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Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls

by Olena

Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe for lazy people like me. Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 30 mins.

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only human who wants to taste the cabbage rolls without rolling them. Quite a few years ago I swore off never to make cabbage rolls again, switched to lazy cabbage rolls on a stovetop and never looked back. And I’m Ukrainian who grew up helping grandma to roll cabbage rolls for over a decade. So, if I’m “lazy”, can’t even imagine how “lazy” you are haha. So, this recipe is for all of us.

Now that I have an Instant Pot, I know things can go even faster. More importantly, unattended.

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Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe for lazy people like me. Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 30 mins.

Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 40 minutes. And 20 minutes is an idle time to fold the laundry.

In the past 2 months, I have made lazy cabbage rolls in pressure cooker 3 times. That’s how much we love them! Feel free to check out my collection of other 30 healthy Instant Pot recipes. Enjoy!

How to Make Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Casserole

  1. On Instant Pot, press Sauté and let appliance preheat on high until display says Hot. Swirl oil to coat, add onion and 2 cloves of garlic; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add turkey, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper; cook for 4 minutes, constantly breaking meat into small pieces with spatula. Meat won’t get browned and some pink pieces are OK.

    Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe for lazy people like me. Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 30 mins.

  3. Add cabbage and stir. Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe for lazy people like me. Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 30 mins.
  4. Add water + bouillon cube (stock), rice, tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Do not stir. Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe for lazy people like me. Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 30 mins.
  5. Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing and press Cancel to turn Sauté off. Then press Pressure Cooking on High for 18 minutes. Display will say ON, Instant Pot will take about 15 minutes to come to pressure, you will see a bit of steam coming out from a valve, then float valve will rise and countdown will begin.
  6. After 18 minutes, display will say OFF. Turn pressure vent to Venting position and let steam out, which takes 2-3 minutes. I recommend doing so outside to avoid the smell and mess in the house. Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe for lazy people like me. Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 30 mins.
  7. When float valve (pin) is down open the lid, add 1 garlic clove and dill, then stir gently but well. Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe for lazy people like me. Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 30 mins.
  8. Serve hot with Greek yogurt and whole grain toast.Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe for lazy people like me. Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 30 mins.
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Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls

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Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls Recipe for lazy people like me. Call it a casserole, unstuffed or deconstructed, these healthy pressure cooker cabbage rolls can be on your dinner table in 30 mins.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs cabbage, coarsely shredded
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced & divided
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 tsp thyme, dried
  • 2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water + 1 bouillon cube OR any stock, low sodium
  • 2 cups long grain brown rice, rinsed & drained
  • 6 oz can tomato paste, low sodium
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes, low sodium
  • 1 small bunch dill, finely chopped
  • Greek yogurt, for serving

Instructions

    1. On Instant Pot, press Sauté and let appliance preheat on high until display says Hot. Swirl oil to coat, add onion and 2 cloves of garlic; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Add turkey, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper; cook for 4 minutes, constantly breaking meat into small pieces with spatula. Meat won’t get browned and some pink pieces are OK.
    3. Add cabbage and stir.
    4. Add water + bouillon cube (stock), rice, tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Do not stir.
    5. Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing and press Cancel to turn Sauté off. Then press Pressure Cooking on High for 18 minutes. Display will say ON, Instant Pot will take about 15 minutes to come to pressure, you will see a bit of steam coming out from a valve, then float valve will rise and countdown will begin.
    6. After 18 minutes, display will say OFF. Turn pressure vent to Venting position and let steam out, which takes 2-3 minutes. I recommend doing so outside to avoid the smell and mess in the house.
    7. When float valve (pin) is down open the lid, add 1 garlic clove and dill, then stir gently but well. Serve hot with Greek yogurt and whole grain toast.

    Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

    Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop covered on low.

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About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. I just made this and it was soooo good! Husband said it was amazing. We loved it. I made it with diced tomatoes and green chiles instead of all diced tomatoes since that was all I had and it turned out great.

    1. Yay! Saves a lot of time this way. Oh, those tomatoes are amazing. Add flavour and spice. I never seem to have those on hand cause my tomatoes are from Costco. I should buy a few cans for fun. 🙂

  2. Excellent. I’m use to southern cuisine being that the family is from Mississippi, I find most dishes lacking seasoning & flavor. I didn’t think I was going to like it, but I am trying to cook healthier and cut back on red meat when I found this recipe. It was very easy to make and I was very pleasantly surprised, it is very tasty & delicious. I loved it.