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Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage Potato Soup is a Fall soup if ever there was one! This simple and rustic soup has a rich broth and chunky carrots, green cabbage, and tasty smoked kielbasa. This pressure cooker Kielbasa Cabbage Potato Soup recipe is one of my family's favorites! simplyhappyfoodie.com #instantpotrecipes #instantpotsoup #instantpotcabbagepotatosoup #pressurecookersoup

Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage Potato Soup

This simple and rustic Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage Potato Soup has rich broth and chunky vegetables, which pair well with the smoky kielbasa.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker sausage cabbage potato soup recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 6 - 8
Calories 306 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 1/4 lb Smoked Kielbasa, cut in 1” pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 Carrots, chopped in 1/2” rounds
  • 1 1/2 cups Celery, chopped in 1/2” pieces
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 1 large Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt (or 1/2 tsp table salt)
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 lb Red Potatoes, cut in 2 1/2” pieces
  • 1 small head Green Cabbage, about 1 1/2 lbs, cut in 2-3” pieces


  1. Turn on the Sauté function. When display reads “Hot” add the kielbasa. Cook until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from pot and set aside. Discard the fat.
  2. Add the olive oil and the onion. Stir well, scraping the bottom of the pan to get the browned bits up. If they are stubborn, just add a couple small splashes of the broth to loosen them up.
  3. Add the garlic, carrots, and celery. Cook for about 30 seconds, Stirring well.

  4. Add in the broth, bay leaf, Italian seasoning, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir.
  5. Add the kielbasa back in.
  6. Add potatoes and cabbage. Stir to combine.
  7. Place the lid on the pot and set the Steam Release knob to Sealing (not on Ultra).

  8. Cancel the Sauté function.
  9. Press the Manual (or Pressure Cook) Button, or dial on Ultra. Set time to 4 minutes using the +/- buttons, or dial. High Pressure. It will take several minutes for the pressure to build.

  10. When cook cycle ends, let pot naturally release pressure for 10 minutes. Then manually release the remaining pressure by turning the knob to Venting (or push the button on the Ultra). You may want to do this in bursts at first to make sure no soup spews out with the steam!

  11. When the pin in the lid drops. Open and slowly stir the soup. Taste and adjust salt, if needed.

  12. Serve with some crusty bread.

Recipe Notes

By chopping the kielbasa and your vegetables a bit chunkier, they
will be a firmer when pressure cooked.