Instant Pot Boiled Kielbasa Dinner – Kielbasa, Cabbage and Potatoes in the Instant Pot

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This Instant Pot Boiled Kielbasa Dinner features cabbage, potatoes and corn and is ready in less than 15 minutes. It is a perfect summer meal when sweet corn is in season that the entire family will enjoy. You can also use frozen sweet corn on the cob in this dish.

Instant Pot Boiled Kielbasa Dinner

Barbara marked this recipe in her cookbook called The Working Cook many months ago. The one thing that kept her from making it is that the original recipe took two hours. Barbara, as a busy mom doesn’t ever have two hours to spare.

Now that she uses her electric pressure cooker often, she decided to modify the recipe to dramatically cut the cook time. The end result was a delicious crowd pleaser that was done in less than 15 minutes.

Her hubby (who has never been a cabbage fan) even gave her a kiss after they ate and said, “thanks, that was really good.”

Kielbasa, Cabbage and Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Barbara likes her potatoes and cabbage cooked really well and that’s reflected in the cook times below. If you prefer your cabbage with a little more bite to it, she recommends taking the cooking time down a minute or two.

You always have the option to finish cooking the veggies on the simmer mode in your Instant Pot.

The original instant pot dinner recipe called for carrots instead of corn. Feel free to modify this easy meal to your family’s taste.

Ingredients

  • Kielbasa (smoked sausage)
  • Butter
  • Onions
  • Green Cabbage
  • Baby Potatoes (red potatoes, yellow potatoes)
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Black Pepper

How to Make Kielbasa, Cabbage and Potatoes in the Instant Pot

Step by Step Instructions

  1. On sauté mode or simmer mode, melt butter and sauté sliced onions and smoked sausage pieces.
  2. Add baby potatoes, green cabbage wedges, and corn on the cob in that order to the mixture.
  3. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix water, vinegar, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
  4. Pour over the veggie mixture.
  5. Cover with lid and seal. Make sure valve is set to sealing (not instant pot dinner).
  6. Pressure cook on high pressure for 4 to 5 minutes. (It’s a good idea to check your pressure cooker book to see the recommended time for baby potatoes.)
  7. Release pressure using the quick pressure release method (quick release).
  8. Serve hot with crusty bread.

Storage Instructions

Let leftovers cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for instant pot smoked sausage dinner, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Recipe FAQs

  • It’s best to read the instruction manual for your model of pressure cooker. It will tell you the recommended time for most veggies. I go by the cooking time for potatoes for this dish.
  • It takes a while for the pressure cooker to come to pressure and temperature. Be sure to allow a little extra time for any pressure cooker recipe.

Recipe Variations

  • Use carrots or green beans instead of corn, if desired.
  • Any type of pre-cooked smoked sausage will work including kielbasa, polish sausage, andouille, etc.
  • For more heat, add extra red pepper flakes, or omit completely if your family is adverse to heat.
  • If using larger potatoes, cut into smaller bite-sized chunks.
  • Sub in rice vinegar or white wine vinegar, if needed.
  • Use chicken broth, vegetable broth or beef broth instead of water.

Do you need liquid to Pressure Cook in Instant Pot?

Yes to pressure cook in an Instant pot, liquid is required to create steam for the cooking process. The liquid can be water, broth, or any other cooking liquid. The minimum requirement is typically around one cup of liquid.

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This Instant Pot Boiled Kielbasa Dinner features cabbage, potatoes and corn and is ready in less than 15 minutes. It is a perfect summer meal when sweet corn is in season that the entire family will enjoy. You can also use frozen sweet corn on the cob.
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Instant Pot Boiled Kielbasa Dinner

This Instant Pot Boiled Kielbasa Dinner features cabbage, potatoes and corn and is ready in less than 15 minutes. It is a perfect summer meal when sweet corn is in season that the entire family will enjoy. You can also use frozen sweet corn on the cob in this dish.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot kielbasa dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 537kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound kielbasa cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 onion sliced or chunked
  • 2-3 large red potatoes washed and cut into large chunks (or small red potatoes, halved)
  • 1/2 head cabbage cored and cut into large wedges
  • 3-4 ears sweet corn broke into large pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Turn on electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot to Saute Mode. Add butter and allow to melt; add kielbasa and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Add potatoes, cabbage, and sweet corn in order.
  • Mix together water, vinegar, sea salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Pour over veggies/kielbasa.
  • Cover, and seal. Turn on cooker to high pressure for 4-5 minutes. (I recommend checking the instruction manual for your instant pot to see how many minutes they recommend for potatoes.)
  • Release pressure using the quick pressure release.
  • Uncover and check for doneness of vegetables. If additional time is needed to cook, use the simmer mode.
  • Tastes great with crusty bread.

Notes

  • It’s best to read the instruction manual for your model of pressure cooker. It will tell you the recommended time for most veggies. I go by the cooking time for potatoes for this dish.
  • It takes a while for the pressure cooker to come to pressure and temperature. Be sure to allow a little extra time for any pressure cooker recipe.
 
Love Kielbasa? Try this Skillet Cabbage and Smoked Sausage recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1969mg | Potassium: 996mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg

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8 Comments

  1. So easy and really yummy. We used fresh from the farmer corn and it was perfect. I’ve saved this recipe – it’s been added to ‘Make Again!” list Thank you!

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