Instant Pot Jambalaya Soup

Instant Pot Jambalaya Soup – perfect for Mardi Gras!!! Smoked Sausage, Chicken, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and green chiles, tomato paste, Creole seasoning, and brown rice. Serve with some homemade cornbread for an easy and delicious meal! Our whole family LOVED this yummy cajun/creole soup. SO easy to make in the electric pressure cooker!

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Easy Cajun Soup Recipe

Do you have an Instant Pot yet? I’ve been using mine for about a year, and I like it more each time I use it. Today I am sharing this yummy Instant Pot Jambalaya Soup. It is loaded with chicken, smoked sausage, rice, and Cajun/creole seasoning. This is all kinds of delicious! It is also all kinds of easy with the Instant Pot. Just sauté the sausage, dump everything else in the pot and cook. 

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How to Make Jambalaya Soup in the Instant Pot

This soup is super easy to make. Start with browning the smoked sausage. Add chicken broth, Rotel tomatoes, tomato paste, cajun seasoning, garlic, brown rice. Seal the Instant Pot and cook. Release the pressure and stir in some cooked chopped chicken and enjoy!

  • I used some spicy Conecuh Sausage in this soup. It was perfect! If you can’t get Conecuh Sausage, any brand of smoked sausage will do. You can also use smoked turkey sausage to cut down on the calories.
  • Can I use raw chicken instead of cooked chicken? Yes! Saute the chicken when cooking the sausage and proceed with the recipe as written.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun/Creole Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • If using store-bought seasoning, make sure to look for salt-free Cajun/creole seasoning. Regular Cajun/creole seasoning can be really salty. You just want to get the Cajun/creole flavor without all that added salt. 
  • To avoid getting a burn notice on the Instant Pot, make sure to scrape up all the cooked bits of sausage from the bottom of the insert. Just pour the chicken broth in the pot and scrape everything off the bottom while the pot is still warm. You will be good to go!
  • Can I make Jambalaya Soup in the slow cooker? Sure! Brown the sausage and place all the ingredients in the crockpot and cook until warm and the rice is tender.
  • Can I freeze Jambalaya Soup? Yes! You can freeze the leftovers for a quick meal later. If the soup is too thick after reheating, add some water or chicken broth.
  • Free free to stir in some uncooked shrimp with the chicken.
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What to Serve with Jambalaya Soup

We both LOVED this soup. Chicken Legs has requested this for Mardi Gras next week. I usually serve this with some homemade cornbread sticks. I think I will add some King Cake Bites for dessert this time! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy soup:

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Instant Pot Jambalaya Soup

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Instant Pot Jambalaya Soup – perfect for Mardi Gras!!! Smoked Sausage, Chicken, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and green chiles, tomato paste, Creole seasoning, and brown rice. Serve with some homemade cornbread for an easy and delicious meal! Our whole family LOVED this yummy cajun/creole soup. SO easy to make in the electric pressure cooker! #instantpot #pressurecooker #mardigras #soup #stew

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-oz) package smoked sausage, chopped
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 (10-oz) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp salt-free Creole seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • cup uncooked brown rice not instant
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken

Instructions:

  • Turn the Instant Pot to sauté. Add chopped sausage and cook until starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Turn Instant Pot off.
  • Add chicken broth to Instant Pot, scraping any cooked bits from bottom of the insert to avoid getting a BURN notice.
  • Add diced tomatoes and green chiles, tomato paste, Creole seasoning, garlic, salt, and brown rice.
  • Cover Instant Pot with lid and lock. Seal valve.
  • Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 22 minutes.
  • Quick release pressure and open lid.
  • Stir in cooked chicken, let sit for 3 minutes to warm chicken and serve.

Steph

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  1. I must tell you that this is my first review of a recipe in all the years I have been searching and trying them. WE LOVE, LOVE this soup. I have made it twice so far. Just as you have given it. Well I take that back. The second time, I added okra, because I had some that needed to be used. The whole time we are eating, my husband states how good it is. Thank you for sharing.

  2. i still love that damn cornbread – so excited i got my pan this week!!!! this looks great! maybe i'll use that instant pot finally

    1. I'm not sure of exact times. I have only made this as written. My best guess is about 30 minutes on the stove and 6 to 8 hours in the slow cooker

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