Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup + VIDEO + Stovetop Directions

Side view of bowl of cabbage roll soup.

Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup cooks up quick and easy in one pot with the help of your electric pressure cooker! Topped with sour cream & fresh dill, it tastes just like cabbage rolls without all the work!

A few years back, when I was still at my corporate job, my co-workers and I had a small get together for the holidays and I had the chance to try the most amazing cabbage rolls made by my friend Julia.

It was a longtime recipe in her Russian family and I could tell just how much pride she took in the recipe, but also how she really spent so much time creating these delicious cabbage rolls for us and making sure that they turned out perfect.

It sounded like a really time consuming process. First blanching the cabbage so that it was tender enough to roll. Then, making the stuffing, Then steaming them so that they were perfectly cooked on the outside and ready to be topped with sour cream & fresh dill.

And although Julia said she would share her recipe with me one day, that we could get together and have a day of making these cabbage rolls, we never got around to it.

So instead, I’m taking all my favorite parts of her amazing recipe but literally disassembling it with this Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup made with Tuttorosso Tomato Puree from their new Italian Inspirations line. There’s no rolling involved and this dish cooks up all in one pot, meaning minimal clean up too. From start to finish, this Cabbage Roll Soup will take you less than an hour – and that’s including the time it takes for the pressure to build and release in the Instant Pot!

Overhead shot of two bowls of cabbage roll soup.

How To Make Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup

It’s super simple to make Cabbage Roll Soup in the Instant Pot. Just brown some onions and garlic, then brown some ground beef & ground pork. Add in some stock, tomatoes, cabbage, rice and seasonings, seal the pot, and let it cook for 15 minutes. That’s it!

How To Make Cabbage Roll Soup on the Stove

Don’t have an Instant Pot?  You can also make this Cabbage Roll Soup on the stove. Brown the onions, garlic and meat as instructed below, but instead of sealing the pot and cooking under pressure for 15 minutes, you’ll just bring everything to a boil and let it simmer for 25 minutes.

What Are The Best Canned Tomatoes?

My favorite canned tomato brand is Tuttorosso. You really can see and taste the difference with their tomatoes. They are preserved with Steam Seal Flavor Loc® technology and sorted with color sorters to make sure that only the richest, most red tomatoes are included, they always elevate my recipes.

Plus, they tie into my Italian heritage… Did you know that Tuttorosso is one of the best-selling Italian inspired canned tomato brand in the US? Family-owned and operated with pride, Tuttorosso produces their canned tomatoes in a sustainable way, using non-GMO ingredients and non-BPA lined cans. It’s definitely a brand that I can get behind.

I love using Tuttorosso’s Tomato Puree with Sweet Basil in this recipe. It’s got a thick consistency with delicious Italian-inspired flavors from their new line of canned tomatoes, and it’s perfect for adding into this Cabbage Roll Soup

Can I Use Brown Rice in Cabbage Roll Soup?

You can also make this cabbage roll soup with brown rice. In the Instant Pot, you’ll need to increase the pressure cook time to 24 minutes. On the stovetop, you’ll need to increase the simmer time to 45 minutes.

Hand holding bowl of cabbage roll soup.

Can You Freeze Cabbage Roll Soup?

Yes, absolutely if you have leftovers, this soup freezes perfectly.  We place them into freezer bags in individual portions and place them on a cookie sheet to freeze.  Once frozen we stack them in the freezer making an easy individual lunch!

Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

Side view of bowl of cabbage roll soup.

Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage roll soup, instant pot, instant pot soup, unstuffed cabbage roll
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Time for Pressure to Build: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 411 kcal

Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup cooks up quick and easy in one pot with the help of your electric pressure cooker! Topped with sour cream & fresh dill, it tastes just like cabbage rolls without all the work! 



  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 28- ounce can Tuttorosso tomato puree
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill for garnish
  • Sour cream for garnish


  1. Turn Instant Pot on to SAUTE and add olive oil.
  2. Once hot, add the onion and garlic, and cook until onion is translucent, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add ground pork and beef, season with salt and pepper, and brown the meat, using a wooden spoon to break it apart, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Once browned, hit CANCEL.
  5. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  6. Put lid on pot, and lock into place. Set valve to sealing.
  7. Cook on MANUAL (high pressure) for 15 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes for the pressure to build, then the countdown timer will begin.
  8. Once the timer goes off, press the CANCEL button, and quick release the pressure.
  9. Open the pot and stir everything together. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  10. Serve topped with fresh dill and sour cream.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 799mg 33%
Potassium 1059mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 35.2%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 25.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you loved this Cabbage Roll Soup I would appreciate it so much if you would give this recipe a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished dish and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings and tagging me @platingsandpairings.

Wine Pairings for Cabbage Rolls:

  • Try a light-bodied, fruit forward red like a Beaujolais or Grenache.
  • Looking for white wine? Try a Pinot Blanc or dry Riesling.

I teamed up with Tuttorosso to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Side view of cabbage roll soup topped with sour cream and dill.

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  1. Amanda

    I love a good instant pot recipe! This looks really tasty for how cold and damp it is out right now


    1. Erin

      Right?! It’s been soooo chilly and dark lately!


    2. Janna

      I made this for lunch today. I added 2 carrots chopped, 2 more cups of chopped cabbage, and another cup of beef broth. I did it on the stove and the aroma was amazing. This was fabulous and my whole family loved it. This is my first recipe I’ve tried from your site. That means I will give many of the others a try. Thank you!!


      1. Erin

        Thank you so much for letting me know Janna!


  2. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    Awesome job on this video, Erin!! Love it. I’m not a fan of cabbage at all, but this looks like a recipe that can have me convinced otherwise. It looks great!


    1. Erin

      Thanks so much Marlynn!


  3. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam

    I am ALL ABOUT making deconstructed versions of time-consuming recipes. I make an enchilada casserole that involves zero rolling. It looks like you’ve hit the same success with this cabbage roll soup recipe, too!


    1. Erin

      Yes! I also make a Lasagna Soup that’s deconstructed. So much simpler!


  4. Kristina

    oh wow, this looks and sounds AMAZING. total comfort food with the ease of a pressure cooker! my mom made cabbage rolls when I was growing up, and I think I am going to have to ask her to make them soon… in the meantime I may just have to make something like this! 🙂


    1. Erin

      Thanks so much Kristina! You’re lucky that you grew up with a mom who made them!


  5. Jana Seitzer

    This looks delish! I love a good IP recipe!


    1. Erin

      I agree – I’m obsessed with my Instant Pot!


  6. Waz

    I’m normally not a big fan of cabbage, especially in soups, but your recipe looks delicious! Perfect for staying warm during this time of the year!


  7. Kelsey

    I’ve never had any cabbage with this flavor, it sounds so delicious and warming for winter!


    1. Erin

      It’s a really yummy soup recipe for the chilly season Kelsey!


  8. Pech

    Love the video, this looks so perfect for a future wintry day!


  9. lena gladstone

    This looks so delicious. Totally adding this to the must try list for next week. Perfect for this dreary weather.


  10. Beth

    This soup is delicious and has such great flavor. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.


    1. Erin

      I’m so happy you liked it Beth!


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