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instant pot garlic buttered cabbage recipe

Instant Pot Buttered Cabbage With Garlic

Instant pot buttered cabbage with garlic is a delicious, vegetarian side dish that you can easily. In the video, I have used half the head of a cabbage (about 4 cups shredded cabbage). In the recipe, I have ingredients and directions for a full head of medium sized cabbage (about 8 to 10 cups shredded cabbage). If you only use half the head of a cabbage, reduce the spices (garlic, onion, black pepper etc) and also salt accordingly, as the cooking time will remain the same.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword buttered cabbage, instant pot buttered cabbage, instant pot cabbage, pressure cooker cabbage recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
pressure build up and release time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 134kcal


  • 1 medium sized cabbage about 8 to 10 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 stick butter
  • ¼ cup water or vegetable broth
  • salt as needed
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder adjust to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Wash the cabbage and remove any outer layers that are not fresh.
  • Chop or shred the cabbage in slightly thick slices. If you slice the cabbage in small, they may get mushy and too soft.
  • Transfer the shredded cabbage to the instant pot.
  • Add the broth or water, salt, garlic powder and onion powder, stir into make sure the water has reached at the bottom of the pot (to avoid burning). Alternatively, you can add the water at the beginning and then add the cabbage and the remaining ingredients.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of butter also to the instant pot.
  • Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position and cook in high pressure for 2 minutes.
  • Once the cooking is finished and the pot beeps, wait for a natural pressure release for about 7 minutes. After that, carefully do a gradual controlled manual release of pressure.
  • Open the instant pot carefully, add the remaining butter and also black pepper, stir well and serve hot! You can also squeeze in the juice of about half of a medium sized lemon and add even more garlic powder or any spices as you desire to try different flavors.



Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg