Louise’s Instant Pot Lazy Man’s Cabbage Rolls

I kind of just threw all this together, set the Instant Pot and walked away for about 20 minutes. That was it. (It can also be made in the slow cooker).

Louise’s Instant Pot Lazy Man’s Cabbage Rolls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground meat - beef, chicken, pork, or turkey
  • 1 small head of cabbage cut into about 1” pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder (or 4 regular cloves garlic)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups either no-mato sauce (or if not AIP you can use marinara sauce)


  1. Turn Instant Pot on Saute setting and add olive oil and onion, cooking until onion is translucent.

  2. Add meat and cook until just browned, stirring often.

  3. Next add cabbage, carrots, cauliflower rice, garlic or garlic powder, salt, pepper and sauce to the pot and stir until well combined.

  4. Turn off Instant Pot, then place lid on making sure to close correctly and turn the vent to seal. Set Manual pressure to high for 12 minutes. (including time to build pressure, this will take about 20 minutes).

  5. Once cooked, you can leave to slow release for about 20 minutes, or do a quick release of the pressure if you are really hungry!

  6. Serve and Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

The hubby likes to put grated Parmesan cheese on top of anything that resembles a stew, so go ahead if you are so inclined. He actually tasted it before adding the cheese and liked it without as well - he just likes his Parmesan cheese!

This can also be made in the slow cooker using the above procedure (no need to saute the onion and meat – just make sure to break up the meat a bit before adding to the slow cooker). Then place everything in the slow cooker, give it a good stir, then set to low for about 6 hours.

Author: Louise Gagne

I'm a retired senior who has found out that my diet was causing a number of health issues. Since becoming aware of this, I have decided to create this blog to help others in similar circumstances,

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