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Sautéed Cabbage

This is a fabulous way to enjoy cabbage. Crispy and slightly caramelized with onions and garlic.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Good Dinner Mom


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 medium head green cabbage sliced into 3/4" thick slices
  • 2 Tablespoons butter cut into 2 pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes optional


  • Heat a 12" skillet with olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until onion is softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and stir, cooking an additional 30 seconds.
  • Turn heat up to medium-high heat and add about 1/3 of the cabbage. Stir to mix onions and garlic with the cabbage. Now leave it alone and let the cabbage start to brown, but be careful not to let it burn. Using a spatula, turn the cabbage over and let other side brown slightly. Season lightly with a dash of salt.
  • Add another 1/3 of the cabbage and 1 tablespoon butter. Flip cabbage again after a couple minutes.
  • Finish with remaining cabbage and last tablespoon of butter. Once cabbage is browned to your liking, add more salt to taste and pepper, if desired. Remove from heat, season with red pepper flakes, if desired. Serve.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 85.6mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1.1mg