Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Cooking method:

Ninja Zerostick Cookware
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 2 people

Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Easy one pot pasta with bold, spicy flavours, inspired by New Orleans and Louisiana Cuisine.

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Celery, Fish, Shellfish, Eggs, Milk


  • 250g fresh tagliatelle (or pasta of your choice)
  • 150g chorizo, cut into 1cm slices
  • 100g cooked prawns (you can also use fresh shrimp, allow a couple of extra minutes after adding to cook)
  • 150g chicken breast, diced
  • 3 tbsp cajun spice mix (shop bought or use recipe below)
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 celery stalk, divided
  • 250g tinned tomatoes or ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Parmesan
  • 1-2 tbsp oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to season

For the cajun spice mix

  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper

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  • Step 1

    Pour 1 tbsp of oil in a medium hot pan and add the chorizo. Cook for about 4-5 mins stirring occasionally until nicely seared.

  • Step 2

    Remove the sausage from the pan, keeping the oil in.

  • Step 3

    Add the chicken and fry off for 2 minutes, then add the diced vegetables and continue cooking for 2-3 mins on medium-low heat.

  • Step 4

    Return the chorizo back to the pan and stir in the cajun seasoning. Allow to cook for a minute or two until spices favour started developing.

  • Step 5

    Pour the tinned(or chopped) tomatoes and the stock to the pan and simmer for 5-6 mins.

  • Step 6

    Add the prawns to the sauce and cook for a couple more minutes, taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning, add a splash of water should you need to thin it.

  • Step 7

    Gently stir in the pasta, making sure it is well coated.

  • Step 8

    Continue to simmer on medium-low for 3-4 mins allowing the pasta to soften and absorb the flavours.

  • Step 9

    Remove from the heat and serve in a bowl.

  • Step 10

    Garnish with freshly ground black pepper and grated parmesan and herbs of your choice.