This time I’m sharing a stellar weeknight meal that is slam packed with flavor. It is super easy, too. So easy, in fact, that it all cooks in one pan – including the pasta. With just a little prep, you’ll have this meal on the table in about 30 minutes. But it’s so flavorful and delicious, your family will think you’ve been cooking all day.
Y’all, I’m seriously in love with this dish. It has all the flavor of jambalaya – smoky sausage, peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and just a touch of heat – in a delicious creamy pasta dish. I seriously can’t get enough of this stuff. It’s the kind of dish that I have to take a bite of every time I walk by it as it sits on the stove top.
But it’s not too spicy. I wouldn’t hesitate serving this to Jack. That said, if spice is your thing, you can simply add in some more of that Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning to kick it up even more.
In this version is used a regular smoked sausage, but if you’re looking for even more flavor and heat, an andouille or cajun smoked sausage would be a great substitution.
Y’all are gonna love this one! Enjoy!
Creamy One-Pot Jambalaya Pasta
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 2 teaspoons Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning
- 1 12-ounce package smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
- 8-ounces spaghetti
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- Heat the oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and sprinkle with the Creole seasoning. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage has browned and the chicken is no longer pink on the outside. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat to a bowl - leaving the grease in the pan. Set aside.
- Add the onions and peppers and cook until soft - 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and canned tomatoes with the juice. Stir to combine. Break the pasta in half and add into the pan, pressing it into the liquid. Add the chicken and sausage back to the pan on top of the pasta. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Uncover, stir, and replace the lid. Cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until the pasta is tender. In a small bowl, whisk the corn starch into the heavy cream. Pour it into the pasta and stir to combine. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Add additional Creole seasoning to taste. Allow to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
This post is sponsored by my friends at Tony Chachere’s, but the thoughts and opinions here are all my own – just as always. Thanks for supporting the brands that support me.