Simple Sauteed Cabbage

Simple Sauteed Cabbage

Cabbages are an efficient vegetable, packing a LOT of leaves into a tight, dense ball. A single┬ácabbage weighing 2 pounds is about 8 cups shredded cabbage. In our last Food Box, we sourced cabbages from the Iowa Prison Industries Farm in Montrose, IA. Some of those cabbages were huge – weighing up to 7 pounds! That’s about 20 cups of shredded cabbage!!!

If you have a giant cabbage waiting for you in your fridge, here’s a quick, easy and simple way to use it up (or at least some of it):

Simple Sauteed Cabbage


  • 1 head cabbage about 2 pounds whole
  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste


  1. Cut cabbage in half and place cut side down on cutting board. Slice as thinly as possible around the core. Discard the core.

  2. In large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter or add oil. Add cabbage, salt and pepper.

  3. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender and browning. Season to taste and serve hot.

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