Try this delicious spin on Jambalaya using pasta instead of rice!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Partner Tip

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Nutrition Facts

860 calories; 32.1 g total fat; 192 mg cholesterol; 1672 mg sodium. 94.1 g carbohydrates; 46.8 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
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 splash of cream at the end because I realized I added too much hot sauce and needed to mellow it out. Got great reviews from everyone I served it to. The sauce was flavorful and spicy. Served it with some roasted asparagus but next time I think throwing vegetables right into the sauce would be better--but that s the Yankee in me. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2015
Not only weird with pasta but the taste was all wrong for jambalaya. Read More
116 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2008
I'm from Louisiana and this recipe is called Pastalaya not Jambalasta. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2009
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 minutes with the pasta - I think they could have gotten too done as written. Anyway fabulous idea and flavors - my guys were thrilled. I threw some chopped green and yellow peppers and chopped parsely on when I served it. Thanks for the recipe - nicely done!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2008
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 daughter liked it too. It made the house smell great while it was cooking. Will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
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 splash of cream at the end because I realized I added too much hot sauce and needed to mellow it out. Got great reviews from everyone I served it to. The sauce was flavorful and spicy. Served it with some roasted asparagus but next time I think throwing vegetables right into the sauce would be better--but that s the Yankee in me. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2014
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 break up and get kind of mushy. Also Kebalsa and Cajun just don't do together Shaa so please use Andouille or a good smoked sausage and you'll have yourself a delicious authentic Cajun Pastalaya that everyone will love. My pasta preference is Penne or Ziti but Rotini and Bowtie is also good. Cest bon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
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. Keep up the good work Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2014
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 all my kids home for dinner== I have 3 grown sons so I tripled the recipe. Fantastic. Only change I made was that I used penne pasta rather than linguini (hubby's preference). Been making it for almost 3 years now and never get tired of it. A friend of my sons has had it and then ordered at a restaurant. He told the staff they needed to ask me for my recipe cuz theirs didn't even come close. If you get the chance you have to make this. RAESIVE thank you for sharing this. YUMMY Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
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 cayenne pepper (gives it some heat which we found to be just right). Added 1/2 cup chicken broth (I used bouillon) and a splash of sherry plus 2 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup water (as written this sauce is a bit dry). As others have mentioned this recipe needs peppers! I chopped up some small sweet peppers which were a great addition. I reduced the amount of pasta to 16oz which is quite enough. That extra 8oz of pasta the recipe calls for is literally 8oz too much. We blended all the sauce and pasta together and found the proportion of sauce to pasta to be very good. I used orecchiette this time but the linguine is also good - they each hold the sauce a bit differently. Read More
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