Buttered pressure cooker cabbage recipe is here! A cheap Instant Pot cabbage recipes side dish that goes with everything for dinner. Add bacon bits for added YUM!
Do you have one of these magical pots? We have 4, I know but sometimes I don’t want to turn on my oven. Make a main dish + pressure cooker buttered cabbage and dinner is done in no time. That is my kinda easy Instant Pot recipe for sure. (post may contain affiliate links)
Ninja Foodi Buttered Cabbage
Use your Mealthy, Crockpot Express or as an easy Ninja foodi recipe too. As long as you have the high pressure function this is possible, in just 2 minutes. I know, kinda’ crazy. If you too love this crunchy green vegetable but need new ways to make it in a jiffy this will be a hit in your house too for sure.
I mean you could skip the butter but…..why??? It will work just as well steaming cabbage quick with broth and just some salt and pepper but…… No, we haven’t tried that because it just doesn’t have the same yum as this method. But you could.
Let’s start with a few basic tips:
- Make sure to Bookmark our InstaPot recipes page. We add new ones each week!
- Then PRINT this —–> Instant Pot cooking times cheat sheet that will help you understand how long meat, vegetables and beans take to cook in your pressure cooker.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.
Buttered Cabbage Instant Pot
When it comes to simple cabbage recipes in general you want seasonings galore. Not that the natural flavor isn’t okay but it would be like eating lettuce leaves with nothing on them. I mean, not super great. Typically I just throw in this and that without measuring, I have been doing this a LONG time.
If you are new and need precise measurements we do have them below. Just know that you can add others in the pot as well. Old Bay is a great one too if you love that flavor.
Jazz it up even more with some already cooked bacon bits. OH Yes my friends we are going there.
- 1 head of green cabbage medium sized
- you will want to cut your head of cabbage into very large bite size pieces, like 2×2″ or so
- I haven’t made buttered purple cabbage but I would make the same way
- Salted or unsalted butter, 1 stick – your choice
- Chicken broth, vegetable broth or vegetable stock are better than water
And then you add salt and/or all of your seasonings of choice into the mix. Super low carb side dish if you are watching your numbers.
Pressure Cooker Buttered Cabbage
We have shown you before how to cook a whole cabbage in this same machine. That is really quite good but does take longer and you have to slice and prep a bit when done. The plus to this is once it is done you stir and just serve as is.
Don’t cook it too long! I mean that is a given I would think but most don’t realize just how quickly it breaks down and becomes tender. In a pressure cooker it takes 2 minutes, that is it.
Air fried cabbage is closer to 8 and baked you’d need to double that, but still fast!
Let’s talk about this a bit further shall we. Yes you need liquid to steam anything in a multi cooker. Do not believe “their” website where it says you need 1 cup minimum, that isn’t true. You have to keep in mind that foods in general are going to emit some liquid when they cook first off.
You don’t want to add too much in this case because if it sits in the broth too long it will get soggy in a sense, even after just 2 minutes. Same thing goes with our Instant Pot fried cabbage. I use soy sauce mostly for that and 1/2 – 3/4 of a cup is more than enough, believe me.
If you want to avoid this getting too soft all together you could try others like air fryer cabbage steaks or baked cabbage steaks. Those have the opposite texture but still a favorite. I rotate depending on what else I am making as my main dish. If I’m baking chicken I’d opt to add both sheet pans in at once, etc…
Pressure Cook Cabbage
This isn’t the only way you can make this of course. In a large stock pot or you could make Dutch oven buttered cabbage too. That turns out really really great but for sure takes a lot longer to break down and get as fork tender as you want it to be. Here’s a quick step by step but there is a printable recipe card at the bottom too.
- First you want to cut your head of cabbage into very large bite size square pieces.
- best way to do that is cut off stem
- slice in half
- lay flat end on cutting board
- then cut in 2″ steaks, then turn and slice again into 2″ pieces
- Add into pressure cooker with broth and cut butter into pats and place on top. (could add 1 tbsp precooked bacon bits too if you wanted.)
- Seal lid and steam valve and cook for 2 minutes cooking time with a quick release. Do not allow to sit, immediately let out steam or it will overcook.
This timing will create wilted but not mushy leaves. Use a slotted spoon to serve, season with salt and pepper if you wish.
Pampered Chef Quick Cooker Cabbage
Yep there are so many brands and a variety of cooker recipes out to choose from. We have a LOT to choose from beyond this one. I will say that it has been a game changer for us in eating together more often and healthier too.
What once would take a good 20 minutes on the stovetop to boil or saute to tender now takes less than 5. Now keep in mind it does take some time to reach pressure so take that into account but still there is such a huge difference that I suggest getting one for all busy families out there.
How do you store leftover cabbage
Don’t, just don’t. Even when I have made a meal of Ninja Foodi corned beef and cabbage I don’t save it. In the fridge it just continues to break down and it’s just mush the next day, let alone keeping it longer than that. It is so fast to make it fresh that I do just that. Warm the meat and dice up 1/2 a head for meal #2.
Instant Pot Buttered Cabbage
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Buttered Pressure Cooker Cabbage
- Cut cabbage into very large bite size square pieces. Add into pressure cooker with broth and cut butter into pats and place on top. (could add 1 tbsp precooked bacon bits too if you wanted.)
- Seal lid and steam valve and cook for 2 minutes with a quick release. This will create wilted but not mushy leaves.
- Use a slotted spoon to serve, season with salt and pepper if you wish.