Braised Green Cabbage


If you're looking for a delicious, healthy vegetable side, it doesn't get better than this braised cabbage recipe. Caraway seeds add a nutty flavor and play well with the shallots, thyme and parsley. Serve alongside roasted chicken, bratwurst or pork chops.

a recipe photo of the Braised Green Cabbage served in a bowl
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Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 head green cabbage (1½ lbs.), cored and cut into 1-inch pieces (6 cups)

  • ½ cup sliced shallots

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 2 cups lower-sodium no-chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add caraway seeds; cook, stirring constantly, until aromatic, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; add oil and butter; cook, stirring constantly, until the butter melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cabbage and shallots; stir to coat well. Cook, stirring often, until the cabbage is slightly wilted, about 6 minutes. Stir in wine; cook, undisturbed, over medium-high heat until most of the wine has evaporated, about 1 minute. Stir in broth, vinegar, thyme, pepper and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook, undisturbed, until the cabbage has softened, but still has some texture, about 20 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and any remaining liquid is a saucy consistency, about 10 minutes. Stir in parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
13g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 289IU 6%
Vitamin C 66mg 73%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 82mcg 21%
Vitamin K 150mcg 125%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 378mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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