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Instant Pot Cabbage and Sausage


This Instant Pot Cabbage and Sausage is the perfect weeknight dinner option. It’s easy to make with minimum prep time, loaded with flavors and extra vegetables.

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When life gets busy, I am all about simplifying where I can, and this is how this effortless recipe was born. Using simple real food ingredients and some shortcuts, it delivers the perfect family-friendly dinner.

Recipe Features

  • It’s naturally gluten-free and refined sugar-free.
  • This dish is made in one pot, with fewer dishes to wash.
  • It takes only 10 minutes of active prep time—no need to peel potatoes if buying organic. Just quickly wash and cube them, roughly chop the cabbage; all of this will make the most of the prep time.
  • This recipe asking for only FOUR main ingredients.
  • It’s loaded with vegetables.
  • Extra flavorful and cozy.

Key Ingredients

ingredients to make cabbage and sausage stew

How to Make It

1. Gather the ingredients. Prepare the instant pot. Open the jar with kimchi and put the mixture in the instant pot to cover the bottom.

2. Wash and cube potatoes, approximately half-inch in diameter, add to the instant pot.

cubed sweet potatoes on a cutting board

3. Chop the cabbage roughly, add to the pot.

sliced purple cabbage on the cutting board

4. Slice the sausage links, add them to the pot.

sliced sausage on the cutting board

5. Add salt and a cup of water to the pot. Close and seal the lid on the pot.

an instant pot filled with sausage and cabbage

6. Set the settings to cook for 10 minutes on “HIGH”.  Allow pressure to build. Once cooked, release the pressure naturally. Once the air is released, open, and stir. Serve with yogurt.

cooked cabbage and sausage inside the instant pot

Variations & Substitutions

  • Feel free to use regular potatoes instead of the sweet kind variety. Better to choose red potatoes then since they will hold the shape better in the instant pot.
  • This recipe uses a spicy kind of kimchi made with cayenne pepper, chili pepper, and ginger root. It makes this dish delicious for spicy food lovers. For picky eaters or to keep it more kid-friendly, use a mild kind of kimchi or simple sauerkraut.
  • Serve with sour cream or yogurt to bring the spiciness down.
  • Use regular green cabbage instead of purple kind.
  • Add some extra spices if desired: smoked paprika, garlic, onion powder, thyme.

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plate filled with red colored soup with cabbage and kimchi with a spoon inside filled with yogurt

Instant Pot Cabbage And Sausage Stew

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This Instant Pot Cabbage and Sausage is the perfect weeknight dinner option. It’s so easy with minimum prep time, loaded with flavors and extra vegetables.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 98 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 18 ozs sauerkraut or kimchi
  • 5 cups sweet potatoes cubed
  • 5 cups purple cabbage  chopped
  • 4 links sausage
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • yogurt for serving

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients. Prepare the instant pot. Open the jar with kimchi and put the mixture in the instant pot to cover the bottom.
  • Potatoes. Wash and cube potatoes, approximately half-inch in diameter, add to the instant pot.
  • Cabbage. Chop the cabbage roughly, add to the pot.
  • Sausage. Slice the sausage links, add them to the pot.
  • Cook. Add salt and a cup of water to the pot. Close and seal the lid on the pot. Set the settings to cook for 10 minutes on “HIGH.”  Allow pressure to build. Once cooked, release the pressure naturally.
  • Serve. Once the air is released, open and stir. Serve with yogurt.

Notes

Feel free to use regular potatoes instead of the sweet kind variety. Better to choose red potatoes then since they will hold the shape better in the instant pot.
This recipe uses a spicy kind of kimchi made with cayenne pepper, chili pepper, and ginger root. It makes this dish delicious for spicy food lovers. For picky eaters or to keep it more kid-friendly, use a mild kind of kimchi or simple sauerkraut.
Serve with sour cream or yogurt to bring the spiciness down.
Variations: Use regular green cabbage instead of purple kind. Add some extra spices if desired: smoked paprika, garlic, onion powder, thyme.

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 455mgPotassium: 377mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 15725IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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