Easy Cabbage

One head of cabbage + butter= an easy, inexpensive, addictive side dish!

Cabbage is a low-calorie leafy vegetable that is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s also inexpensive and super easy to cook. There are literally no negatives here.

So, as I try to implement it more into my families diet, I want to share with you just how easy it can be to add to your family meals. Cutting out the core of the cabbage is the hardest part.

How to cut your cabbage:

  1. Position cabbage with the stem end flat against the cutting board. Make sure to cut through the center core with each cut you are about to make. 
  2. Cut the head in half from top to bottom.
  3. Lay halves flat and cut in half again to create quarters.
  4. Cut each wedge diagonally across just behind the solid core to remove.
  5. Cut what is left of the wedges into about 1″ pieces.

Now you’re ready to cook!

Easy Cabbage

One head of cabbage + butter= an easy, inexpensive, healthy, addictive side dish. If you have an average family of 4, don't cut the recipe in half! Use the leftovers for lunches or another quick dinner side.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cabbage, side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Author René Wilson


  • 1 Large head of cabbage (green, red or small head of each)
  • 6 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Cut cabbage into roughly 1-inch square pieces.
  • Add butter to a large pot over medium-high heat. When melted, add cabbage, salt, and pepper. Stir well to work butter through leaves. 
  • Cover and cook about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender. Serve warm.


  • I used green cabbage today, but you can use red cabbage or a mixture of both.
  • Love garlic in everything? (I do!!) Stir in 4 cloves of minced garlic with your raw cabbage. Mmmm!!!


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