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Quick and Easy Instant Pot Cabbage

Quick and Easy Instant Pot Cabbage is the best pressure cooker recipe that is loaded with flavor. You only need a few ingredients to make cabbage in the Instant Pot in 10 minutes! Serve this sausage and cabbage for Sunday Dinners, holidays like Thanksgiving and St. Patrick’s Day, or for a quick weeknight meal!

instant pot cabbage and sausage in an Instant Pot

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Cooking cabbage in the Instant Pot can’t get any easier! Southern, steamed cabbage usually takes at least 30 minutes (or longer) to make and you have to be careful not to overcook it.

The Instant Pot eliminates the guessing and makes it with the perfect texture. You can even add cooked potatoes if you wish!

beef broth, butter, garlic, and andouille sausage for Instant Pot Cabbage

I love Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, but I love good old school, southern cabbage, too! Growing up we have always enjoyed cabbage…even fried cabbage!

How To Cut Cabbage for Boiling

Slice the cabbage in half to create 2 portions. Slice the core/stem out of both. Then slice each piece in half. You should have 4 smaller chunks of cabbage. From there, slice each into smaller strips.

collage photo of 4 photos of cabbage sliced on a cutting board and slice sausage in an Instant Pot

How to Cook Cabbage in Instant Pot

  1. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot on the saute function. Add sliced sausage and cook for a few minutes.
  2. Add in minced garlic and stir.
  3. Next, add butter, broth, and the sliced cabbage to the pot.
  4. Pressure cook.
instant pot cabbage and sausage in an Instant Pot

How Long to Pressure Cook Cabbage

Cook the cabbage for 7 minutes with a quick release of steam. 7 minutes will produce really soft cabbage, southern and soul food style. If you want crisp cabbage, cut the cooking time in half.

instant pot cabbage and sausage in an Instant Pot

What Dishes Go With Cabbage?

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Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Southern Homemade Cornbread
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Get more Instant Pot Recipes and Southern Soul Food Recipes here.

How to Cook Cabbage Without it Smelling

I may be in the minority, but I love the smelled of cooked cabbage and sausage. It smells like dinnertime and it gets my stomach rumbling.

If you don’t like it, you can try adding a teaspoon of white vinegar or a tablespoon of lemon juice to your pot when it cooks. You can read more about How to Get Rid of Cooked Cabbage Odor here.

instant pot cabbage and sausage in a white bowl

Instant Pot Cabbage Freezer Tips

Properly stored (covered and sealed tightly), cooked cabbage will last in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

You can freeze the cabbage for up to 8-9 months. Thaw the frozen cabbage overnight in the fridge.

instant pot cabbage and sausage in a white bowl
instant pot cabbage and sausage in an Instant Pot
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Quick and Easy Instant Pot Cabbage

Quick and Easy Instant Pot Cabbage is the best pressure cooker recipe that is loaded with flavor. You only need a few ingredients to make cabbage in the Instant Pot in 10 minutes!
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword instant pot cabbage, pressure cooker cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 179kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head fresh cabbage Mine was about 3 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6-7 ounces smoked sausage (sliced into rounds) I use andouille.
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups broth Chicken, beef, or vegetable is fine. I used beef.
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Slice the cabbage in half to create 2 portions. Slice the core/stem out of both. Then slice each piece in half. You should have 4 smaller chunks of cabbage. From there, slice each into smaller strips.
  • Place the Instant Pot on the saute function and add the olive oil when the pot is hot.
  • Add the sliced sausage. Cook for 3-4 minutes until both sides are cooked through.
  • Add in the garlic and stir.
  • Add in the butter to the pan and allow it to melt. Deglaze the pan by scooping up the browned bits from the sausage along the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the sliced cabbage and broth. The cabbage will take up most of the room of the Instant Pot. It will wilt down when it cooks.
  • Close the pot and seal. Cook for 7 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
  • When the pot indicates it has finished, quick release the steam.
  • Open the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Taste repeatedly and adjust as necessary. Serve when cool.

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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g
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Recipe Rating




Robert Pitts Jr

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Was looking for a light and nutritious meal sausage. Found your recipe and piqued my interest. Used my garden purple cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Sauted an onion with the sausage and garlic. Used chicken & apple sausage. Delish and healthy dish! Saw you Instant Pot gumbo recipe...

staysnatched

Thursday 17th of December 2020

It looks like that should be next on your list to make!

Monica Cole

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

SO easy, fast, and filling (my three favorites)! I have made this several times, both as a main course and side!

staysnatched

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Yay! I love to hear that!

Orvina

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Made this last night with baked chicken and potatoes and it was sooo good! I thought I had made this recipe before but then I realized it was the green bean and/or the collard greens I was thinking of (which are both great!!). I used bacon instead of the sausage because that’s what I had on hand and it still came out delicious. It’s so flavorful and tender. This receipt is perfect! I can’t wait to try the fried cabbage recipe next!

staysnatched

Wednesday 18th of November 2020

I always love to read your reviews!

Linda

Sunday 8th of November 2020

If your looking for quick cabbage recipe and this it. Easy to follow and flavorful! I added the red potatoes and it was amazing!

staysnatched

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Vicky

Monday 29th of June 2020

Yummy, I made this for my husband and my self for supper. We ate it like a soup my husband had two bowl fulls. And it was so simple . Thank you so much

staysnatched

Monday 29th of June 2020

That is such a good idea!