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Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes

Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes is a down home southern favorite. It’s a simple side dish full of flavor and goes great with chicken or pork. Or serve it with cornbread as a main dish.

Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes

 

Chopped green cabbage and diced Yukon Gold potatoes are simmered with onion, butter, and chicken broth until the potatoes are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated. The remaining liquid is one of the best tasting things ever. I love to serve this southern side with cornbread.

The flavors in this dish are simple, but so good. The chicken broth wonderfully seasons the cabbage and potatoes and the butter gives the sauce a richness and a silky texture.

Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes

 

This inexpensive dish can be eaten as a side or with cornbread for a main dish.

Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes is a basic recipe but you can add in more ingredients for more flavor. Try adding some bacon or a ham hock for some meaty flavor. Sliced kielbasa is also a good choice.

The only downside to this recipe is cabbage doesn’t smell all that great when cooking. You might want to open a few windows. But don’t worry. It tastes magnificently.

Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes

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Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes

Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes

Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes is a down home southern favorite. It's a simple side dish full of flavor and goes great with chicken or pork. Or serve it with cornbread as a main dish.
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 medium yellow or sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium head green cabbage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • In a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 4 minutes, or until soft.
  • Add cabbage, potatoes, broth, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove lid and increase heat to medium-high. Cook until most of liquid has evaporated (about 12 to 14 minutes), stirring occasionally.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cabbage, potatoes

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Recipe adapted from Cook’s Country

 

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49 thoughts on “Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes”

  1. It was very tasty, almost like pirogies . I had added a few bacon bits. So we added some sour cream. This made it a 10😋

  2. Soo good! I didn’t do the red pepper flakes I just used a tsp of white pepper and added some hunks of smoked turkey when I did the onion part. I did every thing else as instructed and it’s delicious and with the turkey it made it a meal! Will definitely make again!

  3. Stephanie Van Orden

    I made this just because I had cabbage and potatoes on hand, I didn’t really have much hope for this because the ingredients are so simple but
    I was blown away! It tastes great! I’ll be putting this in the rotation for sure. Try it, you won’t be sorry! I even cut the butter but half and still fantastic!

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