Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage and Potato Soup

Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage and Potato Soup

Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage Potato Soup is a perfect comfort meal soup! This simple and rustic soup features a rich broth, chunky carrots, green cabbage, and delicious smoked kielbasa. This pressure cooker Kielbasa Cabbage Potato Soup dish is a family favorite!
Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage Potato Soup
This thick, delicious soup ranks among my family’s top five Instant Pot soup recipes.

I believe that because this soup is rustic and straightforward, it will appeal to anybody. The caption reads: “You can make this soup, it looks easy, you know you want to!” Well, I definitely want to!

This easy and rustic Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage Potato Soup features rich broth and chunky veggies that complement the smoky kielbasa.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Pressure Build / Natural Pressure Release 28 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 6 – 8
Calories 306 kcal

Ingredients For Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage and Potato Soup

⭐1 ¼ lb Smoked Kielbasa, cut in 1” pieces

⭐1 Tablespoon olive oil

⭐1 Onion, chopped

⭐4 cloves Garlic, pressed or minced

⭐2 Carrots, chopped in ½” rounds

⭐1½ cups Celery, chopped in ½” pieces

⭐6 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium

⭐1 large Bay Leaf

⭐¼ teaspoon Italian Seasoning

⭐½ teaspoon Thyme

⭐1 teaspoon Kosher Salt (or ½ tsp table salt)

⭐½ teaspoon Pepper

⭐1 lb Red Potatoes, cut in 2 ½” pieces

⭐1 small head Green Cabbage, about 1½ lbs, cut in 2-3” pieces

Instructions For Instant Pot Kielbasa Cabbage and Potato Soup

⭐Turn on the Saute function. When display reads “Hot” add the kielbasa. Cook until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from pot and set aside. Discard the fat.

⭐Add the olive oil and the onion. Stir well, scraping the bottom of the pan to get the browned bits up. If they are stubborn, just add a couple small splashes of the broth to loosen them up.
Add the garlic, carrots, and celery. Cook for about 30 seconds, Stirring well.

⭐Add in the broth, bay leaf, Italian seasoning, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir.
Add the kielbasa back in.
Add potatoes and cabbage. Stir to combine.

⭐Place the lid on the pot and set the Steam Release knob to Sealing (not on Ultra).

⭐Cancel the Saute function.
Press the Manual (or Pressure Cook) Button, or dial on Ultra. Set time to 4 minutes using the +/- buttons, or dial. High Pressure. It will take several minutes for the pressure to build.

⭐When cook cycle ends, let pot naturally release pressure for 15 minutes. Then manually release the remaining pressure by turning the knob to Venting (or push the button on the Ultra). You may want to do this in bursts at first to make sure no soup spews out with the steam!

⭐When the pin in the lid drops. Open and slowly stir the soup. Taste and adjust salt, if needed.

⭐Serve with some crusty bread.


By chopping the kielbasa and your vegetables a bit chunkier, they
will be a firmer when pressure cooked.




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