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Instant Pot Cabbage

This easy Instant Pot cabbage is a quick, simple and delicious side dish. White cabbage is cooked in a pressure cooker with butter, making a traditional buttered cabbage side dish. Perfect to pair with any entree, this cabbage is suitable for a Christmas dinner, a Sunday roast and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Time to Pressure5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage, healthy, instant pot, keto, low carb, pressure cooker, vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Tonje



  • 1 head cabbage
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Cut cabbage into bite sized pieces, or large chunks.
  • Add water, cabbage, salt, pepper and butter to the Instant Pot. Don't stir.
  • Seal the lid on the pressure cooker, and select the PRESSURE COOK or MANUAL setting. Set the timer to 5 minutes. The Instant Pot will take around 5 minutes to gain pressure, before the timer starts counting down.
  • When the cabbage is cooked, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, before you turn the sealing valve to release the pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions. Be careful, as the steam will be hot!
  • Stir to incorporate the melted butter evenly over the cabbage, and add any additional seasoning to taste. Remove the cabbage from the liquid before serving.



  • This recipe has only been tested in a 6 qt Instant Pot.
  • Store leftovers in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. 


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg