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Instant Pot Jambalaya
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4.16 from 19 votes

Instant Pot Jambalaya

This Easy Instant Pot Jambalaya is filled with turkey sausage, shrimp, rice and a delicious Cajun-inspired sauce that makes a great weeknight dinner idea!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Creole
Keyword: Instant Pot Rice
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 364kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb chicken, turkey or pork sausages, casings removed and meat mixed up
  • 1/2 lb frozen shrimp
  • 1 (796 mL) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups dry uncooked white rice
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped (plus more for garnish)


  • Add olive oil, onions, garlic, Cajun seasoning, thyme, bay leaves, sausage, shrimp, diced tomatoes, chicken broth and rice to Instant Pot in that order. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes and then do a quick release of the pressure.
  • Open lid when safe to do so and stir in bell peppers and parsley. Let sit for 5 minutes with the lid on to steam the peppers. Garnish with extra parsley then serve and enjoy!


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 1309mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 103.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3.1mg