Instant Pot Cabbage | Tested by Amy + Jacky

Step-by-Step Guide on how to cook Instant Pot Cabbage! Tender-crisp Garlic Buttered Cabbage packed with flavors and nutrients. Quick and easy way to make this tasty, budget-friendly, healthy vegetable side dish.

Instant Pot Cabbage

Cabbage comes in various colors including green, purple, red, and white.

Did You Know? Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable like kale & broccoli. They’re nutrient-powerhouses!


They’re packed with vitamins & minerals like vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, folate, and calcium.

It also contains powerful antioxidants, high in fiber, anti-inflammatory nutrients. Great for heart health, and helps digestion.

We love cooking side dishes like cabbage in Instant Pot because it helps free our hands and stove space for cooking main dishes. If not already in a second Instant Pot. hehe~

Other Cabbage Recipes:

Can I freeze this Instant Pot Cabbage?

You can freeze this Instant Pot Buttered Cabbage. Just keep in mind it’ll lose some of the Vitamin C when reheating the cabbage.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Cook Cabbage in Instant Pot

What you need for cooking Cabbage in Instant Pot:

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Unsalted Chicken Stock: If you want to make it vegan, substitute it with vegetable stock.

Unsalted Butter: If you want to make it dairy-free or vegan, substitute it with olive oil.

Amy + Jacky’s Tips! We prefer using unsalted ingredients to develop recipes because we can better control the flavors of the dish.

Different brands’ salted products have varying sodium levels. So if you’re using salted ingredients, be sure to taste and adjust accordingly.

Tools for Instant Pot Cabbage

Step 1

Cut Cabbage

First, remove the outer leaves and cut the cabbage into 8 wedges.

Then, rinse the cabbage under cold water to remove any dirt.

Step 2

Pressure Cook Cabbage

First, add 3 tbsp (45g) unsalted butter, 8 garlic cloves, ½ tsp (0.7g) dried thyme, and 1 tsp (6.5g) fine salt to the Instant Pot.

butter garlic and seasonings

Pour in 2 cups (500ml) unsalted chicken stock, then give it a quick mix.

Now, add cabbage wedges in Instant Pot. Make sure they’re all partially submerged in the cooking liquid.

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With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

How Long to Cook Cabbage in Instant Pot

  • Pressure Cook at High Pressure 3 minutes (tender with some crisp) to 6 minutes (tender), then Quick Release

Amy + Jacky’s Tip! The best pressure cooking time depends on your cabbage’s size & how tender you’d like it to be. You can test and adjust accordingly.

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After pressure cooking is done, immediately & carefully turn Venting Knob to Venting Position to release the pressure.

When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

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Step 3

Serve Buttered Cabbage

Finally, taste the cabbage and ensure they’re fully cooked.

Add more seasoning if necessary.

Amy + Jacky’s Tip! If you want more tender cabbage, cook cabbage in Instant Pot some more with the “Saute” function.

buttered cabbage

What to Serve with Cabbage

This easy & tasty Instant Pot Buttered Cabbage is a very versatile side dish. It’s great with a wide variety of main dishes including chicken, beef, pork, seafood, or rice dishes.

Here are some tasty ideas for you:

Chicken Recipes: Honey Garlic Chicken, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Cacciatore, Chicken Biryani

Beef Recipes: HK Tomato Beef, Mississippi Pot Roast, HK Garlic Beef

Pork Recipes: Instant Pot Pork Chops, Instant Pot Pork Shoulder, Chinese Sticky Rice, Pork Adobo

Enjoy these Easy, Garlicky, Buttered Cabbage!

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How Long to Cook Cabbage in Instant Pot: The best pressure cooking time depends on your cabbage’s size & how tender you’d like it to be. Test and adjust accordingly.
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Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 588IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg

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