Instant Pot Potato, Sausage and Cabbage Soup

            The Instant Pot is one of my all time favorite appliances now. It does not matter how busy of a day I have had, I can still turn out a great meal in record time. Now that school is back in session, I feel like I am constantly running all over the place.

To school, to sports, to the stores to the neighboring towns, it just doesn’t end. So when I can get home and still put together a meal that the family absolutely loves then that makes me happy also!

            This soup is one of those comforting dishes that fills you up, satisfies your taste buds and is, in this case, a one pot meal. With fall right around the corner, I have already dug out the file with all my soups.

Obviously, my Instant Pot and slow cooker will be used a lot coming up. This chunky and very tasty soup is just one of the many I will be making during the cooler weather.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Should I slice the vegetables thin since I am cooking faster?

No, For this soup I would still cut the vegetables in at least one inch pieces. You want them larger, but not too large that they do not fit on the spoon.

            Can I use Italian Ground Sausage?

You could, I am sure that it will change the flavor dramatically though. Kielbasa is a great and flavorful sausage that is very easy to cook with.

            Can I leave out the cabbage?

If you leave out the cabbage, try to replace it with spinach or kale. The soup does not depend on the greens, but is so much better with them.

What do you need to make Instant Pot Potato, Sausage and Cabbage Soup

            1 ½ pounds Kielbasa cut into 1” pieces

            1 onion chopped

            2 carrots cut in ½ inch slices

            1 ½ cups celery, cut in ½” pieces

            1 pound red potatoes cut into 1” chunks

            1 medium head of green cabbage, cut into chunks

            1 tbsp Olive Oil

            4 cloves of garlic, minced

            1 bay leaf

            ¼ tsp Italian Seasoning

            ½ tsp Thyme

            ½ tsp salt

            ½ tsp black pepper

            6 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium

How to make Instant Pot Potato, Sausage and Cabbage Soup

FIRST STEP:

Turn on the saute function, once it is hot, add the kielbasa

Cook until the meat is slightly browned

SECOND STEP:

Remove the meat, drain the pot and scrape off any bits from the pot

Add in the Olive Oil and the onion, scraping the bottom again to get the bits and pieces of Kielbasa

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THIRD STEP:

Add in the garlic, celery and carrots

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Cook for 1 minute stirring while it cooks

FOURTH STEP:

Add in the broth and the seasonings

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Place the meat back into the Instant Pot

Add in the potatoes and the cabbage and stir to combine

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FIFTH STEP:

Place the lid on the pot and set the release to sealing

Cancel the saute function

SIXTH STEP:

Press the manual button and set the time for 4 minutes on high pressure

When the cooking cycle ends, allow it to naturally release for ten minutesThen manually release the pressure by turning it to venting. Do this carefully so that you are not burned if soup spits out with the steam

When the pin in the lid drops, open and remove the lid

Slowly stir the soup

This can be served with Crusty bread.

Enjoy!

YUM!

Instant Pot Potato, Sausage and Cabbage Soup

Instant Pot Potato, Sausage and Cabbage Soup

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds Kielbasa cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots cut in ½ inch slices
  • 1 ½ cups celery, cut in ½” pieces
  • 1 pound red potatoes cut into 1” chunks
  • 1 medium head of green cabbage, cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ½ tsp Thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Turn on the saute function, once it is hot, add the kielbasa

Cook until the meat is slightly browned

SECOND STEP:

Remove the meat, drain the pot and scrape off any bits from the pot

Add in the Olive Oil and the onion, scraping the bottom again to get the bits and pieces of Kielbasa

THIRD STEP:

Add in the garlic, celery and carrots

Cook for 1 minute stirring while it cooks

FOURTH STEP:

Add in the broth and the seasonings

Place the meat back into the Instant Pot

Add in the potatoes and the cabbage and stir to combine

FIFTH STEP:

Place the lid on the pot and set the release to sealing

Cancel the saute function

SIXTH STEP:

Press the manual button and set the time for 4 minutes on high pressure

When the cooking cycle ends, allow it to naturally release for ten minutesThen manually release the pressure by turning it to venting. Do this carefully so that you are not burned if soup spits out with the steam

When the pin in the lid drops, open and remove the lid

Slowly stir the soup

This can be served with Crusty bread.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 290mgProtein: 5g