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boiled cabbage

Boiled Cabbage Recipe

Boiled Cabbage is buttery and almost melts in your mouth with a bright vegetable flavor. So easy and healthy, it makes for the perfect side dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Boiled Cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 126 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 4 lemon wedges


  1. Rinse the cabbage remove the visible bad leaves and cut it into 6 wedges.
  2. Add about 1/2 to 1 inch of lightly salted water to a large deep skillet or Dutch oven, and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the cabbage wedges and the 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Turn cabbage on the other side, work gently, and simmer for an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  5. Discard the water and return the pan to the stove over low heat, until the moisture has evaporated entirely.
  6. Add the melted butter and gently toss the cabbage to coat.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with lemon wedges and garnished with parsley.

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Nutrition Facts
Boiled Cabbage Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 291mg13%
Potassium 357mg10%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 478IU10%
Vitamin C 94mg114%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.