Cabbage rolls have to be one of my family’s favorite comfort foods, but they are so incredibly time-consuming to make! That’s why I set out to make not just an Instant Pot Cabbage Roll recipe, but an Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup recipe! All of the flavor of cabbage rolls – in a bowl!
Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe
I always loved it when my grandmother would make cabbage rolls.
As a child, I had no idea how much work went into each and every roll. All I knew was that they were delicious!
When I started university she gave me a handwritten copy of her treasured recipe, and after my first attempt I gained a whole new appreciation for her cooking: those rolls were tricky and took forever to make!
As tasty as her recipe is, I’ve only been able to bring myself to make them a handful of times because they require so much time in the kitchen. I’ve tried lots of “lazy cabbage roll recipes” since and nothing really has measured up. Until this cabbage roll soup!
The key to this soup is to really amp up the flavor!
Since the cooking time on this recipe is only 20 minutes (!) you really need to add more seasoning than you think necessary for that flavor to really come through on the final dish.
However, I found that everything (including the cabbage) was cooked perfectly in that short cooking time, especially since we opted for cauliflower rice (added at the end) rather than conventional rice (which could get pretty soggy after 20 minutes).
Now this recipe makes a LOT of soup, and you can extend it out further by adding more water, tomatoes and seasoning. As it is, this recipe makes 10 cups and each cup is so filling, I consider it a single serving.
For my low carb friends, 1 cup of this soup works out to 8g net carbs. A big bowl like I’m showing in my pictures is closer to 16g net carbs but it would be a very filling meal.
Low Carb Cabbage Roll Soup Ingredients
- 1 Tablespoon oil of choice
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1lb ground chicken or beef
- 3 cups cabbage, chopped
- 1-28oz can tomatoes, with juice
- 28oz water, or more to taste
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups cauliflower rice
Tip: for even more soup, double the tomatoes, water, paprika and salt and pepper.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Instant Pot
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Cutting board
How to Make Cabbage Roll Soup in an Instant Pot
Place oil in IP and set to saute setting.
Add onion and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes.
Add garlic and ground chicken and cook until chicken is browned.
Turn off IP and add cabbage, tomatoes, water and seasoning.
Secure lid of IP and select soup setting for 20 minutes.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 188mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 15g
This low carb soup recipe is comfort food in a bowl! It’s so incredibly filling, so it’s perfect for busy nights when you don’t have a lot of time to cook or eat.