Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 14 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

with shrimp / sausage / cauliflower

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
Jambalaya is a Cajun-inspired one-pan dish made of vegetables, sausage,and shrimp. Layers of flavor build as the dish cooks, but onions, bell peppers, and celery (often called the "holy trinity") get things started.
Smarts: Classic Jambalaya includes rice, but cauliflower adds a starchy flavor and texture to this paleo version that was first featured in 2018.


  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Cauliflower florets, frozen - 12 oz
  • Onions, medium - 1 , chopped
  • Bell peppers, green - 1 , diced
  • Celery - 3 ribs , diced
  • Garlic - 4 cloves , chopped
  • Sausage, andouille (pre-cooked or smoked) - 8 oz , sliced (this can be spicy, so sub any mild pre-cooked sausage if you prefer)
  • Cajun seasoning - 3 tsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Stock, any type - 2 cups
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , white and green parts chopped and combined
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving


  1. Shrimp / Cauliflower - Defrost shrimp and cauliflower.
  2. Onions / Bell peppers / Celery / Garlic / Sausage - Prep as directed. Combine onions, bell peppers, and celery. Store garlic and sausage in separate containers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make spice mix - Combine Cajun seasoning, thyme, and oregano. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Try for free
Learn More


  1. Heat a Dutch oven with oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and saute until sausage is browned on the outside, ~5 minutes. Drain off excess oil.
  2. Add onions, bell peppers, and celery and saute until tender, ~5 minutes. Add garlic, tomato paste, and spice mix and saute for 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add tomatoes (including liquid), stock, and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Cover pan and simmer for 20 minutes to let the flavors come together.
  5. While jambalaya simmers, chop green onions (both white and green parts).
  6. Stir shrimp and cauliflower into jambalaya and put the lid back on. Simmer for 5 minutes more, until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Season with some salt, pepper, and some hot sauce (if you’d like). Remove and discard bay leaves.
  7. Top jambalaya with green onions. Enjoy!



0 reviews