Best Cabbage Recipe

Wanna make THE BEST cabbage recipe ever? If you think you don’t like cabbage, I bet if you tried this you would change your mind.

Wanna make THE BEST cabbage recipe ever? Check this out. If you think you don’t like cabbage, I bet if you tried this you would change your mind. It’s super easy to grow in fall or spring.

If you’re short on prep time, a super easy way to cook cabbage is to wash the head and slice it into one-inch slices. Lay them on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper and some dill or other herbs you like. Bake at 350 until edges are slightly browned and it is crisp-tender.

You could also do this on the grill. It would add an amazing flavor. I love finding ways to make cabbage recipes kid-friendly. 

Best Cabbage Recipe

My favorite way to prepare cabbage is a light sauté. It’s a delicious addition to soups, stir-frys and other dishes, but as a side dish, this one will make your mouth sing! The key to cabbage is not to cook it too much. This makes it have a terribly slimy and mushy texture.

Sauteed cabbage recipe

When cooking green vegetables of any kind, the key is to cook them until they are the brightest green. Once they go past that, they take on sort of a grey texture, and before they are pale green. Bright green is an indicator of cooked perfection. It’s when they taste best and have the best texture.

Cabbage is a very healthy green. Keep reading to find the best cabbage recipe ever!

sauted cabbage recipe, yummy

Trust me, bright green cabbage rocks! This is THE BEST cabbage recipe!

You can cook this with bacon or without, either way, it’s a winner! If you want to use bacon, cut your bacon into small pieces and brown it in a skillet, then remove the bacon and use the bacon fat instead of using the butter in the recipe. Then sprinkle the bacon on top at the end.

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Best Cabbage Recipes

Heavenly Cabbage
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Succulent, flavorful cabbage with a slightly crisp texture. YUM!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage recipe, sauted cabbage
Servings: 4
Author: Christina Kamp
  • 1 large head cabbage
  • 2 slices bacon chopped up into small pieces (optional)
  • 1 large onion cut in half and sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 T. butter
  1. Slice cabbage thinly.
  2. Heat butter in a skillet. (or cook bacon and remove and use the bacon fat)
  3. Cook onion in butter until soft.
  4. Add cabbage, salt, pepper and dill.
  5. Cook on medium heat until cabbage is bright green.
Recipe Notes

If you cook the cabbage too long, it’s soggy and mushy. I don’t prefer it that way.

 head of cabbage from the garden being sliced up for sauteed cabbage.onions for cabbage recipe, sauted cabbage


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Best Cabbage Recipe


  1. Mary Ann white aka Arias Gran-Boo says:

    I am so glad to get this recipe !! Thank you for posting this! I also wanted to thank you for your Olympic day for the kids! Aria was thrilled with her ribbon medal and was so so happy when we picked her up yesterday! I am definitely going to make cabbage this way . Sometimes I just need a reminder of what is really good to eat . Have a blessed and wonderful Saturday! ????

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