This Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup has all of the flavors of Stuffed Cabbage without any of the effort! It is Paleo and Whole30 friendly, as well!

Growing up, we had a lot of Polish food. I’m still not sure why exactly since we aren’t Polish, ha…but I think my parents had a few Polish friends. I just know we got a lot of homemade pierogies which, still to this day, are one of my favorite foods (the cabbage kind – not the potato). I’ve always been a big fan of Stuffed Cabbage (otherwise known as Golumpki), but the only thing is…they’re a lot of work! I created this soup recipe to include all of the flavors with 1/4 of the effort. The best part is it only takes 10 MINUTES to cook in the ever wonderful Instant Pot (after it comes to pressure).

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.

This is the compliant beef bone broth I like to use!

Looking for some delicious Instant Pot soup recipes? Check out my Zuppa Toscana or Pumpkin Turkey Chili!

If you make this Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup, be sure to tag me #maryswholelife and @maryswholelife on Instagram! I love seeing you guys cook!

Ok, let’s get cookin’!

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Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

A tasty, hearty soup with all of the flavors of cabbage rolls that only takes 1/4 of the time and effort!
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  • 1 tbsp ghee (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 head green cabbage, chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 24 oz. jar sugar-free marinara sauce, I like Rao's Homemade the best!
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower rice (holds up better than fresh, but if you need to use it you can!)
  • 3 cups compliant beef broth, Kettle & Fire is a good shelf-stable brand
  • 1 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • 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. 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!