Instant Pot Corned Beef with Cabbage

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If you’re looking for the perfect (and easy) recipe to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with, you’ve found it.

There is something so soothing and very delicious when these wonderful ingredients come together in the Instant Pot! And it’s really a full meal in one pot. You’ve got carrots, potatoes, beef, and of course, cabbage! And it’s on the table in less than 90 minutes!

A platter of Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage


This brisket cut is cured with salt, so it is just loaded with flavor. And thanks to the Instant Pot, it couldn’t be easier to make.

Bring along the potatoes, carrots, and cabbage, and the flavorful aromatics that come in the spice packet of the roast, and you’ve got something truly magical to serve!


Corned Beef with Cabbage recipe

Of course, this dish is popular at New Year’s, too. Legend has it, this dish brings you luck for the new year! In the Southern U.S., black-eyed peas are New Year’s tradition, and we just love that dish.

But, boy, oh boy, do we love Corned Beef with Cabbage, too!

Set a platter of this deliciousness out at your St. Paddy’s Day or New Year’s Eve party, and you’ll be guaranteed to have a wonderful and prosperous year (or at least a fulfilling NYE!).

Corned Beef with Cabbage recipe


Many home cooks find that corned beef can be tough, even after a long, slow roast in the oven.

The Instant Pot solves this problem, in a fraction of the time.

You won’t believe how tender and juicy the brisket is when you first cut into it.

Corned Beef with Cabbage recipe

Use a sharp knife to slice the corned beef against the grain. Place on a nice platter with the steamed vegetables. We just love the presentation of the dish as well as the amazing comforting taste and texture.

This Instant Pot Corned Beef with Cabbage is so good at New Year’s and St. Paddy’s Day, but we love it any time of the year.

Corned Beef with Cabbage recipe

Ready to make the best St. Patrick’s Day recipe of them all? Go for it!

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A platter of Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef with Cabbage

This Instant Pot Corned Beef with Cabbage is a St. Paddy's Day and New Year's Eve tradition, but it's so easy to make in the Instant Pot, we have it year round. The flavors go together perfectly. Find the corned beef in the packaged meat section in most supermarkets. So delicious!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Corned beef, Instant Pot Corned Beef, St. Patrick's Day recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 557kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 3 lb corned beef brisket 3 - 4 lbs, with spice packet
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lb potatoes baby red, quartered
  • 1 lb carrots 3 to 4 large, peeled, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 small green cabbage cut into 6 wedges


  • Place the garlic and corned beef into the Instant Pot.
  • Add the water and sprinkle the contents of the spice packet over the top.
  • Secure the lid on the Instant Pot, move the valve to SEAL and select the MEAT/STEW setting on HIGH PRESSURE for 55 minutes.
  • Let pressure release naturally for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and carefully transfer beef to a carving board and tent with foil.
  • Remove 2 cups of the water from the Instant Pot and set aside. Carefully discard the remaining water (use oven mitts to do this).
  • Add the 2 cups of water back into the Instant Pot.
  • Place a steamer basket in the pot and add the potatoes, then carrots, then cabbage, in that order.
  • Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and STEAM on HIGH for 5 minutes.
  • Perform a Quick Release and remove the veggies from the Instant Pot.
  • Slice the beef against the grain and place the vegetables around the meat.
  • Lightly salt and pepper the veggies. Serve at once!



The cooked corned beef is wonderful the following day.  
The beef and vegetables will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.  The brisket will freeze for up to 2 months.  We don't recommend freezing the vegetables as they will break down during the freezing process. 


Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 2854mg | Potassium: 1438mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 12746IU | Vitamin C: 118mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 7mg
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POST UPDATE: This recipe was originally published in December 2017, but was updated with tweaks to the recipe, new photography, and a fabulous new video in March 2020!


  • 5 stars
    I was really trying to find a quick recipe for corned beef and cabbage. I didn’t have enough time to pull this one off in the oven. And the crock pot version wouldn’t work as I couldn’t be home in time to throw the veggies in to be cooked either. Amen for IP. This was really very good. I forgot to put the trivet in with the handles before putting the corned beef in. It was still fine digging it out when it was done cooking. I took me a few cycles to cook the veggies on steam. I’m sure that it was because I had way too many in there. They finally cooked on pressure cooking setting. I also took some of the leftover broth from the pot and instead of throwing it out I strained it and then put it in a pan with some spicy brown mustard, brown sugar and some Worcestershire sauce and reduced it to thicken and it was heavenly on top of the corned beef. Try it! All in all a simple recipe that allowed us to have a corned beef and cabbage recipe on a busy St Paddy’s day. Thanks again for another winner. Keep on cooking guys and making me laugh. Loon, I think Kris will always try to take over in the kitchen even though this was your recipe! I also didn’t see the link to the steamer basket that you had in the video. Can you send the link?

    • It sounds like you handled it all like a pro, Diane!!! Here’s the link to one similar to what we’ve used…but there are probably even better ones on the market nowadays (we bought this several years back). This works great for us, though!! Here’s the link: Keep us posted on future culinary wonders in your kitchen!!!! xoxoxo

  • Can you send me your link? I love your tomatoe soup and everything I have tried. Would love to receive your receipts.

    • Hi Betty! That is wonderful! Are you asking to be on our newsletter/recipe list? If so, that’s no problem, we can add your email and you’ll never miss a new recipe!

  • 5 stars
    Never in my life did I expect to make this meal – I love corned beef and cabbage on St. Patty’s but it just seems so much easier to get take out than tackle this beast… never in my life will I get take out again! This was so easy and turned out perfect, plus watching you two create together is a blast! Thanks so much! xo

    • Hi Jill! You have no idea how happy this makes us to hear!! Woo hoo!! So glad you had such amazing success with the IP Corned Beef with Cabbage! You rocked it!!! And thank you so much for letting us know and for the wonderful review! That honestly means so very much to us!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • Hi I’m trying to see where I can sign up for your newsletter and recipes, especially for the instant pot 8 quart

  • I love watching you guys! I’ve never had corned beef, but since this quarantine I’ve been trying to use it as an opportunity to try new things so I will try this( bc I am obsessed with your chicken salad, tomato soup, and everything else I’ve tried! ) you brighten my day and your recipes are as stated… FABULOUS

    • HI Chelsea! You have no idea how much hearing you say that fills our hearts with joy. Thank you SO MUCH!! We think you’ll love this corned beef and cabbage! It’s so good! Let us know how it turns out or if you have any questions. Thaks again for your kinds words!! That means the world to us. Stay in touch!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • Just made this! Yum!! I used beef broth instead of water and used chopped garlic instead of cloves of garlic. Turned out amazing! Thank you!

  • Woop woop! Okay, this is my second recipe I tried from you guys and it was delicious (baked ziti was the first). Two for two! I think you are my new favorites. You need a Food Network show. Congrats to Wesley for driving the show this time. Please do not change — I love your cookspanglish — it’s adorable. The corned beef was so tender. We will make this again next year. To think I almost brought my Instapot to Goodwill!! Thank you both! Yum!

    • Woo hoo!!! That’s so awesome to hear, Nancy! So glad you have had success with the ziti and now the Corned Beef! And you are right…cookspanglish is it!! All so much fun. Please stay in touch! And lots more fun, food and fabulousness on the way!! Kris & Wesley

  • Hello! Will high alititude (New Mexico) affect the time for this recipe at all? Should I adjust anything?

    • Thank you for your quick reply to me email! It came out perfect!! I had Guinness to get rid of so I subbed the water for 3 cups of Guinness and 3 cups beef broth and it was amazing!!!!

      • Awesome!! We are so happy it turned out great for you. And thank you so much for letting us know! That means the world to us!! Stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

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