Recipe- Vegan Instant Pot Cabbage Soup

As if it wasn’t obvious by some of my older posts, I LOVE soup. Lately, I have been trying to find ways to use my Instant Pot to make things. When reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory out loud to my daughter, I got hung up on the fact that Charlie’s family eats only cabbage soup. Though the story portrays this because Charlie is poor, I decided to make an amped up cabbage soup; this is much more than just cabbage and water! It doesn’t take long at all and you use just the one pot, so cleanup is a breeze. Flavorful and filling, this cabbage soup is something of which even Charlie Bucket would be proud!

Serves 8


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large yellow onion, diced

2 large carrots, diced

4 celery stalks, diced

2 teaspoons garlic, minced

Half a head of large green cabbage, chopped

1 fifteen oz can great northern beans, drained and rinsed

1 twenty-eight oz can crushed tomatoes

4 cups vegetable broth

1 teaspoon thyme

1 to 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4-1 teaspoon black pepper (I prefer a whole teaspoon.)

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


Turn Instant Pot to saute mode. Add diced onion, carrot, and celery. Stir well and cook for about 6 minutes.

Add minced garlic. Stir and cook for a few more minutes.

Add remaining ingredients.

Stir well, being sure to scrape the bottom of the pot.

Cancel saute mode. Make sure your Instant Pot is turned to the sealing position. Select the pressure cook mode and set for 5 minutes on high pressure.

When the timer goes off, carefully do a quick release.

Give it a good stir.

Add a few more shakes of salt and pepper or red pepper flakes if you think necessary, and serve hot.

Author: thevegtablevegan

Becoming vegan has been a life changing experience for me. Cutting back on animal products gives us the ability to change the world in so many ways. I started this blog to have all of my favorite recipes handy when someone asks, "What do you eat?" I am by no means a professional photographer, but I always enjoy visually seeing a recipe, so I do like to include pictures. I'm a busy, stay at home mommy, but try to find the time to add new recipes. I hope to offer delicious and easy plant-based recipes for those who are having trouble transitioning, already vegan, or simply want to incorporate a few vegan meals here and there. 🙂

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