Pressure cooker jambalaya never been easier! Using sausage with a bit of a kick you can easily throw this all together and dinner is done in just 20 minutes. It’s gluten free too!
I found this amazing sausage and fresh bell peppers at the store and I immediately thought I’d try pressure cooker jambalaya! It came out so yummy we made it two nights in a row! Packed with flavor, and a little heat, we hope your family enjoys it as much as we have. Added to our long list of easy Instant Pot recipes for you to enjoy. Special thanks goes out to Albertsons for sponsoring this post so we could share our easy jambalaya recipe with all of you.
When I think of this dish I think of the time I spent in Louisiana.
I made it with a mild/medium heat level but you’re free to make your pressure cooker jambalaya as spicy as you’d like!
We used the most amazing hatch chili sausages found at the new Albertsons Market Street here in Meridian, Idaho. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe them. You’ll just have to taste some yourself!
You’ll want to start with 2-3 uncooked sausage links like you see here. You can find a huge variety at this store. You’re even able to have them create custom sausage links with any variety of meats you’d like! If you live in the area you truly will be amazed when you walk inside, sausage is just one of their specialties.
The largest Albertsons in the world in Meridian, Idaho features:
- A store that is 100,000 square feet!
- In-store made tortillas
- Fresh house-made mozzarella
- A live lobster tank & huge fish market
- Oyster bar
- Full-service bistro and bar
- Talon Tap and Spirits with an impressive list of beer, wine and liquor
- One of the largest in-store Starbucks I’ve ever seen
- And lots more……
- Half a green AND yellow bell pepper were used too. It is up to you whether you’d like to use a variety of colors or just one. I personally like lots of color in dishes so this was my preference. You can snack on the other halves while you’re cooking too. 😉
Here’s a peek at what we grabbed.
Ingredients needed to make this pressure cooker jambalaya:
- Pressure cooker
- I HIGHLY suggest you get a non stick pot too!
- Sausage links
- Beef broth
- Rice – we chose Signature SELECT long grain rice
- Diced tomatoes
- Spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce – we prefer spaghetti sauce (just a bit)
- Bell peppers
- Tons of spices
You’re going to add these items at the beginning, and use your saute function. During this stage we are going to cook our sausage until the outsides are no longer pink and the peppers/onions have softened.
I add many of my spices during this cooking process too so everything is nicely coated.
Your pressure cooker jambalaya is going to start smelling amazing at this point!
Can you add other meats into your pressure cooker jambalaya too?
- I haven’t done that yet but I imagine you could. I wouldn’t add much more than the equivalent of 3 sausage links or you may need more liquid.
- Next time I plan to make this with up to 1 cup of frozen mini shrimp which I think would work well.
- Choose any style sausage links you like. Just be prepared for the heat if choosing a spicy variety.
Do you need a jambalaya side dish to go with this?
- Personally I say no.
- But if you really must I would pair our black eyed peas recipe which can also be made in a pressure cooker.
- As is I’d say this pressure cooker jambalaya is a perfectly complete meal all unto itself though.
Instructions work for either Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Crock Pot Express machines.
Enjoy our Instant Pot jambalaya my friends!
Pressure Cooker Jambalaya
- 3 sausage links uncooked, sliced, mild or spicy
- 1 bell pepper we used half green, half red
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 is mild, 1/2 will make it medium heat
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz
- 1/2 c spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce
- 1.5 c white rice uncooked, not minute rice
- 1 3/4 c beef broth
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Add olive oil, sliced sausage, diced onion and bell peppers as well as minced garlic and cayenne pepper into your pot. Set pot to saute and cook until outside of sausage pieces are cooked. Then turn pot off.
- Add garlic powder, onion powder, basil and thyme and stir together so everything is well coated.
- Pour in can of diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, uncooked white rice, beef broth and salt. Stir together so it is all well combined.
- Close lid and steam valve and press rice button (will auto set to 12 minutes). If you don't have a rice button set to high pressure for 11 minutes.
- Do a quick release, stir and serve!
Great gluten free jambalaya recipe if you’re looking for that!