For a quick and flavorful main dish, try this Instant Pot Cabbage & Sausage recipe. You only need three ingredients and two minutes cooking time for a hearty and flavorful meal. Low-carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.

cooked cabbage and sausage served in a white bowl

Recipe Highlights

  • Napa cabbage, green cabbage, or red cabbage cooked with sausage makes for a super flavorful dish that is low in carbs and is keto-friendly.
  • You only need 2 minutes cooking time, making this dish a 20-minute meal.
  • Use gluten-free sausages to make this dish gluten-free.
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Recipe Steps

Step One

Add the broth to your 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot, and along with your sliced sausage and chopped cabbage. You don’t need to worry about cutting the cabbage uniformly, as if will get cooked down.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the full ingredient list with measurements.

cabbage and sausage ready to be cooked in the instant pot

Step Two

Lock on the lid and set the cooking time to 2 minutes at high pressure. When the cooking time is up, use the quick-release and then carefully remove the lid.

cooked cabbage and sausage inside of an instant pot pressure cooker

Step Three

Use a spatula to stir the ingredients and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve hot.

Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.

Is this Recipe Healthy?

  • This dish is packed with cabbage which adds fiber, nutrition, and flavor.
  • You can choose your favorite sausage to use, including chicken, pork, beef, or plant-based (although I have some concerns about fake meat products).
  • Due to the amount of sodium in sausage, people who have sodium sensitivities need to be careful about how much of the sausage they consume.

Pro Tips

  • Peel and chop all of your veggies first so everything comes together quickly.
  • Use canned beans and pre-cooked sausage for a quick one-pot meal.
  • Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for up to four days.
bowl of cooked cabbage and sausage

FAQs

Can I use uncooked sausage instead of pre-cooked sausage?

If you prefer to use uncooked sausage, then you will need to sauté it first in the Instant Pot with about a tablespoon of oil. Cook it for at least 5-7 minutes, or until is is almost cooked through. 

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Instant Pot Cabbage & Sausage


Description

For a quick and flavorful main dish, try this Instant Pot Cabbage & Sausage recipe. You only need three ingredients and two minutes cooking time for a hearty and flavorful meal. Low-carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.


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Ingredients

  • 10 ounces pre-cooked Italian or Polish sausage, sliced
  • 1 head of cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Add the broth to your 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot, and along with your sliced sausage and chopped cabbage. You don’t need to worry about cutting the cabbage uniformly, as if will get cooked down.
  2. Lock on the lid and set the cooking time to 2 minutes at high pressure. When the cooking time is up, use the quick-release and then carefully remove the lid.
  3. Use a spatula to stir the ingredients and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve hot.

Notes

Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.

You can use any type of cabbage in this recipe, including Napa cabbage, green cabbage, or red cabbage.

You can also use almost any type of sausage, including beef, pork, or plant-based.

If you prefer to use uncooked sausage, then you will need to sauté it first in the Instant Pot with about a tablespoon of oil. Cook it for at least 5-7 minutes, or until is is almost cooked through.

  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: German

Keywords: pressure cooker cabbage and sausage, instant pot cabbage recipe

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