Boiled Cabbage is just the thing when you’re looking for a simple yummy side dish! Simply boil the cabbage until tender and drizzle with butter, salt & pepper.
Cabbage is packed with vitamins, nutrients, and tons of fiber and this recipe makes for a great side for any chicken, beef, or pork dish!
How to Cut Cabbage
Remove any discolored or torn leaves on the outside. Keep the root intact to keep the leaves together.
Cut cabbage into wedges of four or eight (depending on the size of the head of cabbage).
How to Boil Cabbage
- Bring water (or broth) to a boil in a large pot. If using plain water, add a pinch of salt.
- Submerge the cabbage and cook until it is tender.
- Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cabbage wedges can be simply made with water, or boiled with chicken broth for extra flavor.
How Long to Boil Cabbage
Whether the cabbage is in wedges or in strips, boil until it is fork-tender, about 8 to 12 minutes.
Cabbage can be steamed too, but it takes longer. Drain well before seasoning.
More Cabbage Favorites
Boiled cabbage goes great with so many different flavors! Here is some inspiration to get started!
- Quick Cabbage Soup
- Fried Cabbage
- Roasted Cabbage Steaks
- Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Classic Coleslaw
- Easy Cabbage Rolls
- Cabbage Roll Soup
- 1 head cabbage small
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- salt & pepper to taste
- bacon fat optional (or 2 slices bacon)
- Remove any discolored leaves from the cabbage. Cut the head of cabbage in half and cut each half into 1 1/2" wedges leaving the root intact to hold the wedges together.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. If using bacon fat, or bacon, add to the boiling water for flavor.
- Add cabbage wedges and boil 8-12 minutes or just until tender.
- Drain well, drizzle with butter and season with salt & pepper to taste.
Top with crispy bacon bits if desired.
Cabbage can be chopped into 1" strips instead of wedges if desired.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)