Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage And Potatoes Recipe

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Instant Pot kielbasa, cabbage and potatoes is a perfect old-fashioned comfort food!  You will love this easy one-pot dinner!

Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage Potatoes

I don’t think I ever ate so much cabbage until I got an Instant Pot (other than making a best ever coleslaw). First I discovered the Instant Pot cabbage, then the Instant Pot sausage, then started making them together (Instant Pot cabbage and sausage) and now here’s the latest iteration in my cabbage mania :)

Cabbage Kielbasa Potatoes In The Instant Pot

Introducing: Instant Pot kielbasa, cabbage and potatoes! Yummy yum yum! Everything cooks in one pot – hooray!

Instant Pot sausage cabbage potatoes one pot dinner

The classic version uses cook kielbasa sausage, but you can use any type of sausage, whatever you have on hand :)  You can also use raw sausage, the only difference is that with cooked sausage you slice it before putting in the Instant Pot, and the raw sausage you cook whole (since it’s too hard to slice raw) and slice after everything is cooked.

Making this cabbage, kielbasa and potatoes Instant Pot dinner is very easy! All you need to do is to dump sliced kielbasa, sliced cabbage and potato pieces in the Instant Pot along with 1/2 cup of water, sprinkle with garlic powder and cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes (or for 12 minutes if using raw sausages).  Once it’s done, quick release (QR) the steam, drain excess water and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Dinner is ready!

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Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage And Potatoes Recipe

This easy Instant Pot sausage cabbage and potatoes is a perfect one-pot main dish! So easy to make, yummy and comforting!
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb kielbasa or other cooked sausage sliced
  • 1 small head of cabbage cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Put water, kielbasa, potatoes and cabbage in the Instant Pot. Make sure the contents don't go above the "Max Fill" line (if they do, remove some of the cabbage). Sprinkle with garlic powder.
  • Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 10 minutes.
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooing, quick release (QR) the steam. Drain excess water, add salt and pepper to taste and serve.


You can make it with uncooked sausage - just add raw sausage links, increase the cooking time to 12 minutes, and slice the sausage after it's cooked.
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  1. Trying this one tonight, sounds delish. I have to say I don’t eat cabbage very much, Brussel Sprouts yes. Hoping this will be the beginning of new meals for me, Tony.

  2. I’m new to Instant Pot cooking and noticed that the two recipes noted on this page (Kielbasa & Cabbage; Egg Roll in a Bowl) call for very little liquid. I thought that in an 8 quart pot I had to use a minimum of 2 cups. Please clarify for me. Thanks!

    1. I use a 6 quart Instant Pot and it always does fine with 1/2 cup water (even though the official recommendation is minimum 1 cup). Not sure about the 8 quart Instant Pot, but 2 cups seems way too much, maybe use 1 cup? In this particular recipe, juice from sausages and from the cabbage result in additional liquid.

  3. This was excellent! Hubby loved it. I used red cabbage instead of green because that’s all I could find. I was also going to replace the water with chicken broth but didn’t want to open a whole carton for just 1/2 cup so I used Better Than Bouillon garlic base because I wanted to use it up and had no chicken base. In place of the salt I used Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Weird I know but worked so well! Very flavorful. Definitely making this again. And so easy!

  4. Made today – followed recipe exactly and it seemed a little bland. Added some seasoning, stirred well, and let warm in Instant Pot for another 10 minutes. Yum!

  5. I added small carrots to mix. I cooked 10 mins but next time I think Ill reduce time to 5 mins. Everything was to over cooked. but really good. Its a keeper

  6. 5 stars
    I made this today. It was good. I used chicken broth instead of water. I also cut up pepers and onions to go in it. I did use the fully cooked sausage. I’ll definitely made again.

  7. Purchased my Instant Pot Duo Crisp YESTERDAY! Gonna prepare this recipe today, New Years Day, 2022! This is my FIRST time using an Instant Pot! I’m going to substitute beef broth & add onion & red bell pepper… WISH ME LUCK! God Bless… Jo

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