Elegant Braised Kohlrabi

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a simple recipe that I like to make with our first crop from the garden. Fresh herbs make this a delight. Prep time will depend on the size of your kohlrabi. Expect to be present for the duration of the cooking of this dish. Enjoy!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim and peel kohlrabi.
  2. Cut kohlrabi either into 1/4 inch disks or strips.
  3. Place butter in skillet and melt.
  4. Over medium heat add the kohlrabi, adjust heat if necessary so that butter does not brown.
  5. Toss to coat kohlrabi with butter.
  6. Sprinkle in tarragon and add the stock.
  7. Cover and continue to cook approximately 10-15 minutes, until slightly tender.
  8. Uncover and turn the heat up a bit.
  9. Cook until the kohlrabi is slightly colored.
  10. Add freshly ground pepper and salt.
  11. Remove to serving dish.
  12. Sprinkle with fresh parsley to taste.


Most Helpful

Absolutely lovely recipe. PLEASE be sure to pare your kohlrabi carefully as the outside is very woody & nasty. I also used dried tarragon & a splash of cream at the end. Delightful. Except for the tough edges. :(

Elmotoo March 24, 2009

Very good. A friend gave us a large kohlrabi from her garden. I'd never had one before but after trying this recipe, I'll be having it again. I used dried tarragon and didn't use the cream as some other reviewers suggested - still tasted great. Thanks, Wasyetz, for sharing this recipe with us first-time kohlrabi eaters.

MA Blossom August 24, 2009

Very yummy! We joined a CSA this year and have been inundated with not only new vegetables but tons of everything (not that I'm complaining ;-) This week kohlrabi was in the box along with more overwintered parsnips. I added a couple of potatoes, onions, and garlic all sliced thin...it was wonderful! I took the tip from another reviewer and added a dash of 1/2 and 1/2 at the end. Also, I didn't have any tarragon but I did have several other fresh herbs in the garden so I took a handful of a variety of them and added them at the end! Delish!

Jill4man June 15, 2009

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