This easy side dish takes only 20 minutes from start to finish. You can enjoy sautéed cabbage simply cooked with butter and onion or jazz it up with one of the variations (see below). Enjoy all the versions of this quick side dish with roasted pork or chicken. Source:, January 2020

Sarah Epperson


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  • Melt butter in a large skillet or heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add cabbage, onion, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and beginning to brown, 14 to 16 minutes. Serve immediately.




Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon: Cook 4 bacon slices in a large heavy pot over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Crumble the bacon. Proceed with the recipe as directed, substituting 2 Tbsp. drippings for 2 Tbsp. of the butter and reducing salt to 3/4 tsp. Top the cooked cabbage with the crumbled bacon.

Sautéed Cabbage with Apples: Prepare recipe as directed, adding 1 small Gala apple (thinly sliced), 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar and 1 tsp. fennel seeds to the cabbage mixture during the final 5 minutes of cook time.

Sesame Sautéed Cabbage: Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil for the butter and adding 1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce (or tamari), 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger and 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper with the cabbage and onion. Reduce salt to 3/4 tsp. and omit pepper.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 3.6 g saturated fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 308 mg sodium. 168 mg potassium; 6.1 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 1.3 g protein; 266 IU vitamin a iu; 33 mg vitamin c; 40 mcg folate; 40 mg calcium; 12 mg magnesium;

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