Simple Steamed Cabbage, Simply Good

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is another one of those simple recipes that takes minutes to make but are old fashioned good. The cabbage has beautiful color and it is still crisp. Brings out the flavor of the cabbage Use the other half of the cabbage for coldslaw etc.or invite more people over :-)


  1. Cut the 1/2 head of cabbage into 4 wedges, core removed.
  2. they should be about 1 1/2"-2" on the wide side.
  3. Place in a steamer, side by side, one cut side down.
  4. Steam for 6 minutes, flip carefully& steam for a further 6-8 minutes.
  5. Butter lightly, salt& pepper.
  6. Do not over cook.


Most Helpful

This is the perfect way to make cabbage in my opinion! I did sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, the second time that I made the cabbage this way. I used to always put the cabbage in with the potatoes and corned beef. While it was of good taste, it certainly was mushy. So you have that problem solved. Now to add the flavor of the cabbage to the pot of corn beef and potatoes, I simply put the cabbage cores into the pot with the meat. Flavor problem solved. If there are any left overs, I chop everything up the next morning and saute all in butter to make a lovely homemade hash, for breakfast.

Grannydragon March 12, 2008

Thank you for such a lovely recipe. I am generally not a cabbage fan, but not only did I love it, but so did my 14 year old son. Thanks so much<br/><br/>Holly Zendels

Holly A. January 14, 2015

This is a wonderful recipe, However I did make a couple of changes. In the steamer water pot, I used a can of chicken broth and added a can of water, I dropped a bay leaf in the liquid mix.
I wanted to steam cabbage and potatoe's and carrots yet use dill and honey to garnish the carrots. Was the best I have ever made. I did seperate the different veggies into seperate serving dishes tossed each with a bit of butter. I used a tablespoon of fresh dill and a tablespoon of honey on the carrots. Son ask, "is this all you made?" I should have doubled the amount of veggies I made.
I love all the comments they are very helpful. {Did not use salt, the broth had enough salt to season everthing.}

raisins mom January 01, 2013

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