Sauteed Cabbage

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 small head white cabbage, including outer green leaves (2 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Cut the cabbage in half and, with the cut-side down, slice it as thinly as possible around the core, as though you were making coleslaw. Discard the core.

Melt the butter in a large saute pan or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the cabbage, salt, and pepper and saute for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and begins to brown. Season, to taste, and serve warm.


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Perfect, as always. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love sautéed cabbage, for a twist try 2 Tsp. of caraway seeds. Awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's a really tasty side dish. So easy with few ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a basic recipe used in the South. I always sauteed onions and bacon with it. then I sprinkle with some celery seeds at the end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe over the past year and it's always a hit with my family. I usually add a little garlic to mine because I love garlic in almost everything! It's the perfect simple recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't know how long to sautee a cabbage, so this is a nice basic recipe. I threw in some onion and an apple and served it next to a sweet sausage. I bet it would taste good with mustard in it, or bacon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned out pretty good. I got the cabbage from a local farm stand and it was ginormous. I ended up adding additional butter and s/p. I had to cook it down in a lobster pot. I also added a few dashes of white balsamic, as mentioned by Katy a la mode. Served with grilled portobellos over baby spinach, which made for a nice combo.. Next time I make this I will include sauteed onion and garlic for a more complex dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
simple to make and oh, so tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is how I always make cabbage. Though I don't slice it that thin and cook it for a bit longer. Tasty, hearty vegetable side dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy to make, tastes great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and super easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Warning, this is a difficult recipe. If you are a beginner cook, cut out the saute step to ensure success. Good luck! item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS! I used only 1/2 a cabbage head. I personally didn't like the butter, so next time I'll just use olive oil. I also think it'd be beautiful with red and green cabbage to give the dish more color. I added chicken stock, garlic, and red onion -- yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and Excellent! I finally found a dish that enables me to share my love of cabbage with my husband. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was simple and delicious. Next time I will dial back the salt and pepper and it will be perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best cabbage recipe ever - I wouldn't change a thing. Even my husband, who is a fan of cabbage only in cole slaw, loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Because of this recipe, sauteed cabbage is now a weekly side dish in my house. I like to blend different types of cabbages for different colors and textures. I usually use less butter and less salt. But I finish it with a little bit of good sea salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner this evening (New Year). I did as other reviewers have done and sautéed thinly cut onions in olive oil before adding the cabbage. Great tasting and so simple. I rarely add as much salt that is called for in any recipe, this was no exception. Only added 1/2 and it was fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's tasty but you'll have to adjust the seasoning. DON'T put in the listed amount at first. I only add 1 tsp salt. The first time I made it, I added some olive oil and sauted onions. It was way too peppery for my kids. My husband and I liked it but the kids couldn't eat it. The second time I didn't add the olive oil and it burnt on the bottom of my pan. I was able to save most of it but lost some of the goodness. Next time I will add the olive again. With onions and garlic, and only 1/4 tsp of the pepper, it was delicious. My kids loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I added a dash or two of white balsamic vinegar. The tartness and sweetness balanced the salt. So easy as well! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple, Quick recipe. I did saute an onion first & added olive oil along with the butter. One quick dash of cayenne pepper also. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe... like most I added sliced onion & I also added more butter and olive oil.. simple recipe with a great taste item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't want to many leftovers so I just cut the recipe in half and it turned out perfect! Simple, fresh flavors. By sauteing the cabbage, it brought out the sweetness. Even my 7 year old loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and simple. I added some turmeric, red onions, green peppers, bacon grease, and 2 habanero peppers. Thanks Ina for the simple way to cook a good veggie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! a very different way to do Cabbage. I cooked exactly like the recipe called except used less salt and more natural herbal seasons. I added EVO to the butter and slowly sauteed thinly sliced onions and cabbage. Very good dish. The next time I will add thinly sliced turkey meat to give it little extra kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and tasty! I would use half the salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was different, but it is delicious. I combined a couple of recommendations to make it my own. I used bacon lardons and sauteed onions to add flavor. Yummy and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and so differently good. I sauteed thinly-sliced onions and added some freshly-ground nutmeg towards the end. The next day it was even better. The cabbage was very fresh, just picked from a neighbor's garden. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this with Shepard's Pie for a St. Patrick's Day dinner. It was a winner as is!! Even the kids tried and liked this cabbage dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent, and so simple. 'Substituted olive oil for the butter to make it healthier too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was on my way to making un-stuffed cabbage and changed my mind to turkey meatloaf. Sauteed a small onion with the cabbage and followed recipe exactly. As usual, Ina rocks. Thanks, Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really tasty and very simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A favorite! This is such an elegant dish, incredibly easy to make and a healthy and attractive side for many kinds of meat, especially pork. I like to use Savoy cabbage--the graceful texture of Savoy increases the visual appeal of the dish. Add a bit of ground nutmeg (about 1/4 tsp to give it an extra boost of flavor. Two other ideas for leftovers, if you have any! (1 Stir fry about a cup of leftover sauteed cabbage with a similar amount of leftover white rice; add about 1/4 cup of toasted, chopped pecans and 1/2 Gala (or similar sweet/tart red apple un-peeled and diced. (Add a healthy pinch of ground nutmeg if not used in original preparation. Heat just till all is warm--don't overcook apples! Yummy. (2 Add a tablespoon or so (to taste preference of rice wine vinegar to leftover sauteed cabbage and heat. Makes a nice "sauerkraut" for hotdogs, sausage sandwiches, etc. Enjoy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Add some parmesan to make it even yummier! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple, but so satisfying! Even if you aren't a big cabbage eater (I'm not, you will love this recipe. It is deceptively good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and solid - I added some garlic powder at the end to give it a bit more flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina always pleases! Very tasty, simple, quick, satisfying ....and so economical! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a tad more butter since the head of cabbage I had was a little larger, and also thinly sliced a small yellow onion in with the cabbage, it was excellent! More work than simply boiling it, but the taste and texture is soooo worth it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good, will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't think I will be boiling cabbage ever again! This is that good. So simple and light. This turns a boring, cheap vegetable into something totally amazing. We will be having this on a regular basis. Love you, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great. Dead simple and surprisingly delicious. I sauteed a thinly sliced onion in the butter, but otherwise all the same. Served with a sauteed pork chop and homemade applesauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Modified by using olive oil and adding one red onion which I thinly slice and caramelized before adding the cabbage to the pan. I waited on the salt until near the end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great way to cook cabbage - BUT WATCH THE SALT! First time I followed her recipe precisely and it was WAY too salty - my tip is use unsalted butter (as per the recipe then add seasoning slowly to taste - as a previous poster mentioned, Ina really does have a tendency to heavily over salt in many of her recipes. Anyway, I cooked it again with less salt and it was delicious! Will definitely try some of the suggestions other posters made too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best cabbage recipe I have ever made, everyone loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
From the south growing up, we had cabbage as a side dish at least once a week. This recipe is so fresh and so easy. Takes a completely different spin on the boil cabbage I grew up with. Love this recipe, thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just what I was looking for!!!! Your recipes are always what I need. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy, and really delicious! A great way to add a cheap and healthy vegetable to our normal repertoire of dinners. I'll be making this often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious! I will be cooking this again. Thanks for something so simple and good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG, this was the best sauteed cabbage I have ever made. Did not change a thing. Nothing left on the plate. Thanks Ina item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple, simple, simple and good, good, good, enough said!!! I made the recipe just as it was and it was so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good. I was surprised that such a simple cabbage dish would be so good. I'm used to smelly overcooked cabbage but this wasn't anything like that. Definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe, I usually do bacon, balsamic, or just oil. I cut the recipe in half and it was perfect!! Best thing about it was that it was not greasy. Almost guilt free lol. Happy cooking to all! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Try adding a Tablespoon or so of Balsamic Vinegar just before removing from the heat. It adds a really great gourmet taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this! I cut the butter in half and added a splash of olive oil then sauteed some caraway seeds with the shredded cabbage until the cabbage was tender-crisp. It was still a bright green and had just a "tooth" to it. It accompanied sauteed pork chops and a sweet-sour-dill green bean side dish. A wonderful filling but low carb side. My picky daughter and husband lapped it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and tasty. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i really like ina's recipes. simple and good. i did as others did and added some onion and green peppers to the butter at first. was really tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never been a big cabbage person. Actually, I've never really eaten it because of the smell, but I've made this twice and it's a quick and delicious veggie. My husband absolutely loves it too. And it couldn't possibly be easier to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was great..I love cabbage and mostly all green vegetables. This dish didn't last around the dinner table. There were no second servings of cabbage...thanks Ina item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great dish. I added a little sugar and sauteed some chopped onion in the butter first. This is a nice change from regular boiled cabbage. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such a welcome change in how to serve my cabbage. Normally, I boil it and it always comes out soggy and greasy. This alternative side dish uses a lot of butter but it's so much better than traditional soggy, greasy cabbage. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I sauteed a diced shallot in the butter before adding the cabbage. I also added some diced red bell pepper to the cabbage while it cooked. Very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For those cooking the cabbage in bacon drippings, try adding some apple cider vinegar to the cabbage just before eating. WOW!- especially if you like vinegar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is chilly out and instead of another cold salad (trying to lose a few lbs) I decided to try this simple warm recipe. It was delicious! Just finished it- but I added a few strips of cooked bacon and that's why I loved it so much. The bacon flavor and the pepper tasted great. Maybe next time I will cook the raw bacon, add the cabbage and forget the butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really love Cabbage and look forward to any new recipes. Especially with picky eaters in my house. Well, I did make some changes to fit the type of cuisine we love in my house, I actually sauteed 1/4 c of Shallots with 1 slice of bacon. Once the bacon was crisp I removed it, added the 2 TBSP of Unsalted Butter, sauteed the cabbage with a little Homemade Cajun Seasonings with a 1/4 c of chicken stock…that was the ticket…It turned out OOH WEE AWESOME! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sure it would have been perfect as written but I fiddled with it. I fried 5 strips of bacon until crispy and drained on paper toweling, and chopped it into bits. Then sauteed the cabbage in the bacon fat until browned, then added some chicken stock to deglaze the pan, stirred in the bacon bits, covered & simmered until tender. YUM YUM YUM We could eat this once a week. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty, I put a spin on it though, I cooked in a cast iron skillet with a tablespoon of bacon grease, sauteed and steamed for a few minutes and added a pinch of salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and easy. The perfect amount of butter but I reduced the amount of salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sometimes, simple is the best!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mother-in-law has been making cabbage this way for decades. I thought it was just an old "country" recipe, but then saw Ina make it and I had to laugh. I've also made it many many times, sometimes adding in a bit of broccoli if I have some around - it's a nice addition. Ina always oversalts - watch that. And Ryan Louise, she shredded the cabbage with her knife - you just want about 1/3" wide shreds, similar to what you would use for slaw. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple but delicious. I've also made this by sauteeing lardons before adding the cabbage. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. I just wish that there was a photo attached so that I could see how the cabbage was supposed to be cut. (Some of my pieces were bigger than others which causes them to be cooked differently... Overall though, it seems like I did well. With these easy step by step directions; I ended up with a yummy dish of cabbage just the way I wanted it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty but needed a bit more butter and definitely needed some chicken stock. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great simple dish. I added turkey bacon, onion, and bell pepper for more flavor that would not over power the cabbage. I just fried them into the butter then I added the cabbage. My family loves it!!!!! THANKS item not reviewed by moderator and published
Basic but so good. I add a dash of chicken stock for flavor and to moisten and steam a bit more, and also a few squirts of hot sauce (for me, Cholula!). Makes it a bit more flavorful and you can spice it up as needed... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was just what you're looking for on a busy night. Simple, quick, delicious. I did make it too salty, but it was still wonderful. This will become a staple in our house since my boyfriend LOVES cabbage. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the way my mom cooked cabbage for over 50 yrs! Only difference was she used reserved bacon fat instead of butter. We southerns know that EVERYTHING tastes better with bacon!! Also, for a one dish meat, I have added any kind of sausage to the pan while cooking cabbage! Some cornbread on the side & you have a great meal!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ADDED SAUSAGE & RED PEPPER FLAKES 2 MINE & SERVED IT W/CHEDDAR CORN BREAD TURNED OUT GREAT MY SON ATE 2 PLATES OF IT CAN'T WAIT 4 MY MOM 2 TASTE IT item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such a simple recipe to be so fabulous! Make sure and add plenty of salt if yours tastes bland - makes all the difference in the world. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made sauteed cabbage tonight with a Braised Pork Shoulder (Melissa D'Arabian's recipe), and mashed potatoes. What an accompaniment it was! Thanks Ina for capturing simple tastes that compliment any meal.....Goes to show you a great recipe doesn't have to be complicated to be fantastic! Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
love cabbage love ina but for some strange reason this recipe was blah i am not even sure if i can get excited about trying this again recently did braised red cabbage was areal winner anybody have any ideas why mine didnt turn out used buter bacon onions and fennel to add to the cabbage and sauteed for 20 or so minutes so so result :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this for my family for years and they all love it. I always add a pound of bulk pork sausage to it and it is delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple to make yet soooo delish! Great with pork chops. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It doesn't even really need tending to. Just lift the cooked cabbage up from the bottom with some tongs every so often. Cabbage is cheap and low in calories - it's going to become a regular side dish from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My wife and I have been making fried cabbage for many decades. Except that we use olive oil and MORTON'S Nature's Seasoning Blend (salt, black pepper, sugar, spices, onion, garlic, parsley, and celery seeds). Occasionally I'll use canola oil w/ a few drops of sesame oil for an Oriental flavor. No matter how you make it (butter, bacon fat, olive oil, canola/sesame oil), fried cabbage is good eats!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For the last 16 years, all I've heard was "cabbage stinks" and "I hate cabbage". Well, I fixed their red wagons right up! I ended up making this twice in one week for the family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Who knew that cabbage could be this good! I tried this recipe because it seems fairly simple and I am a far cry from a cook. It turned out simply amazing!!! My husband, who rarely eats vegetables at al, even liked it. This is definitely going into regular rotation at my house:-) If anyone it thinking about trying this one out,do it you won't be disappointed!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight. It was amazingly delicious. If you have not yet tried roasted fennel...OMG you must. It is a whole other animal than raw fennel. I changed it up a bit... I added a combo of fresh thyme, rosemary and sage. I used 2 inch thick pork chops. It was ver, very good. It is one of those recipes that will impress. Yet it is simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy! No time required and it is an excellent, simple and nutritious dish. Every Barefoot Contessa recipe is a winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best! We love cabbage in the traditional way but this recipe is absolutely incredible. Recommend this recipe to ALL! Next time we will get a bigger head of cabbage! Well Done Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy and delicious. A family favoriet item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina my mother made cabbage exactly like this when we were kids....I am now a grandmother and still enjoy it....thanks again for all the good recipes..your fan, Donna item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, is all i have to say. A new family favorite that is healthy. Sure beats the stinky boiled cabbage I remember as a kid. item not reviewed by moderator and published
now i have a new use for cabbage and a different side dish for dinner. this is so easy and good, husband loves it item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS COOKED UP JUST THE WAY IT SHOULD, IT HAD A WONDERFULL TASTE AND TEXTURE, YOU CAN USE THIS RECIPE AND MIX IN THE CABBAGE WITH ANOTHER DISH. WE LIKE TO ADD IT TO THE RAMEN THAT COMES WITH CABBAGE IN IT ALREADY FOR AN ADDED KICK item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very crunchy and just the way cabbage should taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to admit that I was surprised how tasty the cabbage turned out considering how simple the recipe is. Although it may seem like a lot of pepper, it was tempered by the mellow flavor of the cabbage and still provided a nice spark to the dish. I would recommend cutting the butter to 1 Tb, as 2 Tb resulted in an overly buttery tasty. Also, the cabbage cooks down a LOT, so the recipe as written produces 2 hearty servings for vegetable lovers like me -- getting 6 servings out of this would be a stretch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, such a simple recipe, but it is absolutely delicious. The cabbage caramelized a little (and I added just a pinch of sugar early on), and the result is perfect. Initially, it seemed as though 2 T. of butter wouldn't be quite enough, but after cooking down a little it was just right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually do not like cabbage, but always make it for my husband who loves it, made any way at all (I believe this love comes from his Polish grandmother who must have been a wonderful cook). This recipe was really good. I am beginning to like cabbage a little more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such an easy side dish - healthy, spicy, simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
PS some family members may be turned off by the aroma. Make it when they're away, run a wax melt burner for about 3 hours, and they'll be none the wiser. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
That makes absolutely no sense. The saute step is the only part of the process! Everything else is PREP. What kind of person can't saute cabbage and butter? item not reviewed by moderator and published
gotta love sarcasm... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wise guy >D item not reviewed by moderator and published
your additions sound great! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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