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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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41 thoughts on “Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes”

  1. Loved this recipe. Will make this again. You do have to cook it more than the times given. I gave it 20 min on each time given, but I added more potatoes. Awesome recipe. I will probably add kielbasa next time for flavor.

  2. I found that I had to cook it for much longer than 14 minutes for the liquid to evaporate & by then the cabbage & potatoes were over cooked otherwise it had a good flavour.

  3. Smothered cabbage and potatoes was delicious, easy, comfort food. I will definitely make this again. Maybe I’ll even try the olive oil suggestion, but I sure do love butter! Thank you!

  4. Super easy and delicious. I had red potatoes so I used those, and added a little more salt pepper and red pepper to give it a little more kick. This would be great with some crispy bacon on top, or on top of pork chops!!!

  5. This recipe is a keeper. Took no time to get it all cut and in the skillet. Cooked up very well. I had it with bone in country style ribs, was a delicious dinner. Will be telling friends and family. Thank you!!!!!!!

  6. I’ve made this dish several times. When I can get it, I use smoked alligator and pork sausage (awesome!) This time, it’s just smoked sausage, but that’s fine. Delicious recipe that has become a house favorite. Thanks for sharing it with the world.

  7. Loved it! Family not big on red pepper flakes so I threw in celery seed.
    Really enjoyed it. Will add to list of cabbage recipes for future meals.
    Thank you.

  8. Catherine Mamer

    This was such an easy, yummy recipe.
    Added chopped kielbasa and a teaspoon of caraway seeds to the mix.
    When I served it, I had sour cream on the side.

  9. This was a delicious dish and extremely easy and quick to make. I added sliced Kielbasa along with the other ingredients, and it made a wonderful meal as opposed to just a side dish!

  10. This was delicious! I had it with a NY strip steak & onions. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’ve shared it with my family & friends. And so easy to make!

    1. This sure beats the salted water method I was taught and will be my new go-to! I made it for my 92 year old gramma and she loved it, spices and all. We added the chicken garlic sausages from Trader Joe’s, cooked them whole and sliced up before serving… sooo good!!!

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