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sauteed cabbage in a bowl with fresh lemon sliced and black pepper on the side

Simple Sauteed Cabbage

This sauteed cabbage is perfectly tender and crisp! Lightly seasoned with a handful of ingredients you already have on-hand. Toss together this simple side dish in just 10 minutes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine vegetarian
Keyword fewer than 5 ingredients, super easy, vegetable side dish
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 80kcal


  • Large skillet


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil see Notes
  • 1 head green cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice optional


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add in the cabbage, salt, and pepper and sauté until cabbage is tender, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove cabbage from heat and stir in the lemon juice, then serve immediately.


  • Olive Oil: For a buttery sauteed cabbage, use one tablespoon of butter plus one tablespoon of olive oil in this recipe.
Recipe yields approximately 6 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 6. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 5g