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Sauteed Cabbage Recipe

This easy sautéed cabbage recipe is the perfect quick and delicious side dish for any meal. Using only a few ingredients and taking 10 minutes of your time, you can't go wrong with this super flavorful and affordable recipe!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 head cabbage shredded, red or green
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage, garlic, cayenne pepper (if using), salt and pepper.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until cabbage has softened and garlic is fragrant. Serve warm!


  • Replace all or a portion of the green cabbage with red cabbage.
  • Throw in a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to add a tangy flavor.
  • Replace all or a portion of the butter with olive oil if desired.
  • Cooking cabbage is super easy and will produce one of the easiest, most delicious side dishes you'll ever make.
  • Use 1 head green cabbage (or red) to double the batch.
  • Spice up the recipe by adding red pepper flakes, a dash or two of hot sauce or additional cayenne pepper.
  • Add herbs of your choice to season this side dish just the way you want it. Add thyme, parsley, cumin, chives, oregano or whatever your heart desires!


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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