Easy Sauteed Cabbage

This Easy Sautéed Cabbage recipe is a quick and healthy side dish for any night of the week, but especially for Saint Patrick's Day! If you think you don't like cabbage you need to try it this way!
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Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy Free, Easy Recipes, Gluten Free, Quick Recipes, St. Patrick's Day Recipes, Vegetarian recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 136kcal


  • 1 head green cabbage thinly sliced with stem removed
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • red pepper flakes optional


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-medium high heat.  This recipe works better in a stainless steel skillet rather than a non stick.
  • When pan is hot, add olive oil. Allow oil to get hot, then add the onions.  Season with salt.  Cook the onions, stirring as needed, until they are soft and starting to caramelize.  Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. 
  • Add the cabbage.  You will need to do this in 2-3 batches depending on how much cabbage you have and the size of your pan.  Add about half of the cabbage and use a spatula to carefully mix it in with the onions.  Allow to sit undisturbed for a few minutes, until cabbage is starting to brown on the bottom.  Then use a metal spatula to turn the cabbage so that the other side can brown.
  • Add the 1 tablespoon of butter, a bit more salt, pepper to taste and a pinch of red pepper flakes, use the spatula to mix.
  • Add the rest of the cabbage and mix it in.  Allow it to sit again for a few minutes to let the bottom start to caramelize.  When it does, flip with spatula. 
  • When cabbage is soft and slightly caramelized, remove from heat. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if desired.  Serve.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.8g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Cholesterol: 7.6mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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