few minut...

I used rotini pasta instead of linguine because I like the way it holds the sauce. I didn't use chicken, but it was still yummy with just the shrimp and sausage. It was spicy, but my picky dau...

I really enjoyed this and had all the ingredients on hand! I made a roux instead of using corn starch and I used beer instead of water (beer makes everything taste better). Finally, I added a ...

Recipe is great for the most part, but to be truly authentic 'Pastalaya' as it's called in Louisiana, firm short pasta should be used because long spaghetti, linguini, fettuccini noodles will br...

Kids thought it was too spicy, husband and I LOVED it. Even better a day or two later as leftovers with a bit of cheese grated on top.

First I am not a big fan of rice. When I saw this recipe I had to try it and it was the hit of the evening. The only change I made was cooking the tomatoes about 40 min and then added the shrimp...

Can I give this a 5+++? This is amazing. My husband asked for jambalaya but does not like rice so I searched for a recipe that was made with pasta instead and found this one. I invited al...

We've made this a couple of times now, and it's absolutely delicious. It makes a great "one course dinner". The second time I prepared it, I made the following modifications: Added 1/2 tsp cayen...