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9 Ninja Foodi Cabbage Recipes

8+ Ninja Foodi cabbage recipes you will love! From soups to dinner ideas, side dishes like pressure cooker fried cabbage and more we show you how to make cabbage in your pressure cooker and air fryer here.


The perfect pairing here! Now you can make your favorite vegetable in the best pressure cooker and air fryer machine with this Ninja Foodi cabbage recipe! Not only that but we have 7 other cabbage recipes to try too after that. They’re all added to our long list of Ninja Foodi recipes for you to enjoy and bookmark for reference. 😉 (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Cabbage Recipes

We have a lot of simple cabbage recipes but we will start with the easiest one of all. How to cook a head of Ninja Foodi cabbage and make it taste amazing!

Believe it or not I picked this one right out of my garden, cleaned it off, and popped it in there after cutting it into fourths. It was so good using a few of my go to spices. I used both the pressure cooker and air fryer functions of this fancy machine in order to get the edges crispy like you see here above.

With each bite I dipped the edge in my homemade fry sauce and OH MY!! The entire recipe for this is in the recipe card below. Let us know what you think!

pressure cooker cabbage

Ninja Foodi Cabbage

Yes if you have another brand of pressure cooker this is how to turn an Instant Pot into an air fryer so you can make this as well. Luckily I have both so I have the ability to have both going at the same time. lol. It’s a bit nutty but that’s me.

  • It is rare that I ever use my oven anymore because I have so many air fryer dinner recipes AND it’s hot outside now. Who wants to turn on their oven in the summertime anyway??

For the remaining Ninja Foodi cabbage recipes you’ll want to dice your head into cubes like this. 2″x2″ pieces are usually good. I just kinda’ eyeball it though.

The smaller you cut the cabbage pieces the softer they will get so keep that in mind depending on how “wilty” you like your cabbage leaves.

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How Long to Cook Cabbage in Pressure Cooker

Now let’s move on to our pressure cooker cabbage soup! OH MY does this have a ton of flavor! This you don’t air fry at all. It’s a favorite meal in our house for sure. Just throw the chopped cabbage in with a few other ingredients after you brown your ground beef or sausage on saute, set to high and you’re set.

You can use vegetable, beef, or chicken broth for the liquid. Your choice. This is one our list of Instant Pot recipes too since it doesn’t matter what electric pressure cooker you use for this soup. The cooking time remains the same and is much faster than making it in your slow cooker. (though we have done that too)

Ingredients are:

  1. Ground beef or spicy sausage
  2. Onion
  3. Minced garlic
  4. Diced tomatoes
  5. Spaghetti saucce
  6. Beef broth
  7. Worcestershire sauce
  8. White rice
  9. Cabbage
  10. Olive oil
instant pot stuffed cabbage soup

Ninja Foodi Cabbage and Bacon

Now on to our fried cabbage recipe! Have you ever made this on the stovetop or elsewhere?? Did your grandma make it all the time like mine did?? That is who pops in my head every time I make this packed with bacon and TONS of flavor! Just throw it all in for a few minutes, quick release when done and get ready for ultimate YUM! Items needed to make this:

  • Head of cabbage
  • Bacon
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable broth
  • Garlic salt
  • Paprika
  • Onion
  • Soy sauce
  • Chili powder, optional

Extra heat can be added to any or all of these with some dry Sriracha powder or red pepper flakes really.

Pressure Cooker Fried Cabbage 2

How to Cook Cabbage in Ninja Foodi

I bet you’ve never tried stuffed cabbage casserole, unless you’ve already made ours!

It’s a hearty meal that is full of flavor, especially if you use spicy ground sausage for the meat. I suppose you could make this meat free too but I haven’t tried. This one gets raving reviews from everyone because it’s so different and is almost better the next day if you have any leftovers. What’s needed to make this pressure cooker cabbage recipe

  • Ground beef or spicy sausage
  • Beef broth
  • Minced garlic
  • White rice
  • Onion
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Tomato soup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic salt
  • Oregano
  • Salt and pepper

We cube a whole head of cabbage for this one, and many of the others. Of course you could half any of these if you only want a smaller amount.

instant pot stuffed cabbage casserole

How Long to Cook Cabbage in a Pressure Cooker

Cook time will depend on how you cut it. Whole is longest followed by quartered and then cubed. So from 1-15 minutes. Our pressure cooker cabbage and noodles is a great light meal. Of course we packed ours with bacon too, but you could make a vegetarian version too!

It’s one of our cheap pressure cooker recipes for sure with only a few simple ingredients. Of course you can add to if beyond that but we loved it this way. Pick these items up at the store for this.

  1. Cubed head of cabbage
  2. Bacon
  3. Olive oil
  4. Egg noodles
  5. Olive oil
  6. Broth of your choice
  7. Soy sauce
  8. Garlic salt
  9. Chili powder is optional

If you want to make this heartier try our pressure cooker sausage and cabbage recipe.

Pressure Cooker Cabbage and Noodles

Can you cook a whole cabbage in Ninja Foodi?

Yes you can and it is delicious because you can pressure cook and then air fry to crisp the edges in the same pot. We show you here how to make pressure cooker whole cabbage without slicing it up at all. At the end you can drizzle some butter over the top and air crisp to get it nice and browned on the top too.

Then we made some Ninja Foodi cabbage and potatoes the other night.  The recipe is below in the photo so you can try it too. It was a nice side dish that you can just throw together. Very little measuring is required. I used small potatoes with different colors just to make it fun but you could use just about any variety.

Here are 3 others you might enjoy before we round out our list of favorites.

  1. Pressure cooker cabbage and sausage once again combines 2 different foods together into 1 pot.
  2. Then throw together some stuffed cabbage in your pressure cooker for a great complete meal.
pressure cooker cabbage and potatoes

How do you cook cabbage without making it soggy?

Timing is everything, especially when cooking it with meat like our Ninja Foodi corned beef and cabbage. It’s not just a St. Patrick’s Day dinner you know. This turns out so good we probably make it 3 times a year just because. You do leave the large cabbage leaves whole for this, and not put in until the very end so it doesn’t get too soft. 

What liquid should you use to steam cabbage?

Beer, broth or water can be used for the liquid but I HIGHLY suggest you use beer. I am not a beer fan myself generally BUT it lends so much flavor to this meal that it is a must in our house. Ingredients for this easy cabbage recipe.

  • 2.5 – 3 lb. corned beef brisket
    • and the spice packet that comes with it
  • 12 oz. beer
  • 4 large red potatoes or 2 large russet cut in half
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, we will use the large leaves on the outside

On high pressure it takes a fraction of time vs. the traditional oven method.

ninja foodi corned beef and cabbage recipe

Think you have enough pressure cook recipes to try now?? If not we have a TON more Ninja Foodi recipes here too like our Ninja Foodi spaghetti that sometimes needs some veggies with it.

We show you here How to cook spaghetti squash fast in this machine which is another hack that works great as a side. And make our Ninja Foodi taco pasta that’s comfort food in a bowl.

Our easy Ninja Foodi cabbage recipe is below. Pair this with any of our Ninja Foodi chicken recipes and you’ll be set.

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Ninja Foodi Cabbage

8 Ninja Foodi cabbage recipes you will love! From soups to dinner ideas and more we show you how to make cabbage in your pressure cooker and air fryer here.
Course Entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cabbage, ninja foodi, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 58kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Rinse cabbage, cut off stem, and take outer leaves off. Discard. Cut head into 4 equal parts and put into your Ninja Foodi air fryer basket.
  • Add cup of water to your inner pot, put basket inside pot. Set to high pressure for 1 minute, then do a quick release.
  • Remove lid and drain water. Put basket with cabbage inside back into pot. Spray with olive oil spray and sprinkle with seasonings. Close air fryer lid.
  • Set to 400 degrees for 16 minutes (or until the outer leaves are as crispy as you'd like them).
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi Cabbage
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 625mg27%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 83.1mg101%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sunday 8th of March 2020

I just purchased a Ninja Foodi Grill which doesn't have the pressure cooker feature. I love grilled/roasted cabbage! Would you be able to tell me how to fix this without the pressure cooker step? Thanks!


Saturday 28th of December 2019

I would like directions for pressure cooking a plain head of cabbage in the Ninja Foodie please. Thank you in advance for your help. Dianne


Wednesday 8th of July 2020

You must have gotten a foodie instruction book. Use it.

The Typical Mom

Saturday 28th of December 2019

It is there in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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