If you don’t try this recipe, I am angered with you. And your brain doesn’t work. Straight up. This recipe seriously rocked my world. My tastebud world, that is. I put off making it for a while. It was honestly probably one of the first recipes I wanted to try to make when I first began eating paleo, but was too intimidated. I’m not sure why. I’m not intimidated easily. Maybe because it’s a lot of meat in one recipe. But more meat is better. I’ve come to terms with this fact.

I think I have found out what I’m extremely good at. I can’t call it ‘my calling’ but more of ‘my talent’. I’m really talented. You wanna know why? Because 98% of the time, I wake up LITERALLY 2 minutes before my alarm. Almost every day. Unless I’ve slept 3 hours because I can’t tear myself away from Chopped. Damn them for having the dessert round last. But no joke, I rarely ever have to hear my alarm because of this mysterious talent. It’s heaven. Alarms are hell. Like little torture appliances. If I were to invent anything in my lifetime, it would be to get rid of time. That makes sense. Definitely.

Fact: Our Christmas tree is still up. Don’t worry, it’s fake. Fact:  Our Halloween candy corn lights are still up. This is what happens when you have roommates. I don’t give a horses crap about the holidays, but my roommates looooove them. So they get all excited, want to decorate everything (Laura specifically), then the decorations never leave. I legit keep finding spider glow in the dark rings on the floor from our Halloween party. Valentine’s Day may get a little out of control. Specifically because Laura and I will probably have to celebrate it together. Soooooo I’m guessing she’ll do the red and pink streamers and I’ll bake the heart paleo cookies. And then we’ll order in food and watch movies together. I love our domestic partnership. We’re actually going on a date this weekend for 5280 week. God we’re adorable.

Yep, my face is stillllll peeling.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 2 andouille sausage, sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 head cauliflower, riced
  • 1 (6oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. First get everything ready. It’ll make your life simpler. Dice all your veggies then throw your cauliflower in the food processor with the shredding attachment to rice the cauliflower.
  2. Now heat a large pot over medium-high heat with your olive oil. Add your garlic until it becomes fragrant then add your onion and green bell pepper to begin to cook down.
  3. Once the onion in translucent, add your cauliflower, broth, chicken and sausage. Mix together. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Then add your tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices. Stir to incorporate.
  5. Cover and let cook for another 5-8 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and meats are cooked through.
  6. Let sit for around 5 minutes to cool.
  7. Consume!


You are more than welcome to add shrimp to this recipe, I just didn’t have any on hand!

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  1. Itsnagzz says:

    Do you think I can throw everything in the crockpot and let it meld together?!?

    1. juli says:

      i’m not sure how the cauliflower would stand up

  2. Antoinette says:

    WOW – That rocked my world too!!! I have never tried any version of Jambalaya before and now I can’t fathom why. Luckily I tried the best recipe on my first sampling.

  3. Allison says:

    Do you think this would freeze okay if I made extra?

    1. juli says:

      not sure, i haven’t tried freezing it. but i don’t see why not!

  4. Krissy says:

    THIS IS AMAZING! I’m doing the Whole30 and am so tired of dishes. This was a great one pot wonder. Thank you 🙂

  5. Missy says:

    Hi Juli! I love this recipe and want to try it in the InstantPot but don’t want to f it up. You tried it like that? Love your recipes.

    1. juli says:

      i haven’t tried it in the instant pot sadly

  6. Liz says:

    Very tasty! I used a red bell pepper instead of green and omitted the broth. Otherwise I followed the recipe.

    1. juli says:

      awesome!! so glad you liked this super old recipe!!

  7. Sophia says:

    I know this is super old, but it’s STILL – 10 years later – my go-to Jambalaya recipe! It’s just so good and so flavourful!! I’m actually a little sad this recipe is probably rolled up into the archives now, but it’s worth digging up and bringing back. Plus with an opening line like “If you don’t try this recipe… I am angered with you.” how can one not try it?! #Rude.
    Congrats to you on your amazing little family! Cheers from Toronto!