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instant pot unstuffed cabbage rolls

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls is a comforting dish packed with beef, herbs, spices, and vegetables all cooked in seasoned tomato sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Coming to Pressure: 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 657kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 lbs cabbage medium-coarsely shredded
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice or brown rice - rinsed & drained
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill finely chopped
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream for serving


  • Press Sauté and once IP display says Hot, coat woth the oil and add the onion, cook for 2 mins.
  • Add garlic, stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add meat, thyme, oregano, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper, break with a wooden spoon and cook for 5-7 minutes. Meat will still be pink.
  • Add cabbage and stir.
  • Add broth, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and diced tomatoes, stir to combine.
  • Add rice and do NOT stir, lightly press it down into the mixture to submerge.
  • Cancel Saute. Close and lock the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing and press Pressure Cooking on High for 20 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 15-20 minutes to come to pressure.
  • Once done cooking, do a quick releasr by turning pressure vent to Venting position.
  • Open carefully, stir in chopped dill and serve with sour cream or greek yogurt.



Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 1389mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 934IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 7mg