Instant Pot Cabbage and Beef Soup


This beef vegetable soup with cabbage is a great Instant Pot recipe for cleaning out veggies from your fridge. In my recipes, I use whatever ingredients happen to be in my fridge, but you can easily substitute the veggies and add cauliflower, celery, zucchini, etc. Make sure you have at least a 6-quart pressure cooker.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 cup chopped carrot

  • 1 cup chopped Yukon Gold potato

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 8 cups water

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, drained and diced

  • ½ head cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped

  • 8 teaspoons vegetable bouillon base (such as Better Than Bouillon®)

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Sauté function for medium heat.

  2. When the display reads "Hot," add olive oil to coat the bottom of the pot. Add beef, oregano, and thyme; cook and stir until browned, breaking it apart as it cooks, 5 to 7 minutes. Add carrot, potato, onion, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Turn off Sauté mode.

  3. Stir water, tomatoes with their juices, cabbage, vegetable base, salt, and pepper into the pot. Stir briefly together.

  4. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions; set the timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  5. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions for 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid; stir. Serve while hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
12g Fat
19g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 627mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 44mg 218%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 418mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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