Fårikål is the national dish of Norway, and is a very simple braised lamb dish served over cabbage. The seasoning is mostly from the whole peppercorns, but also benefits from a good amount of salt and dill in the braising broth. The Instant Pot makes this a super simple weeknight option, but if you don’t have a pressure cooker you can use about the same instructions and cook with a heavy covered lid for about 70 minutes.

  • 8 servings
  • 5 mins
  • 35 mins
  • 40 mins


  • 2.5 pounds lamb meat cut into large pieces on the bone (shoulder, neck, or shank), chopped up
  • 1 large cabbage
  • 3 Tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 potatoes, quartered
  • 1 Tbsp. dill



  • Place the lamb pieces on the bottom of your Instant Pot liner, the fattiest side down.
  • Cut the cabbage head into wedges and layer on top of the lamb.
  • Sprinkle the peppercorns and a generous layer of salt over the cabbage and add water until the cabbage is just peeking out, about 6 cups. Add the pay leaves and dill.
  • Press the "Stew" button on the Instant Pot and set the timer to 35 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure when the time is up. Serve the cabbage and lamb in a bowl, and top with a pat of butter.