Go Back
+ servings
instant pot cabbage and sausage in an Instant Pot

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!
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



  • 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


  • 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.



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