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The Best Sautéed Cabbage Recipe

Preparing cabbage to saute it in butter with salt and pepper
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Oh, how I love this sautéed cabbage recipe! The taste is really wonderful. Garlic, butter, pepper, and salt is really all you need to make this amazing dish!

I’ve never been a huge fan of cooked cabbage. I like a good slaw, but cooked cabbage has never really been on my menu, until now!

Maybe it’s just my taste buds. Maybe they’ve changed over the years, but this recipe is so good!

Sautéed Cabbage Recipe

I can cook up a huge head of cabbage for me and my husband and not have leftovers, it’s just that good.

It’s a little hard to fit a whole head of cabbage in one pan until it cooks down.

This is such a simple recipe with only 4 ingredients.

Cabbage and garlic sautéed in butter, with just a sprinkle of salt and pepper for taste.

Preparing cabbage to saute it in butter with salt and pepper

Sauteéd Cabbage Recipe

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

You might be surprised how amazing just these few ingredients are together!


  • 1/2 head cabbage (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 stick butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Add in the cabbage and garlic. It is okay if the cabbage barely fits, it will shrink down as it cooks, so no worries.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Turn down heat to simmer for about 10-15 minutes covered, stirring occasionally or until the cabbage is soft.
  5. Serve and enjoy! 🙂

    cooked cabbage

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Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 325Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 81mgSodium 358mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 3g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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It’s so simple, right? I just love this recipe it’s my favorite way to eat cabbage, and it also helps that you can make it dirt cheap!

I love yummy, frugal meals! My beef stroganoff, Salisbury steak, hamburger macaroni, and spaghetti soup are easy frugal dinner recipes. Perfect for weekday dinners!

I also have several cheap sides and appetizers, like hummus, macaroni salad, artichoke dip, and kale salad.

What’s your favorite way to each cooked cabbage? Do you have a favorite cabbage recipe? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!

cooked cabbage

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4 thoughts on “The Best Sautéed Cabbage Recipe”

  1. I have an even simpler cabbage recipe, with NO cleanup required! It’s totally yummy! I got this recipe from a young cousin of mine.

    “Grilled” Cabbage

    1 large head of cabbage, cored & quartered

    Fat of your choice: Butter, margarine, olive oil, bacon grease, etc. 

    Seasonings of your choice: Salt, black pepper, minced onion, minced garlic, chopped fresh parsley and/or other fresh or dried herbs

    Heavy duty aluminum foil

    Make 4 – 12″x12″ squares of the foil, lay one cabbage quarter on each square of foil. Liberally slather the cabbage with the fat of your choice. Season with the herbs & spices of your choice. Fold the foil square into a neat packet, being sure that it is sealed tightly. Place the packets directly on the grid of your BBQ grill, along with any meat that you are grilling. The cabbage is done when the foil packets are slightly soft to the touch. Alternately, you could cook them in a 350F degree oven, just be sure that the packets are placed directly on the oven rack.

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