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Easy Fried Cabbage Side Dish

Fried cabbage is a simple and easy side dish. It’s cheap too! You only need four ingredients to make this recipe.

fried cabbage in a black skillet with wooden spoon. Kitchen towel behind the pan.

Fried Cabbage

This cabbage can is a great vegetable to serve with any meal.

It tastes great in the morning with eggs, or at dinner with chicken legs or keto meatloaf

This recipe cooks an entire green cabbage – it makes a lot. We used ours as a side dish for meals throughout the week. I love adding it to meals as a healthy addition. Fried cabbage would taste great with chicken, fish, pork or beef.

1 small head of cabbage sliced in half on a butcher block.

Fried Cabbage Ingredients

You only need four ingredients to make this recipe:

  • Green Cabbage – I used a small head of green cabbage.
  • Cooking Oil – I used avocado oil. Any cooking oil with a high smoke point will work (like coconut oil, etc.)
  • Salt and Pepper – This recipe is only seasoned with salt and pepper.
close up of fried cabbage in a skillet.

How To Make Fried Cabbage

This recipe is cooked in a frying pan. Here’s an overview:

  • Prep – Peel off the outer layer of the cabbage. Chop off the stem and slice in half. Cut the cabbage into thin bite-sized pieces.
  • Cook – In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add a bit of cooking oil and the cabbage. Depending on the size of green cabbage, you might have to cook in batches.
  • Serve – Cook until the cabbage begins to soften and turn translucent, about 5-8 minutes. Stir occassionally during the process. Add to plates and serve.
  • Storage – Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Serve Fried Cabbage With:

This recipe would taste great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are a few ideas to serve it with:

Looking down at a black skillet with fried cabbage and wooden spatula. Kitchen towel beside the pan. Pan is on a wood butcher block.

More Side Dish Recipes

  • Garlic Green Beans with Bacon – Bacon is cooked in a skillet, then green beans and garlic are sautéed in a small amount of the bacon grease. 
  • Roasted Root Vegetables – Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, rutabaga, turnips and brussels sprouts are baked in the oven, then topped with fresh pomegranate seeds. 
  • Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – A delicious and easy plant-based side dish that you can pair with any meal. 
  • Buffalo Cauliflower Bites – These have the perfect kick to them. They’re healthy, spicy, and will remind you of your favorite pub wings.
  • Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts – So yum! They’re healthy, crunchy, and kids usually love them.

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Fried Cabbage

Fried cabbage is a simple and easy side dish. It’s cheap too! You only need four ingredients to make this recipe.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 44kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of green cabbage
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil - coconut oil or other cooking oil
  • sea salt and ground pepper - to taste

Instructions

  • Peel off the outer layer of the cabbage. Chop off the stem and slice in half.
  • Slice the cabbage into thin bite-sized pieces.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add a bit of cooking oil and the cabbage. Season with salt and pepper.
    Note: Depending on the size of green cabbage, you might have to cook in batches.
  • Cook until the cabbage begins to soften and turn translucent, about 5-8 minutes. Stir occassionally during the process.
    Add to plates and serve. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition
Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Info Note: The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes and the size and number of what you make. The nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands you choose and the ingredients you use.

If you’re looking for more specific details (for example, to track your macros) then I recommend adding specific brand ingredients and this recipe to a food tracker app on your phone.

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