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As soon as we heard his infamous catchphrase “No soup for you” this well known Seinfeld character became an instant classic amongst Seinfeld fans. The Soup Nazi is as well known for his rigged attitude as he is for his amazing soup recipes. For those Seinfeld fans who are still searching for that perfect soup, here’s our version of Newman’s favorite and one of The Soup Nazi’s most revered recipes, the jambalaya soup.

soup nazi jambalaya recipe


2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

10 ounces andouille sausage, sliced into rounds

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 onion, diced

1 small green bell pepper, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 (16 ounces) can crushed Italian tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon file powder

1 1/4 cups uncooked white rice

2 1/2 cups chicken broth


Heat 1 tablespoon of peanut oil in a large heavy Dutch oven over medium heat.

Season the sausage and chicken pieces with Cajun seasoning.

Saute sausage until browned. Remove with slotted spoon, and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon peanut oil, and saute chicken pieces until lightly browned on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon, and set aside.

In the same pot, saute onion, bell pepper,


and garlic until tender.

Stir in crushed tomatoes, and season with red pepper, black pepper, salt, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce and file powder.

Stir in chicken and sausage. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed

If you want to visit the real-life Soup Nazi’s soup shop be sure to join us on our When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour which visits locations from Seinfeld including the famous Monk’s diner from the show