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how to cook cabbage on the stove

How To Cook Cabbage On The Stove

Shredded cabbage is sauteed and lightly fried in butter to make a simple, delicious vegetable side dish without bacon or any meat for vegetarian lunch or dinner!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fried cabbage, how to cook cabbage on the stove, stove top cabbage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 121kcal


  • 2 cups shredded cabbage from about ¼th of a medium sized cabbage
  • salt as needed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder optional, adjust to your preference


  • Melt butter in a large pan and add the shredded cabbage.
  • Also add salt and stir well, stir fry for about a minute.
  • Cover with lid and cook in low heat for about 7 to 8 minutes until cabbage is cooked. If you are using more amount of cabbage, this may take few more minutes.
  • Once the cabbage is cooked, open the lid, stir well and add garlic powder.
  • Saute the cabbage in medium to high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes (stir in between) until the water from the cabbage is all evaporated and the cabbage is fried in butter and lightly browned (or to your preference).
  • Make sure to stir in between so the cabbage is evenly browned!
  • Sprinkle the delicious buttered fried cabbage with black pepper powder if desired, serve hot!
  • Buttered, sauteed and fried cabbage can be enjoyed as it is & it makes a wonderful side dish with rice, noodles, pasta, eggs etc or any dinner, lunch or meal that you prepare!


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg