Instant Pot Red Cabbage

Sliced red cabbage with apple cubes in a wooden bowl

The best way to make red cabbage is in the Instant Pot!

Have a healthy and vegetarian meal in only 10 minutes.

Sliced red cabbage with apple cubes in a wooden bowl

A sweet, sour and tangy mix is here to make your mouth water with its inspiring aroma. It is best for all the special diets.

For a complete purple dining table, you can also make this Instant Pot beets recipe 🙂

This Instant Pot purple cabbage is a great side dish or a healthy snack.

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Cabbage - Use red cabbage. You can use green cabbage as well or even mix them both.

Apples - Use Granny Smith, golden delicious or gala for best results.

You can play with the spices according to your taste.

Is red cabbage the same as purple cabbage?

Yes. They are both the same.

red cabbage inside instant pot

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Sliced red cabbage with apple cubes in a wooden bowl

Instant Pot Red Cabbage

This easy and delicious dish is perfect for a fall or winter meal. Have a healthy recipe in only 10 minutes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Granny Smith apples, merlot, purple cabbage, red cabbage, Red Cabbage & Apples
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup merlot
  • 3 tablespoon pink wine vinegar
  • lb red cabbage
  • salt and pepper to taste for serving


  • Select “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot.
  • Add oil and onions and sauté until soft.
  • Stir in apples and vinegar. Cook until absorbed.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and ground pepper and serve 🙂


Calories: 202kcal Carbohydrates: 37g Protein: 5g Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 661mg Potassium: 864mg Fiber: 9g Sugar: 22g Vitamin A: 3213IU Vitamin C: 168mg Calcium: 142mg Iron: 3mg


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