Stewed Cabbage Recipe -
Stewed Cabbage Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Stewed Cabbage

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"This is a family favorite that my mother-in-law fixed for me while I was visiting her home last year. Serve over white rice, if desired."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic and saute for 3 to 5 minutes, or until translucent. Stir in cabbage, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Pour in tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover pan and cook over medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2004

Everyone enjoyed this recipe as a great side dish! I modified it to make it a bit healthier by cooking the onions, celery, and garlic in 1/4 cup vegetable broth, instead of the butter, and it came out great. Thanks for a quick and easy addition to any meal!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 18, 2011

This was good to me, but my husband wasn't lovin it. If you like cabbage, I think you'll like this though. I found that it didn't taste near as good the next day. For the summer time, however, this is a good healthy dish to go to.

Feb 04, 2004

My mother use to make this all the time. We make in a electric skillet & use 4 to 5 slices of bacon & use the grease from bacon drippings to the cabbage. Gives a much better flavor than regular butter. When finished cruble bacon pieces on top.. Yum yum good.........

Jan 14, 2004

I made this tonight and it was delicious! I didn't have any stewed tomatos on hand, but did have two can of "Hunt's diced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, basil and olive oil" which I threw in. Wow! The flavor was fantastic! Even my picky husband liked it. This was a new dish for us and it will be a keeper!

Jan 15, 2007

A great recipe. However, as a person of Polish descent married to a Polish man we prefer to omit tomatoes and to throw in caraway seeds. My grandmother prepared her's that way and it brings out a new taste.

Jan 27, 2009

This dish has become a favorite at our house. Everyone raves about it -- even people who swore they hated cabbage. Usually I sautee sliced sweet Italian sausage and add a bit of anise seed. Which makes a darned good dish. This evening, I was feeling a little adventuresome and wanted something more spicy. And seasoned the pot with basil, rosemary and thyme. Then, I added a can of Wye River crab soup at the end and heated through. Oh my gosh -- my husband thought he'd died and gone to heaven!

May 31, 2006

Yummmm! Sounds weird but boy was it GOOD. Even hubby who made a bad face at it, ate the whole bowl full. Followed the recipe but did add about a TBSP of bacon grease (it's a Southern thing! :) Chopped the cabbage up and only had to cook it about 25 minutes or so. I used a sweet Vadalia onion, which I thought was a bit "too" sweet, next time would use regular yellow onion or half regular, half Vadalia. Will make this again. Thank you!

Sep 17, 2006

It was pretty nice and easy. Though, I doubled the stalks of cellery and the cloves of garlic; I also used some thyme. The result was good, and I am glad to have some leftover to eat it tomorrow. I also recommend to let it stand more than half an hour after cooking; the cooler it gets, the better it becomes.


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  • Calories
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 331 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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