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Cabbage Side Dish in a black bowl in front of a pressure cooker

Instant Pot Cabbage

Instant Pot Cabbage Side Dish is a perfect vegetable blend. This pressure cooker cabbage side dish is simple, subtle, and delicious! A healthy Instant Pot recipe.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker cabbage recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 141 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2 lbs Green Cabbage (about 1 medium head)
  • 1 lg Yellow Onion, sliced thick
  • 2 med Carrots, cut in 1/4" rounds
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/3 cup Water (or broth)
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes


  1. Cut the cabbage into 2" - 3" pieces. Slice the onion into 1/2" wide slices. Cut the carrots into 1/4" rounds. Set aside.

  2. Add the butter and water/broth to the pot.

  3. Add the cabbage, onion, and carrots to the pot.

  4. Sprinkle the salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes over the vegetables.

  5. Stir to mix up the veggies.

  6. Place the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  7. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button or dial, then the +/- button or dial to select 3 minutes. High pressure. The pot will take several minutes to come to pressure.

  8. When the cook time is finished, immediately turn the steam release knob to the Venting position to do a Quick Release of the pressure.

  9. When the pin in the lid drops back down and the pressure is out, open the lid. Stir the cabbage.

  10. Serve hot with a little more freshly ground black pepper.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for a 6 qt pot. If you have a 3 qt pot you might need to use a smaller head of cabbage and a medium onion.

If you have an 8 qt pot, increase the water/broth to 1/2 cup.