Seafood Paella with Pasta

Seafood Paella with Pasta is one of those meals where you can feel free to add all of your favorite flavors but be careful – it’s hard to stop!  I have included shrimp, clams, crab meat, salmon, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and even asparagus because I am trying to hurry Spring along!  A crazy combination but it works!

Chickapea Pasta with Seafood Paella


Seafood Jambalaya

Bacon in jambalaya you say?  Yep!  Cook up your bacon first and use half the drippings for your onion, garlic, red pepper and jalapeno and you’ve created a super flavor!  Use your crumbled bacon as a garnish to tempt your hungry family or guests further and you’ll be getting a standing ovation.

Easy Seafood Jambalaya Pasta

The recipe has a lot of ingredients but it’s also packed with amazing flavors and it’s one of those great dishes that has a different taste in every bite.

  • Leave out the salmon if you’re looking to save some dinner dollars
  • If you’d prefer less heat, omit the jalapeno pepper and red pepper flakes
  • Add some chicken to stretch the meal for leftovers
  • I have added snowpeas to this to because I love the crunch and the Spring twist!

Robyn is our recipe creator and also blogs at Simply Fresh Dinners.  You can see more of her recipes on Facebook and Instagram.

5 from 8 votes
Seafood Paella with Pasta
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Seafood Paella with Pasta is one of those meals where you can feel free to add all of your favorite flavors but be careful – it’s hard to stop! I have included shrimp, clams, crab meat, salmon, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and even asparagus because I am trying to hurry Spring along! A crazy combination but it works!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: spanish
Servings: 6
Calories: 461 kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason | Recipe Creator for Chickapea Pasta
  • 8 ounces Chickapea Pasta (shells, penne or spiral)
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick
  • 1 pound medium – large shrimp, cleaned, deveined and shells removed
  • 1/2 pound cooked crabmeat
  • 12 small clams
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3 cups sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
  1. In a large deep skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels, reserving half of the drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  2. Add mushrooms, onion garlic, jalapeno, red pepper, paprika and red pepper flakes to the drippings. Cook about 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in broth and thyme. (strip each sprig of thyme, letting the individual leaves fall into the pan). Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, rinse salmon and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with pepper.

  4. Pat dry shrimp, sprinkle with pepper.
  5. Scrub clams, tossing any that are opened.

  6. Add pasta to pan, tossing well with ingredients.

  7. Place salmon, shrimp, crab, snow peas and asparagus on top of pasta mixture. Simmer, covered for 8-10 minutes or until shrimp is pink and asparagus is crisp-tender and pasta is cooked al dente.

  8. Remove from heat and top with crumbled bacon and tomatoes.

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  • PN
    Posted at 13:39h, 26 March Reply

    What are the nutritional facts for just the chickpea pasta? Please post as I am considering purchasing this pasta!

  • GiGi
    Posted at 13:13h, 15 March Reply

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS!!! I have been wanting to make Paella for a lifetime and I remember when I first realized you did not need RICE necessarily to make it!!! NOWWWWWWW I NEED TO MAKE some!! OMG I think I need to make some for my bloggggg!

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    Posted at 16:53h, 14 March Reply

    So much amazing flavor in this dish! Loving everything about it.

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 16:40h, 21 March Reply

      Paella is awesome. We’re digging this recipe with Chickapea!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 16:28h, 14 March Reply

    This is such a beautiful dish! Chickapea pasta is perfect in here!

  • Regina
    Posted at 13:59h, 14 March Reply

    What an amazing recipe that is both decadent and light at the same time! YUM

  • Tania
    Posted at 13:16h, 14 March Reply

    Incredible! I would love to try your combination of seafood and veggies. Sounds scrumptious!

  • Jenn peas and crayons
    Posted at 12:57h, 14 March Reply

    Could I have this for dinner tonight?! Holy YUM it looks amazing!!!!

  • marcie
    Posted at 12:44h, 14 March Reply

    What a brilliant idea to make a pasta paella! I love all the seafood goodness here!

  • Sarah | Well and Full
    Posted at 12:32h, 14 March Reply

    This recipe looks perfect for the warmer weather! I love a fresh pasta dish in the spring and summer 🙂

  • nocrumbsleft
    Posted at 12:31h, 14 March Reply

    Wow, Robyn! This looks absolutely incredible and I can’t wait to make it!

  • Mahy
    Posted at 12:15h, 14 March Reply

    What a fantastic recipe Robyn! Paella is one of my favorite dishes but I barely make it because I’m not so much of a rice person—now this genius recipe will be made more than ever at my home!!

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