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Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Roll Bowls (Whole30 Paleo)

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Roll Bowls (Whole30 Paleo) – a tasty and filling Whole30 compliant meal.  These “unstuffed” cabbage rolls are full of protein and flavor and are ready in about 10 minutes!

Continuing with the Instant Pot Monday series, this week’s recipe is Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Bowls!  These deconstructed cabbage rolls are made super quick in the Instant Pot, perfect for busy Monday night meal time.  Same great comfort flavors as the classic dish, but totally fuss free!

To make these bowls, you’ll just need a few staples and very little prep.  I’m a huge fan of recipes that mimic classic comfort food flavors but create shortcuts for getting dinner done fast.  This meal needs only about 10 minutes of total time in the Instant Pot between sautéing, coming to pressure, and cooking.  That’s a definite winner in my book!

There’s nothing fancy about this dish, but I find it to be completely delicious and satisfying.  If you like a bigger punch of flavor, additional spice can be added.  Red pepper flakes or smoked paprika would be wonderful, or a dash of hot sauce or sriracha on top.  If you’re not concerned with staying Whole30 compliant, the cauliflower rice could be substituted for brown/white rice or left out completely.

I’m looking forward to all the leftovers for lunch this week!  What are you making for Instant Pot Monday?  If you need more suggestions, head over to my Instant Pot recipe archives for plenty of simple, delicious ideas!

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instant pot stuffed cabbage bowls

instant pot stuffed cabbbage roll bowls

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Roll Bowls (Whole30 Paleo)

Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Bowls (Whole30 Paleo) - a tasty and filling Whole30 compliant meal.  These "unstuffed" cabbage bowls are full of protein and flavor and are ready in about 10 minutes!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Nikki


  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth or beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage


  • Turn on Saute function on Instant Pot.  Add oil and heat for 30 seconds.  Add ground turkey, onions, and salt.  Cook, stirring, until meat is browned.
  • Turn off Saute function.  Add remaining ingredients and combine well.  Cook using Manual function for 3 minutes.  Quick release pressure.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with additional cauliflower rice if desired.
Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 48.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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  • Reply
    March 26, 2018 at 10:49 am

    5 stars
    Love this! It’s so simple and I loved adding the extra spice on top.

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      March 26, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks, Kennedy! I like the extra spice too 🙂

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    July 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! I am not the best cook, and I’m busy. This recipe is not too fussy and easy to make. I think it tastes great. It is full of protein, but it has a lot of veggies too. I use about 8 cups total of cabbage to up the veggies even more and 1 whole cup of (sugar free) pasta or pizza sauce for extra flavor and sauciness.

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      July 15, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks, Amy! Love your suggestions!

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    August 10, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    What type of cauliflower rice do you use? Is it frozen? Wanting to make this tomorrow! Looks delicious!

    • Reply
      August 11, 2019 at 11:28 am

      Hi Christina, frozen cauliflower is definitely the easiest and most convenient. You can always rice your own in the food processor if you like!

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    Michelle Anderson
    October 3, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    5 stars
    My kids are very good eaters but they usually don’t care for cauliflower or cabbage. I saw this recipe and had my doubts but it was a success! The kitchen smelled great! Second helpings were requested and cleaned plates were put up to the sink. My husband even said “Make this again!” PLUS…this was SO simple! Thank you! I did add some shredded mozzarella on top when serving because my family loves cheese so much 🙂

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      October 4, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Awesome to hear, Michelle! Thanks so much!

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