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Instant Pot cabbage soup

This is the Best Instant Pot Cabbage Soup recipe because is an easy Instant Pot soup recipe. It’s essentially an unstuffed cabbage roll turned into a soup and made without the hassle of traditional cabbage rolls.

It is the best beef cabbage soup recipe you can find.

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The Best Instant Pot Cabbage Soup Recipe

If you need a quick and cozy meal, this Instant Pot Cabbage Soup will quickly become a favorite.

It is such an easy way to bring everyone around the table with a tasty meal. This cabbage soup is made with beef and tomatoes and is reminiscent of what I would consider an unstuffed cabbage roll. It is absolutely heavenly! If you love traditional cabbage rolls, you’ll love this cabbage roll soup or unstuffed cabbage roll.

It’s all the flavors and ingredients of the traditional dish without any of the work or clean-up.

Instant Pot Cabbage Soup

How to Make Stuffed Cabbage Soup Fast

The fact that you can make this Stuffed Cabbage Soup in the Instant Pot is even better and makes it a breeze to throw together on those busy nights! Cabbage can be kind of tough to cook correctly, as it can come out overcooked or a bit tough.

That’s where the pressure cooker comes in as even those who have no idea how to cook cabbage will find it turns out perfectly in the Instant Pot. 

Cabbage rolls can take so long to make in the oven and when you are in a crunch for time, that just won’t work.

Not to mention all the time required to assemble them! Instant Pot Cabbage Soup to the rescue for days like this! Only 35 minutes on the soup setting and you have an amazing meal for all the cabbage lovers in your family. Everything in this soup turns out so tender and will just melt in your mouth. So good!

Instant Pot cabbage soup

Variations to Beef Cabbage Soup

This is a very easy soup to switch up and change. It is easy to change this beef cabbage soup depending on your tastes, preferences, or just what you have on hand at the time. 

If you like even more veggies in your soups, you can add other things that you have in the fridge such as carrots or celery. The possibilities are really up to you with this base soup that I have provided for you.

Ground Beef, Ground Chicken, Ground Pork, or even Ground Sausage– Whatever meat you have on hand works great with beef cabbage soup. Another option is to mix meats to give this soup multi-levels of flavor.

What to Serve with Instant Pot Cabbage 

While this Instant Pot Cabbage is a meal all on its own, there are plenty of things that can be paired with it. I like to have a piece of crusty bread or these Cheesy Quick Biscuits Recipe. A simple side salad works well too. Once you have picked the perfect dinner, you will want to make the perfect dessert.

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Instant Pot cabbage soup

How to Store Instant Pot Cabbage Soup

After you have made this soup, you can store it in the same pot that it has cooked in from the Instant Pot. You can also change the soup into an airtight container. Keep the soup in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can Stuffed Cabbage Soup be Frozen

This stuffed cabbage soup recipe can be frozen as a freezer meal or if you make too much and the leftovers will not be eaten in time. Store the soup in freezer bags or in an airtight container.

If storing in a container, before adding the lid to the container, add a layer of plastic wrap against the soup. This will help reduce the risk of freezer burn.

Ingredients in Beef Cabbage Soup

  • olive oil
  • lean ground pork
  • lean ground beef
  • onion
  • salt and pepper
  • bay leaves
  • fresh thyme
  • garlic powder
  • chili powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • white rice
  • diced tomatoes
  • crushed tomatoes
  • beef broth
  • cabbage

How to make Instant Pot Cabbage Soup

onions in a pot

Step 1. Begin to make this unstuffed cabbage roll by adding oil, onions, and spices to the bottom of the Instant Pot.

ground beef and ground pork in a pot

Step 2.  After onions are soft, add ground beef and pork to the Instant Pot and saute until brown.

cabbage in a pot

Step 3. When the ground meat is fully cooked, cancel saute mode and switch to soup mode.

ground beef cooked on a spoon

Step 4. Add tomatoes to the Instant Pot.

ingredients in a pot for cabbage soup

Step 5. Add rice, cabbage and all other ingredients to the Instant Pot Cabbage Soup.


rice in soup


all ingredients stirred together in the Instant Pot

Step 6. Cook on the soup setting for 35 minutes.

stuffed cabbbage soup on a spoon

Enjoy Instant Pot Cabbage Soup hot.


instant pot cabbage soup on a spoon

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Best Instant Pot Cabbage Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Instant Pot Cabbage Soup is an easy Instant Pot soup recipe. Cabbage Roll Soup has all the flavor and ingredients of a traditional cabbage roll but no work.
Instant Pot cabbage soup
4.50 from 8 votes


  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 pound of lean ground pork
  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of uncooked white rice
  • 24 ounces of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 24 ounces of crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 cups of beef broth*
  • 1 head of cabbage, cored and chopped

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  • To the Instant Pot, press saute mode for 8 minutes.
  • Add oil, once oil is hot add in onions, seasonings, herbs, and worcestershire sauce. Allow onions to get a little soft, about 1 minute.
  • Next, add in both ground pork and beef. Stiring often, brown meat. (Adjust time if needed to continue cooking until browned.)
  • Once meat has browned, hit the cancel button to stop the saute mode, if not done yet. Add in remaining ingredients and stir together to combine. Cover the Instant Pot with the lid set to sealing, and set timer to 35 minutes high pressure on the manual (or soup) setting.
  • Once the timer goes off, press the cancel button, and do a quick release.


I used the larger Instant Pot.
For a more liquidy soup, add in an additional 2-3 cups of beef broth (or water) to the soup, once it is done.
Garnish with cheese, sour cream, parsley*** optional
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Author: Laura

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