Steamed Cabbage
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Steamed Cabbage

It's surprising really, but simple buttered steamed cabbage is a delicacy. Steaming transforms the bitter vegetable into a delectable dish, and it's so inexpensive too!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 107kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 1 medium cabbage (2 lb. trimmed)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Trim the cabbage, then shred. Place in a colander and rinse.
  • Transfer the rinsed cabbage to a large, deep skillet, without drying it off - the water adhering to the cabbage will allow it to steam.
  • Turn the heat on medium-high and cover. When the cabbage starts to steam, lower heat to medium.
  • Steam, covered, 5-7 minutes, or until just tender. Uncover and cook 2 more minutes to allow any remaining water to evaporate.
  • Add the butter, garlic, salt and black pepper, and red pepper flakes, stirring to combine. Cook 2-3 more minutes, stirring, until butter has melted. Serve warm.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 215mg | Fiber: 3g