One Pot Shrimp Gumbo Pasta

One pot shrimp gumbo pasta. Made in ONE pot! With the gumbo. And the pasta. All’s you need is one pot. ONE pot, folks!

Waaaaaaituhminute…did somebody say, “pasta?”

One Pot Shrimp Gumbo Pasta | #dinner #recipe #glutenfree


You’re shocked.

You’re out of sorts.

You’re wondering if I’ve taken up the glutens again.

You just jumped out of your chair, ran three laps around your office, slam dunked your apple core into a nearby rubbish bin, yelled to your co-workers that “Julia’s lost her maaaaaarbles!!” and are fanning your face while catching your breath in utter buffudlement.

Or at least that’s how I’m picturing your reaction.

That’s how you reacted, right? I surprised you, right? You’re kind of in a disheveled state of affairs…right?

PASTA?! On The Roasted Root?? It’s disorienting.

You can take a deep breath and run a comb through your hair, because I’m still a G-free-er.

No glutens were et in the making of this recipe.

But you know what was et? Cajun AND Italian food! In ONE pot. BOOYAHZZLES!

After making this pasta, I’m certain that if two worldly cuisines just haaaaaad to collide and attach to one another in a fusion of spectacular spectacular, they should be Cajun and Italian cuisines. Flavorful spices + meat + pasta? I’m never eating salad again. Unless that salad has shrimp gumbo and pasta in it. Kidding. Not kidding.

Just look at this Cajun-Italian influence:

One-Pot Shrimp Gumbo Pasta | easy, healthy, delicious, and gluten-free! @ancientharvest

I know what you’re thinking. You want it to influence you in the face. This is why we’re friends.

As someone who eats a gluten-free diet, I get asked a lot if I miss pizza, bread, and pasta. My response is always, “Naaaah man…nah!” Because I still eat all them good foods in gluten-free form. I first tried Ancient Harvest’s gluten-free pastas a few years ago and instantly adored them. Their pastas are made out of quinoa flour and corn flour, and they can be used in any and all of your favorite pasta dishes. You can even make pasta dishes that aren’t really pasta dishes…like gumbo pasta. Totally untraditional, but heck, if we’re broadening our horizons to GF pasta, we may as well let this

I used Ancient Harvest’s gluten-free penne noodles for this recipe in order to participate in their Modern Meal Cook-Off. Myself and four other bloggers are cooking up fresh and healthful recipes using Ancient Harvest’s products in order to give you tasty gluten-free recipe options. Now through November 28th, you can vote on your favorite Cook-Off recipe HERE. <- Soooo…. pretty pretty please vote for me! Vote early, vote often, right? For moi? Gumbo? Pasta? Cast your ballot? Bueller?

It’s pasta season.

My favorite part about this meal is it’s a one-pot dish. As in UNO. No boiling the pasta seperately, no colander necessary. Just you, your ingredients and one big ol’ pot o’ pasta. This easy-to-prepare and easy-clean-up recipe is perfect for whipping up any night of the week. Prepare for gumbo pasta leftovers in your lunch, because the recipe makes puh-lenty!

Another fun nugget!: Me, myself, and the four other bloggers participating in the Cook-Off are staging a friendly takeover of Ancient Harvest Instagram account!  The other bloggers have already begun posting photos of their holiday recipes and cooking tips on AH’s InstaG. It will be my turn to take the Insta-reigns on November 25. Be sure to follow Ancient Harvest on Instagram.

Now get ye to one-potting some Cajun-Italian influence for your facce!

P.S. You can totally come to dinner.

P.P.S. Have I mentioned you only need ONE pot for this whole dang thing?

P.P.PS. Vote for me, please!

One Pot Shrimp Gumbo Pasta | #dinner #recipe #glutenfree

One Pot Shrimp Gumbo Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Julia


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning I used salt-free
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme chopped
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 28- ounce can no salt added diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 pound raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 12 ounces chicken andouille sausage links sliced
  • 1 8- ounce package Ancient Harvest Penne pasta
  • ½ cup fresh flat leaf parsley chopped


  1. Heat oil to medium in a large stock pot or sauce pan. add onion and celery and saute 8 minutes.
  2. Add bell peppers, garlic. Saute 8 minutes.
  3. Add Cajun seasoning, salt and thyme and saute an additional 3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat slightly and allow mixture to cook at a full (but controlled) boil for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the penne pasta and stir it into the mixture, patting it down into the liquid with a spoon. Add the andouille sausage and shrimp. Again, pat any pasta that’s sticking up down into the liquid to be sure it’s covered. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and allow pasta to cook 6 to 8 minutes, until pasta has reached desired done-ness. Careful to not over-cook!
  6. Stir in the fresh chopped parsley and serve heaping portions!!

This post is sponsored by Ancient Harvest. I was compensated for my efforts, and all opinions are my own.

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  1. Julie

    Oh, I want this!!! Also, I voted. I will do my best to remember to vote tomorrow, too. Hopefully, something will spur my brain into remembering. I have nothing witty to say today. Steinbeck spent too many hours last night snoring into my ear and I already need a nap. Clearly, I need pasta for this day.

    1. Julia Post author

      High fives to the GF pasta luuurve! I do love a good zoodle dish, but you hit the nail on the head – you just can’t replace a legit noodle!

  2. Deb

    This was AWESOME!!! OMG, so amazing. My tastebuds are dancing. My mouth can’t stop smiling.. Angels are singing. This is magic, thank you for an amazing dinner.

    1. Julia Post author

      Wahooo!!! I’m so glad you like the recipe, Deb!! I was very impressed by the way it turned out too. Like I may just make it each and every time I’m craving pasta. Or Shrimp. Or sausage. Or food… 😉

  3. Sarah

    This was great! Used wheat pasta, so it took a little bit longer to cook and I added it before the initial 10 minute simmer time was up. Turned out really well and was full of flavor.

  4. Katie A Mower

    I made this tonight with smoked chicken sausage as a substitute. My whole family loved this! The four kids all happily wolfed it down! Their ages range from 8yo down to almost 2yo. To find something they will all it is a freakin’ miracle! My Cajun heritage appreciated the flavor without having to spend time making a roux. It’s going into our regular rotation as requested. Thank you!!!

  5. kim

    you’re funny! Thanks for the laugh. I am a vegan looking for an option to rice which just stops up the passage ways, and ding dong, there you were with your own version of pasta gumbo 🙂 Happy Cooking!


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