Instant Pot Smoked Sausage and Cabbage—an easy all in one pot meal of smoked sausage, potatoes, onion and cabbage. Dump everything into the pot and walk away!
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Instant Pot Smoked Sausage and Cabbage
I had a reader comment about a recipe they wanted to figure out how to make in the Instant Pot. He said, “When you mentioned foil packets, it rang a bell. One of my favorites is small red potatoes halved, sliced onions, sliced sausage and cabbage, dotted with butter and salt and pepper, bake at 425 for 35 min wrapped in foil. I have been wondering how to adapt this to my Instant Pot.”
I immediately knew I would like this dish. I figured I could make it in the Instant Pot. The texture would be different than a foil packet meal baked in the oven but the flavors would still be great and the ease and quickness of the recipe would make it desirable to have often.
So I threw some broth into the bottom of the pot and then piled in the rest of ingredients. I chose a 3 minute pressure cooking time and the potatoes and cabbage were plenty soft. You could probably even use a 2 minute pressure cooking time. My version had plenty of juices at the bottom of the Instant Pot which I like to drizzle over the top of my dish.
This was a winner in my book! Next time I will add in some sliced carrots to give it a bit more color, and perhaps play around with the seasonings. I kept it super simple with just the smoked sausage and salt and pepper to season the whole dish. If you want to get a little spicy try a smoked Cajun andouille sausage.
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An easy all in one pot meal of smoked sausage, potatoes, onion and cabbage. Dump everything into the pot and walk away!
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup of sliced onions
- 1 (12 oz) package of precooked smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 1 pound (about 3 medium) yellow or red potatoes, cut into quarters
- 1 small head of cabbage, cut into chunks
- 3 Tbsp butter, cut into 6 pieces
- Pour chicken broth into the Instant Pot. Then add in the onion slices, smoked sausage, potatoes, cabbage and finally the butter. Toss a bit and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
- Cover the pot and lock the lid into place. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Scoop into serving bowls and enjoy! Salt and pepper to taste.
Optional: If you like the browned taste and look of the sausage you can brown the sausage using the saute setting. Turn the pot on the saute setting and melt 1 Tbsp of the butter. Then add sliced pieces of sausage and brown each side for 2 minutes.
Optional: After the food has cooked you can make a sauce/gravy with the remaining juices in the pot. In a small bowl stir together 1-2 Tbsp of cornstarch with 1-2 Tbsp of water, until smooth. Then pour the mixture into the Instant Pot. Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. The cornstarch mixture will thicken up contents of pot quickly.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
- Category: Sausage
- Method: Instant Pot
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