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Instant pot cabbage in white bowl

Instant Pot Cabbage Recipe

Easy and healthy Instant Pot Cabbage recipe that's healthy and is packed with nutrients. Learn how to steam cabbage perfectly so you don’t end up with mushy or overcooked cabbage. 
Course Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine American, Caribbean, Haitian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 203kcal


  • 1 Head cabbage 1 ½ lbs.
  • 1 14.5 oz. Chicken broth Vegetable or beef will also work
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame oil olive oil, avocado oil, or butter will work.


  • Prep the cabbage. Start by prepping your cabbage, roughly chopped the cabbage – or cut the cabbage in small wedges. Remove any loose or outer layers. Wash and drain the cabbage. Place in the instant pot.
  • Add broth, salt, and pepper to taste, oil of your choice or butter.
  • Cover and turn the knob to sealing. Cook on high temperature for 3 minutes.
  • Quick-release and remove the cabbage. Serve warm as a side and enjoy.



1. Can I add more veggies to the cabbage? Absolutely. I like cabbage because it pairs well with other vegetables and absorbs flavor well. You are not limited to the amount of vegetables you can add. The more the better.
2. Which broth is best to use? You can use any broth: chicken, beef, vegetable; all are great options.
3. Can I use dry herbs? Yes, you can add dry or fresh herbs to help enhance the flavor of this side dish. Use what you have on hand.
4. Can I use pre-shredded cabbage? If you are using shredded cabbage, I recommend keeping a close eye on it as you do not want the cabbage to overcook.
5. Can I use frozen vegetables? Yes, absolutely. You can use frozen or fresh vegetables to accompany this side dish. Whatever you have on hand is perfectly fine with add.
6. Although this a side dish, the more ingredients you add will transform this dish into a more comprehensive dish.


Serving: 6Servings | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 6mg