This Easy Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup has all of the flavors of stuffed cabbage rolls without any of the effort! A quick, easy, and delicious meal! Paleo and Whole30.

3 bowls of unstuffed cabbage soup with crackers

I’ve always been a big fan of stuffed cabbage rolls (otherwise known as Golumpki), but the only thing is, they are a lot of work! I created this soup recipe to include all of the flavors of stuffed cabbage with a fraction of the effort. My Easy Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage recipe only takes 10 minutes to cook in the ever-wonderful Instant Pot after it comes to pressure. The leftovers are amazing, too. This is definitely one of my favorite Whole30 soups- it is nutrient-packed and warms the soul on a chilly day!

Instant Pot filled with unstuffed cabbage soup with a ladle

Ingredient Notes

ground beef: I get my ground beef from Butcher Box, which delivers grass-fed, organic, and heritage breed beef, pork, and chicken to your doorstep. It’s made life a lot easier for this busy mama! You can definitely use ground pork for this recipe and it will be just as delicious.

beef bone broth: I highly recommend getting some Kettle & Fire Beef broth! It can be tough to find Whole30 compliant beef broth, and this is one of the best in my opinion. Code MARY will get you 20% off!

sugar-free marinara sauce: I like Rao’s Homemade brand. It’s delicious and has no added sugar!

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup in a white bowl with a silver spoon and a plate of crackers on the side

How to Make This Recipe

  • Set Instant Pot to “saute” function and add the ghee. Once melted, add in the ground beef and stir 3-5 minutes until browned and cooked through. Add in garlic and onion and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Hit the “cancel/warm” button and add in the remaining ingredients. Stir well to combine. Set the pot to “manual” high pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release when done. Stir well and add more salt/pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Mary’s Tips, & Tricks

Instant Pot Valve Release: For this recipe, I prefer to do the quick release. You can use the natural release, but just know the cabbage will get pretty soft the longer you let it sit!

3 bowls of cabbage soup with parsley and crackers on the side

FAQs

Can I freeze this soup? Yes! This recipe can be frozen. Let it cool before transferring to a freezer-friendly airtight container and leave some room at the top in case it expands! It will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then heat up on the stove.

Do I really need an Instant Pot? Yes! The Instant Pot is an all-in-one lifesaver in the kitchen. The pressure cooking function brings delicious recipes to life in a matter of minutes! I definitely recommend adding this to your must-have kitchen equipment! The 6 qt Instant Pot has always been a good size for my recipes and family of 5.

Looking for More Delicious Instant Pot Soup Recipes?

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Easy Instant Pot UnStuffed Cabbage Soup

This Easy Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup has all of the flavors of Stuffed Cabbage without any of the effort! Quick, easy, and delicious! Paleo and Whole30.
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ghee (or olive oil)
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¾ head green cabbage, chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 24 oz. jar sugar-free marinara sauce, I like Rao's Homemade brand
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower rice , (holds up better than fresh, but if you need to use it you can!)
  • 3 cups compliant beef broth
  • 1 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Set your Instant Pot to "saute" function and add the ghee. Once melted, add in the ground beef and stir 3-5 minutes until browned and cooked through. Add in garlic and onion and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Hit the "cancel/warm" button and add in the remaining ingredients. Stir well to combine. Set the pot to "manual" high pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release when done. You can let it slow release, but just know the cabbage will get pretty soft the longer you let it sit! Stir well and add more salt/pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe can be frozen. Let it cool before transferring to a freezer-friendly container and leave some room at the top in case it expands! 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 966mg, Potassium: 659mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 226IU, Vitamin C: 68mg, Calcium: 99mg, Iron: 3mg