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Sautéed cabbage in a bowl

Sauteed Cabbage

Sauteed Cabbage is a quick and easy side dish made with tender, caramelized cabbage flavored with garlic, herbs, and fresh lemon. Budget-friendly and ready in just 20 minutes. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Sauteed Cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 98kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 small head green cabbage about 2 - 2 1/2 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • Cut the cabbage in half through its core. Slice each half as thinly as possible into fine ribbons, slice around the core, and discard it.
  • Heat a large saute pan or cast iron pan, a Dutch oven will work too, over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and butter, stir to melt. Once the butter is melted, add the cabbage, minced garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Saute for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and it begins to brown.
  • Remove from the heat when done cooking and stir in the apple cider vinegar. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper if needed.
  • Squeeze the lemon wedge on top of the cabbage, taste, and if it needed more acidity add more lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped oregano and parsley and serve.



Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 898mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 2mg