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.
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.
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.
Try these other delicious cabbage dishes:
- Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole
- Southern Cabbage
- Cabbage Soup with Smoked Sausage
- Cabbage and Noodles
Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes
- 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
- 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.
Recipe adapted from Cook’s Country
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