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Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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Sometimes people think that healthy means tasteless, and that by eating a healthy meal, you have to sacrifice the deliciousness of your food. WRONG! Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are an amazing, flavor-packed meal that is also super healthy!

You'll love the hearty, satisfying taste of hot Italian sausage, ground beef, rice and cabbage all wrapped up in a cabbage leaf and then cooked in a zesty combination of  tomatoes and green chiles.

Instant Pot Stuffed cabbage roll on a bed of cilantro and diced tomatoes on a white plate sprinkled with shredded cheese

And thanks to the Instant Pot and the steamy environment that pressure-cooking provides, your assembled rolls will turn out perfectly soft, moist and tender every time. 

These Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are simply delicious, and every bite is packed full of savory flavor!

3 More Reasons You'll Love Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

#1: Easy to customize! We think the hot Italian Sausage gives them just the right amount of kick, without being too overwhelming. But for those who don't like things that are spicy, the heat level of this recipe is quite easy to alter.

Simply swap in a mild Italian sausage to replace the Hot Italian sausage that this recipe calls for.

#2: It's an all-in-one meal! Each cabbage roll provides a good portion of rice, meat, and veggies, making this a nicely balanced, all-in-one meal that is a perfect choice for busy weeknight dinners.

#3: They're so healthy! One serving of Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls contains just 10 grams of fat, 23.1 grams of carbs and 233 calories. Plus, they are a good source of protein, with 13.2 grams per serving.

What to Serve with Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls can also be served alongside delightful side dishes such as these Easy Yeast Rolls or an Easy Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Feta. 

And, this Frozen Strawberry Layered Dessert is a perfectly sweet treat that nicely complements these spicy, zesty cabbage rolls.

How to Make Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Step By Step

Step #1: Put a pot of water on the stove to boil.

Step #2: Remove core from cabbage and put head of cabbage in the boiling water for five minutes. Then peel the outer leaves from the cabbage and set aside. Leave the cabbage to boil for a few more minutes and then remove more cabbage leaves.

Step #3: Turn on the sauté mode on the Instant Pot, and add in the sausage and ground beef. Chop up any remaining cabbage and add it to the meat in the pot. Next, mix-in the cooked rice.

cut up cabbage, sausage and ground beef in an instant pot

Step #4: Lay cabbage leaves out on a large surface and stuff with meat and rice mixture. Fold the ends of the cabbage leaves over and then roll them up.

cabbage leaves being filled with cooked rice, cabbage, sausage and ground beef

Step #5: Place the rolls in an oven-safe dish that will fit inside the Instant Pot, with the folded side of the rolls down.

stuffed cabbage leaves being rolled up and placed in a white bowl

Step #6: Add 1 ½ cups of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot, then pour diced tomatoes over the cabbage rolls, and place the dish on trivet inside the Instant Pot.

stuffed cabbage rolls in an Instant Pot topped with diced tomatoes

Step #7: Close the lid of the Instant Pot and then turn valve to sealing position.

Step #8: Set for a manual high-pressure time of 25 minutes. When the time has finished, allow for a natural release.

Step #9: Serve with additional rice, if desired, and enjoy!

Instant Pot Stuffed cabbage roll on a bed of cilantro and diced tomatoes on a white plate sprinkled with shredded cheese

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Recipe

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

cabbage rolls on white plate

These healthy and delicious Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are a great all-in-one meal!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Medium head cabbage
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound hot Italian sausage
  • 2 cups rice, precooked
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles

Instructions

  1. Put a pot of water on the stove to boil.
  2. Remove core from cabbage and put head of cabbage in the boiling water for five minutes. Peel the outer leaves from the cabbage and set aside. Leave the cabbage to boil for a few more minutes and remove more cabbage leaves.
  3. Turn on the sauté mode on the Instant Pot and add sausage and ground beef. Chop up any remaining cabbage and add it to the meat in the pot. Mix in cooked rice.
  4. Lay cabbage leaves out on a large surface and stuff with meat and rice mixture. Fold the ends of the cabbage leaves over and roll up. Place rolls in an oven-safe dish that will fit inside the Instant Pot, with the folded side of the rolls down.
  5. Add 1 ½ cups of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  6. Pour diced tomatoes over the cabbage rolls and place the dish on trivet in the Instant Pot.
  7. Close the lid of the Instant Pot and turn valve to sealing position.
  8. Set for a manual high-pressure time of 25 minutes. When the time has finished, allow for a natural release.
  9. Serve with additional rice.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 55mgSodium 582mgCarbohydrates 20gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 1gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 19g

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