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Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

All of the flavors of stuffed cabbage without all the work! Plenty of cabbage, a touch of bacon, and easy to make.
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins


  • 1 cup instant rice you can omit this to make it low carb
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • two 14.5 oz cans fire roasted tomatoes drained
  • 3 slices thick cut bacon cut into lardons
  • 8 oz mushrooms chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 head of cabbage stem removed, chopped into small bite sized pieces


  • Select the sear option on your Instant Pot, and spray your pot with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Sear the meat, bacon, onion, and mushrooms until brown. Make sure you stir it occasionally, and break up the meat into small pieces. Cook until brown.
  • Stir in your tomatoes, tomato paste, and thyme. Season with salt pepper.
  • Turn off your Instant Pot, put on the cover and lock it. Select high pressure, for 15 minutes. Cook the meat mixture on high pressure 15 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Add in the rice and cabbage, and cook it on high pressure for another 10 minutes. This will result in your cabbage still be crunchy. If you like it to be softer, you’ll want to increase this time to 15-20 minutes.
  • Do a quick release and serve!


Leftovers are delicious and keep in the refrigerator for a few days. It's great served alone, or with a side of pierogi!
Calories: 365kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Polish


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg