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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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Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make.

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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113 thoughts on “Smothered Cabbage and Potatoes”

  1. Both vegetables are my favorites, and this recipe is so easy. It’s delicious. Thank you!! Think I’ll add brussell sprouts next time.

  2. Fantastic! Easy and well explained recipe ending in a surprisingly flavorful dish. I made it exactly as written and will add fun protein ingredients next time. This is a keeper.

  3. Mabel Heron

    Very easy recipe came out delicious. I’ve never fixed it with potatoes before but it was very good.

  4. Very easy to make and quite yummy; everyone loved it! Only difference is that I substituted curry powder for the red pepper flakes.

  5. Glenda Preston

    Delicious! I’ll be making on a regular basis. (Used russets as they were what I had and also added garlic powder.)

  6. I used unsalted butter. Because we are on low sodium diet and diabetic. I also used red potatoes, and added garlic, onion powder and white pepper. No salts.

  7. Carolyn Johns

    I used this as a main dish since I am doing mainly plant-based meals. It was very good even though I cut the butter in half and dropped the pepper flakes. I also added two cloves of garlic when I sauteed the onions.

  8. Made this in my new Dutch oven for dinner last night. Some potatoes weren’t cooked all the way, but the cabbage was GREAT!! Oh, and I added smoked sausage, which I cooked first in half a stick of butter. Once they browned, I added the onions and followed the recipe from there. Pretty good.

    1. I have some italian sausage in the freezer! thanks for the tip. My husband always feels cheated if I don’t add meat…..Making tomorrow. I also have some chopped celery I will add.

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