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Steamed cabbage

Easy Steamed Cabbage

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This steamed cabbage recipe is surprisingly delicious! This simple side dish is easy to make and versatile for serving with many meals.


  • 1 medium head green cabbage (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter (or olive oil)
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Remove any tough or brown leaves from the cabbage, then shred the cabbage. 
  2. Place 1 inch of water in a large pot with a steamer basket. Add the cabbage and bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, cover and steam for 7 to 10 minutes until tender. Remove from the heat. Place the cabbage in a large bowl and allow it to cool for 2 minutes to allow the steam to dissipate. 
  3. Mix the cabbage with the butter, kosher salt and plenty of fresh ground pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. 
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Steamed
  • Cuisine: Vegetable
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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