by Olena

Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls

by Olena

5 from 15 reviews

Unstuffed Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls is healthy 30 minute one pot dinner without extra work. Ultimate comfort food like my mom and grandma in Ukraine used to make.

Dinners like Instant Pot stuffed peppers and bolognese sauce are in our regular rotation.

Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls on a spoon with a steam

Pressure Cooker Cabbage Rolls

Instant Pot cabbage rolls have zero point to roll them. We make them unstuffed and deconstructed on a plate with sour cream and dill right away. Such a healthy and easy comfort food one pot casserole. Instant Pot is amazing for casseroles.

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How to Make Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls

  1. Sauté onion, garlic, ground turkey and spices for 6 minutes or until turkey is in small pieces
  2. Add uncooked sliced cabbage and stir. It helps to prevent burning. Then add water, uncooked brown rice, tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Do not stir.
  3. Cancel Sauté and cook on high pressure for 18 minutes.
  4. Let pressure out right away. No need to wait because who can?! Add dill and stir.

how to make Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls step by step

Tips

  • You add uncooked brown rice to Instant Pot.
  • I have not tried white rice but you can experiment.
  • Total recipe time with pressure build up is 40 minutes. 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.
  • You will not get Burn message. It is well tested recipe.
  • Don’t stir after you add tomatoes.

In the past 2 months, I have made Instant Pot lazy cabbage rolls 3 times. That’s how much we love them! Hope you do too!

How to Serve Cabbage Rolls

I will give you the best advice ever like if we were eating together. We enjoy Instant Pot cabbage rolls with generous amount of sour cream or plain yogurt on top. And dark rye bread if you can find it. Or more North American version of toasted whole grain bread.

Don’t forget to dip it into all that sauce at the bottom of the plate. That sauce is the best! Seriously, YUM!

Pressure Cooker Cabbage Rolls served with yogurt and dill on a plate

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Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls

5 from 15 reviews

Unstuffed Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls is healthy 30 minute one pot dinner without extra work. Ultimate comfort food!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian
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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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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Finally got around to trying this one and it’s another 5 star recipe!! Forgot to buy dill but next time I will remember 🙂

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