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How to pressure cook Red Cabbage (with Instant Pot Instructions)

How to Pressure Cook Braised Red cabbage (with Instant Pot instructions)

Ever wondered how to pressure cook Braised Red Cabbage? Let me tell you. Oh and let me tell you that it's so easy that it won't be just for Christmas!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British


  • Instant Pot


  • Half a red cabbage shredded or sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 eating apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Orange peel + orange juice
  • 12 Juniper berries you can crush them but I prefer them whole and I discard them at the end as I love them for the aromatics but I don’t like biting into them
  • 150 ml cold water
  • 1 teaspoon veg stock paste diluted in the water


  • Place all ingredients in the inner pot and mix well.
  • Make sure the sealing ring is properly in place and place the lid on.
  • Press Pressure Cook / Manual and programme 2 minutes, at the end do a Quick Pressure release. If you like it on the softer side, leave it to do an NPR. Want it crunchy? Cook for 1 minute with QPR or even for 0 minutes.



You can also reduce the cooking time should you like it on the crunchy side. 2 minutes with Quick Pressure Release (as soon as I can get to the Instant Pot) is my favourite time.
Keyword Christmas, red cabbage