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BEST Instant Pot Cabbage

Vegan and Weight Watchers friendly!

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Instant pot cabbage is a healthy, quick and easy side dish that is ready in less than 15 minutes! Only a few ingredients with minimal clean up makes for a great weeknight side or you can serve up a crowd! 

Who else had to eat greens for their New Year’s Day meal? As a kid, this was a must but I just couldn’t stomach collards! So my mom always may cabbage with it! 

As I got older, I kind of forgot about cooking cabbage outside of using it in slaw. So, when I first got my Instant Pot I was like, I should totally try it! Well, it was a hit, and it’s a super-fast side dish which is a plus! 

While there are all kinds of cabbage and even different colors, I just use the standard green head of cabbage about medium-sized. 

This Instant Pot cabbage recipe serves about 5 give or take depending on your veggie lovers. If you are on the Weight Watchers Freestyle plan each serving (about 1 cup) is ZERO points

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Instant Pot Cabbage

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Ingredients for Instant Pot Cabbage 

1 head of cabbage 

1 small onion 

½ to 1 tsp salt 


1 tsp minced garlic 

½ tsp of thyme 

1 cup of vegetable or chicken broth 

top view of instant pot cabbage in a bowl

How to make Instant Pot Cabbage 

  1. Cut cabbage into squares (around 1×1) and dice onion. 
  2. Pour broth into the Instant Pot 
  3. Add in spices and stir. 
  4. Mix the cabbage into the liquid and spices. 
  5. Place the on the Instant Pot and set the knob to sealing position 
  6. Pressure cook on manual/high for 3 minutes. 
  7. Quick-release and serve! 

instant pot cabbage in a bowl next to fork and dish towl

Tips for making Instant Pot Cabbage 

  • If you want your cabbage softer cook for 5-8 minutes. 
  • After you check the cabbage at the 3-minute mark, once it has released, you can always use the sauté function to continue cooking it for a little longer 
  • Don’t fill the instant pot past the max fill line!
  • Feel free to add butter or vinegar before serving, if you are on WW just be sure to account for the points. 
  • If you want to bacon, before putting anything in the instant pot, start with the sauté function to cook it a little. Then press cancel/stop. Afterward, follow the regular instructions. top view close up of instant pot cabbage after cooking

Instant Pot Cabbage

Instant Pot Cabbages makes about (5) 1 cup servings; ZERO Smartpoints

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1 small onion
  • ½ to 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp of thyme
  • 1 cup of vegetable or chicken broth

Cut cabbage into squares (around 1x1) and dice onion.

Pour broth into the Instant Pot

Add in spices and stir.

Mix the cabbage into the liquid and spices.

Place the on the Instant Pot and set the knob to sealing position

Pressure cook on manual/high for 3 minutes.

Quick release and serve!

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