Witte Kool in Roomsaus (Shredded Cabbage in Cream Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A quick and easy Belgium recipe from European Cuisines. Simple is good!


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F(200C).
  2. Generously butter a 2-quart casserole or large baking dish.
  3. Pull off the outer leaves of the cabbage. Halve it and cut out the core. With a sharp knife or the shredding disc of a food processor, shred the cabbage thinly.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When it comes to a rolling boil, put in the shredded cabbage. Stir a few times until the water returns to a boil. Allow to boil for three minutes. Remove immediately and drain well.
  5. Turn into the buttered casserole dish. Pour the cream over. Grate over the nutmeg: grind over the pepper: add a pinch of red pepper flakes and bacon bits, if using. Dot with the butter.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or a little longer (if the cabbage has not absorbed most of the cream by then).
  7. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
  8. Serves 6, or 3 or 4 cabbage fans.
Most Helpful

We love cabbage so we're really happy to find another fast, easy, delicious way to prepare it! I would blanch the cabbage even less next time (maybe not at all?) because i thought it was too soft in the end - i like it still a bit firm/crunchy. And I'd add a bit more salt to the dish before baking. A wonderful recipe - thank you! Made for Aussie swap 7/11.

Elmotoo July 08, 2011