This recipe for the Easy Instant Pot Cabbage is so easy and delicious. Cooked cabbage makes a great healthy side dish that can be served with so many things. You only need three ingredients for this vegetarian recipe.

a bowl of cooked cabbage

If you haven’t eaten cooked cabbage in awhile, it’s time to bring this vegetable back into rotation. This healthy vegetable should not just be reserved for St. Patrick’s Day.

Why You Need This Recipe

Despite how pungent cabbage can smell, it’s actually fairly mild in flavor once it’s cooked down. And, the pressure cooker is the absolute perfect appliance for cooking cabbage. 

Cooked cabbage is an incredibly versatile side dish. You can serve it with anything from a roast, sausages, or roast chicken, to plant-based options like black beans or tempeh. 

If you’re looking for another Instant Pot Cabbage recipe, check out my recipe for Instant Pot Cabbage & Sausage.

Key Ingredients

Green cabbage has a sweet and mild taste once cooked and will soak up the flavors of the broth. Cabbage is also incredibly budget-friendly and available year round.

Vegetable broth is the flavorful liquid base that cooks the cabbage but you can also use chicken or beef broth if you prefer. Water will work too but won’t add any flavor to the cabbage.

Seasonings like salt, pepper and oregano add flavor to the cabbage.

Ingredients for cooked cabbage

Recipe Steps

Step One

The first step to this recipe is to gather up your cabbage and about 3/4 of a cup of broth. You’ll also need some dried herbs like thyme or oregano. 

Step Two

Pour the broth in the pot with the chopped cabbage on top. Then, just lock on the lid and set the time at high pressure (see the recipe card at the end of this post for exact measurements and details).

How to cook cabbage in the instant pot

Step Three

When the cooking time is up, use the quick release to remove the lid. This will ensure that the cabbage doesn’t get overcooked. 

Step Four

Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove the cooked cabbage to a serving bowl. 

A bowl of cooked cabbage

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you like the cooked cabbage to be slightly crunchy, decrease the time a minute or two and if you like the cabbage very soft add a minute or two.
  • You can store the cooked cabbage in the refrigerator for 3 days in an airtight container.
  • You can mix in cooked sausage, shredded chicken, or ground beef to the cooked cabbage to add protein and make this into a filling, low carb meal. For plant-based options, add in seasoned tempeh or black beans.

FAQs

Can I use a 6-quart pressure cooker for this cooked cabbage recipe?

Yes, but remember to never fill the bowl over the “max” line.

Can I use water instead of broth?

Yes, but your cooked cabbage made in the pressure cooker will have a lot more flavor if you use vegetable broth or chicken broth.

Will this cooked cabbage recipe make my kitchen stink?

You likely won’t smell the cabbage while it’s cooking, but you will get the odor of cooked cabbage when you release the pressure and/or open the lid. Ideally, you would open a window to get the smell of cooked cabbage out of your kitchen. 

Could I pressure cook a whole cabbage without chopping it?

Yes, I’m sure you can! But, I haven’t tried it and chopping the cabbage at least into wedges will ensure that it gets cooked through.

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a bowl of cooked cabbage

Easiest Instant Pot Cabbage


Description

This recipe for the Easy Instant Pot Cabbage is so easy and delicious. Cooked cabbage makes a great healthy side dish that can be served with so many things. You only need three ingredients for this vegetarian recipe.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 head green or red cabbage, chopped roughly
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the cabbage, dried herbs, and broth to the bowl of an 6-quart or 8-quart electric pressure cooker.
  2. Lock the lid and set the time to 4 minutes at high pressure.
  3. When the cooking time is complete, carefully use the quick-release to get rid of the pressure. Remove the lid and use tongs to remove the cabbage to a serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 
  4. Serve hot and refrigerate or freeze any leftovers.

Notes

  1. You can use water instead of broth to cook the cabbage, if you prefer.
  2. If you like the cooked cabbage to be slightly crunchy, decrease the time a minute or two and if you like the cabbage very soft add a minute or two.
  3. You can store the cooked cabbage in the refrigerator for 3 days in an airtight container.
  4. You can mix in cooked sausage, shredded chicken, or ground beef to the cooked cabbage to add protein and make this into a filling meal. For plant-based options, add in seasoned tempeh or black beans.
  5. The total cooking time includes approximately 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure. 
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: how to cook cabbage in the instant pot, pressure cooker cabbage, instant pot cooked cabbage

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