Instant Pot Buttered Cabbage is simple, delicious comfort food. This is a retro recipe from my youth. A Southern, USA favorite! So very fast and easy to make, this pressure cooker buttered cabbage recipe is an amazing vegetable side dish.
If you want a little more veggies, or even bacon with your cabbage, try my other Instant Pot Cabbage recipes:
Instant Pot German Red Cabbage (tangy sweet & sour flavor).
Instant Pot Cabbage Side Dish (with onion and carrots).
Instant Pot Braised Cabbage and Apples (savory and sweet, with bacon).
Instant Pot Buttered Cabbage
You just wouldn’t think that something so very simple could taste so delicious. If you like cabbage, and possibly even if you don’t, this buttery, comforting recipe is for you!
I really meant to share this recipe with you ages ago. So many recipes, so little time! Instant Pot Buttered Cabbage is an Instant Pot “Dump and Start” recipe that is also fast cooking, and super easy to prepare.
Which cabbage is best for this recipe?
- Good old green cabbage (or white cabbage) works the best for this buttered cabbage recipe.
- The leaves are densely packed, and tight.
- The flavor is sweet and peppery, and the cabbage gets sweeter as it cooks.
Why use unsalted butter if you are going to add salt anyway?
I get asked this a lot! Salted butter is glorious and delicious! I love it on lobster, toast and rolls. But it is pretty salty. Too salty for most of my recipes, and makes it hard to control the outcome.
Therefore I like to use unsalted butter and only add enough to season the recipe to my liking.
This is also good for people on a low sodium diet, or folks who like different kinds of salts (sea salt, kosher, pink, etc.).
Try making this buttered cabbage for your next gathering and be prepared to soak up all of the compliments!
Instant Pot Buttered Cabbage is simple, delicious comfort food. Fast and easy to make, this pressure cooker buttered cabbage recipe is an amazing vegetable side dish.
- 3/4 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth (use 1/2 cup for small head of cabbage)
- 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 1 head Green Cabbage, chopped into 1"-2" pieces
- 1/2 tsp Salt (or more/less to taste)
- 1/2 tsp Pepper (or more/less to taste)
Add the broth and butter to the pot.
Add the chopped cabbage.
Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.
Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 5 minutes. High Pressure. The pot will take several minutes to come to pressure.
When the cook cycle has finished, turn off the pot and let it sit undisturbed for 3 minutes (3 minute natural release). Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to release the remaining steam/pressure.
When the pin in the lid drops back down, open the lid.
Add the salt and pepper. Stir and serve!
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