Learn how to make this Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe that can be ready in half the time of the Stovetop version!

Watch the Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage video

Affiliates note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. My content may contain affiliate links to products and services. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll receive a small commission. It does not affect the price you pay.

Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage

If you would like to make a delicious St. Patrick’s Day dinner, but you don’t have all afternoon to let your corned beef cook on the stovetop, the Instant Pot will come to your rescue.

In less than 2 hours, you can have your dinner on the table that’s worthy of feeding Saint Patrick!

Cooking Under Pressure

The nice thing about the Instant Pot is that when you use the pressure cook option, you can create delicious meals in about half the time it would take to cook a meal on your stovetop or in your oven.

Plus, your dish will come out tender and tasty, as you will find to be the case with this Corned Beef and Cabbage meal.

Remember to Cut Against the Grain

And don’t forget, no matter how you cook your Corned Beef, when you go to slice it, be sure to cut “against the grain” to get those beautiful, picture-perfect slices.

If you are confused about this technique, I explain how to do this and demonstrate it in detail in this video.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

So even if you’re short on time, thanks to the Instant Pot, you can enjoy a traditional Irish American recipe to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style.

Don’t miss out, and be sure to treat yourself, your family, and friends to this tasty meal because, as the saying goes…Everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

More Instant Pot Recipes

Now that you’ve learned how to cook Corned Beef and Cabbage in the Instant Pot, try these other easy recipes, including:

  • How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot – the Right Way!
  • Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth that Gels Every Time
  • How to Make Creamy Mac and Cheese in the Instant Pot

I’ll also show you how to clean your Instant Pot after you’re done making these delicious recipes.

Try These St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Here are more recipes you can make for your St. Patrick’s Day dinner or any time you feel like adding a little Irish flavor to your meals.

This Irish Apple Cake is easy to make with a one bowl recipe.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot and you’d like to make corned beef and cabbage on the stovetop, I’ll show you how in the following video.

More Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

See All →

Download Your Free 36-Page Pantry List

For an extensive list of the traditional foods you can make and purchase to stock your pantry, be sure to download my free 36-page Traditional Foods Pantry List. This comprehensive eBook is full of links to recipe videos, helpful articles, and more!

And if you’re looking for a printed book full of my traditional foods recipes to show you how to create a traditional foods kitchen, be sure to order your copy of my new bestselling book, The Modern Pioneer Cookbook.

Order YOUR COPY Now!

The Modern Pioneer Cookbook

Seasonal ingredients, traditional techniques, and nourishing recipes. Over 85 traditional, from-scratch recipes! Discover for yourself how you can use simple ingredients and traditional techniques to cook the modern pioneer way.

Kitchen Academy Videos

Are you looking for more traditional foods videos? If so, I invite you to join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy. Members of this optional paid YouTube community get access to exclusive videos and other members-only perks. Plus, your YouTube comments include a special members-only badge.

Kitchen Academy Videos

See all →

Stay in Touch with Mary’s Nest

  1. Subscribe to My YouTube Channel for Traditional Foods Videos (Free) - When you subscribe, be sure to click on the notification bell that will let you know each time I upload a new video.
  2. Subscribe to Mary’s Traditional Foods Newsletter (Free) - Get a free 36-page eBook for signing up: How to Stock Your Essential Traditional Foods Four-Corners Pantry.
  3. Join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy (Optional Paid) - For more detailed videos and exclusive members-only perks, join my YouTube membership community.
  4. Order The Modern Pioneer Cookbook (Optional Paid) - Get a printed book of Mary's nourishing recipes from a Traditional Foods Kitchen. This bestselling cookbook is published by Penguin Random House with their DK imprint.

I look forward to having you join me in my Texas Hill Country Kitchen!

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

No ratings yet
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
You can make this Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe in half the time as the stovetop version.


  • 5 pound Flat cut corned beef brisket
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Whole black peppercorns
  • 2 pounds Carrots, peeled and cut into thirds
  • 2 pounds Red skinned baby potatoes If potatoes are large, quarter them
  • 1 large Green cabbage, quartered with core intact
  • Water


  • Place your corned beef brisket, fat side up, into the Instant Pot liner. If using the Instant Pot rack, place your corned beef brisket onto the rack and then lower the rack into your Instant Pot liner.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning packet (that came with corned beef brisket) on top of the meat.
  • Add bay leaves and peppercorns into the Instant Pot liner.
  • Fill Instant Pot liner with water to cover the corned beef brisket but do not fill the liner past the 2/3 mark (liner is marked PC Max 2/3). It is okay if the top of the corned beef brisket is not covered with water.
  • Put the lid on your Instant Pot, lock the lid into place, turn the vent to "sealing". On the panel of the Instant Pot, press the Instant Pot "Pressure Cook", "Manual" , or "Meat/Stew" button, set the temperature to HIGH, and set the cook time for 90 minutes.
  • After 90 minutes, do a "quick" release of the steam pressure. Be careful when doing this as the steam will release quite forcefully. (See the video.)
  • Once the pressure has returned to normal, remove the Instant Pot lid. Lift the rack with the cooked corned beef brisket and transfer it to a cutting board to rest. Tent the cooked meat with aluminum foil to keep it warm. (If not using the rack, remove corned beef brisket carefully using two spatulas.)
  • Carefully add carrots, potatoes, and cabbage to the Instant Pot liner. Be careful as you do this because the liquid in the Instant Pot will be very hot.
  • Once all the vegetables are in the Instant Pot liner, replace the lid on to the Instant Pot and set the vent to "sealing". On the panel of the Instant Pot, press the Instant Pot "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button, then set the temperature to HIGH, and set the cook time for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, do a "quick" release of the steam pressure. Be careful when doing this as the steam will release quite forcefully. (See the video.)
  • Slice the corned beef brisket and transfer the slices to a large serving platter. Remove the carrots, potatoes, and cabbage from the Instant Pot liner, and add your cooked vegetables to the serving platter along with the corned beef brisket. Enjoy!



Find this recipe and video at https://marysnest.com/instant-pot-corned-beef-and-cabbage/
Copyright © 2020 Mary’s Nest, LLC, All Rights Reserved


Calories: 1459kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 94g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 306mg | Sodium: 7154mg | Potassium: 4006mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 38227IU | Vitamin C: 300mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 14mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Americana
Calories: 1459
Keyword: Corned Beef, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Watch Mary’s Nest on YouTube

Shop for items used in this blog post or video

Favorite Corned Beef and Cabbage Making Supplies

Favorite Kitchen Supplies

Amazon Shop and Shopping Guide

  • Visit Mary’s Nest Amazon Shop
  • Visit my Shopping Guide page
    Get up to 15% off for stocking your Traditional Foods Pantry and equipping your Modern Pioneer Kitchen, including discounts from US Wellness Meats, Farmhouse Teas, Lehman's, Masontops, Cultures for Health, Survival Garden Seeds, Redmond Real Salt, Plan to Eat, and More!

Posted in: , , , , ,

About the Author

Read More About Me

You may also like:


  1. I am preparing to make your recipe..
    May I please ask, is there a time adjustment for a 4 pound flat corned beef brisket?

    1. Hi Nanny,

      Thanks for your comment. My recipe uses a 5 pound flat corned beef brisket. If you use 4 pounds, it should be be about the same cooking time in the Instant Pot.

      I hope it turns out wonderfully for you and that you have a happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

      Love and God bless,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating