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Pressure Cooker Cabbage and Noodles

Pressure cooker cabbage and noodles in your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Crockpot Express is great! Add a bit of bacon and it takes it to the next level. 

Pressure Cooker Cabbage and Noodles

I don’t know why but this past year cabbage has been my jam!! My grandmother loved fried cabbage so I made that, then this pressure cooker cabbage and noodles was created. It was amazing. Even my picky husband finished off the pot. Added to our list of easy Instant Pot recipes for you to enjoy.

Ninja Foodi Cabbage and Noodles

It’s also on our list of favorite Ninja Foodi recipes. It works if you have a Crock Pot Express pot too. We added plenty of bacon too but of course if you want a vegetarian version you could skip that.

We love using this green head of vegetable with all the things. It is inexpensive and so versatile well beyond just eating it at St. Patricks Day for sure.

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Instant Pot cabbage and noodles

  1. Pressure cooker
    1. if you have an Instant Pot I HIGHLY recommend you get a non stick pot as you see below
  2. Flat wooden spatula
    1. helps you deglaze your pressure cooker after cooking your bacon
  3. Small head of cabbage
  4. Bacon – optional I suppose but it’s a must for us
  5. Chicken broth – or beef broth or even water
  6. Extra wide egg noodles – style I prefer
  7. Soy sauce
  8. Garlic salt
  9. Chili powder
  10. Black pepper – optional
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Cabbage Side Dish

Like I said, we started by making pressure cooker fried cabbage and that inspired this recipe.

  • I wanted to add noodles to make it a bit heartier and that hit the spot. I made this a few times so everything would be PERFECT before sharing it with all of you.

You must layer ingredients in this way in order for the egg noodles to become perfectly tender. If not, they won’t get enough hot liquid and steam around them to soften up.

Now that we have it perfected it’s a family favorite.

  • Start with sauteeing the bacon with a little olive oil. Then deglaze your pot with a bit of your broth. Turn your pot off at this time so it doesn’t overheat.
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cabbage and noodles

Cabbage and Egg Noodles

Now chop the end off your head of cabbage. Discard this as well as the very top leaves, those are usually a bit wilted while sitting at the grocery store. (if you have a mulch pile outside throw them in there instead)

Then slice it and cut it into cubes like this.

  • Now it’s time to add your extra wide egg noodles into your pot like you see here.
  • Putting them in with the little bit of broth and bacon grease, then covered with cabbage, will soften and cook noodles perfectly.
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ninja foodi cabbage

Then your cabbage pieces go on top of that.

  • Sprinkle your soy sauce and all your spices on top of that. You could add pepper to taste if you like. It isn’t my favorite spice but my Grandmother loved it. DO NOT STIR!

Then close your lid and you just need 3 minutes on high pressure to be perfect!

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Pasta and Cabbage

Once the time is up make sure you IMMEDIATELY  do a quick release. If you wait even 1 more minute the cabbage will become much softer. I don’t like mine anywhere close to super wilted and mushy. 3 minutes is absolutely perfect I tell you.

Looking for other pressure cooker recipes?

We have other simple cabbage recipes like Crockpot cabbage and sausage recipe for you to try.

You can print recipe here. Full nutrition information is listed below too.

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Pressure Cooker Cabbage and Noodles

Pressure cooker cabbage and noodles in your Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Crockpot Express is great! Add a bit of bacon for a great side dish.
Course Entree, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, irish
Keyword bacon, cabbage, crock pot express, instant pot, ninja foodi, noodles, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 166kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Set pot to saute and add olive oil and diced bacon. Cook until bacon is as “done’ as you’d like it. Then turn pot off.
  • Add 1/2 cup of your broth and scrape the bottom of your pot to get stuck on pieces of bacon off. (called deglazing)
  • Pour your 2 measuring cups full of wide egg noodles in now. Chop your cabbage into 1″x1″ squares and put on top of your noodles.
  • Pour your remaining 1/2 c of broth on cabbage pieces. Sprinkle your soy sauce and spices on top of your cabbage. DO NOT STIR contents.
  • Close your pressure cooker lid, and close steam valve.
  • Press manual or pressure button (depending on your model), high pressure, for 3 minutes.
  • Do a quick release immediately once timer ends. Lift lid, stir, turn pot off and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Cabbage and Noodles
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 1119mg49%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 66.5mg81%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You could skip the soy sauce if you need to decrease the mg sodium in this cabbage recipe.

Recipe Rating

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Annette L.

Tuesday 30th of July 2019

I thought that once the microwave came out that nothing could replace it. Boy was I wrong. My son bought me the 8 quart Instant Pot for a Christmas gift and even though it's just me, I use it every week to make my lunch for the week. I love your recipes because they inspire me to share with others and I don't have to have the same food each week and save money at the same time. It's hot outside and I don't have to heat up my house and smell up my kitchen. Thank you for sharing all of your ideas. I have not tried the sweets yet. Instead of using broth to cook my chicken I use the Kroger brand of onion soup mix. You can't tell the difference. Keep up the good work and thanks again.


Thursday 25th of April 2019

I love that you used a pressure cooker for this dish. My grandma would have loved the shortcut!


Thursday 25th of April 2019

This was such a hearty, comforting, and EASY dinner on a rainy day. Thank you!

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