Creamy Cabbage – A Creamed Cabbage with Heavy Cream

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Looking for a new favorite side dish? Try creamy cabbage with only 5 ingredients.  Shredded cabbage is sautéed in butter, and then a creamy sauce is made with heavy cream, salt and pepper. Creamed Cabbage with Heavy Cream is easy, and it’s delicious.

Creamy Cabbage Recipe

Easy side dishes are my cup of tea.  The fewer ingredients involved, the more excited I get.

By the time I’ve used enough brainpower to come up with the main entrée, I need something simple to have on the side.

Creamed Cabbage with heavy cream fits these standards.

With only five simple ingredients, you can throw together creamed cabbage in a pinch.

Creamy Cabbage Ingredients

Cabbage, shredded

Butter

Heavy Cream

Salt

Black Pepper

A Creamed Cabbage with Heavy Cream

I love this creamed cabbage recipe. Let me tell you why.  First off, it is yummy in my tummy – I can eat it all by itself (as my meal), or it also makes the perfect side dish to any piece of meat.

Also, it’s a low carb creamed cabbage, which means it fits as a keto creamed cabbage.  Heavy cream is a low carb friendly ingredient making this a great addition to a low carb diet.

Another reason I love it is because it only has 5 ingredients, with salt and pepper being two of the five. And last but certainly not least, it is all made in one skillet in about 15 minutes total cooking time.

How to Make Low Carb Creamed Cabbage:

  1. Add butter to a large skillet; melt and let brown slightly.
  2. To the skillet, add shredded cabbage; stir and cover. Simmer over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove lid; stir and turn down to medium heat and let cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and heavy cream; cover and simmer for 4 more minutes (turn up heat if necessary).
  5. Serve hot as the perfect side dish.

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for Keto Creamed Cabbage, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Looking for a new favorite side dish? Try Creamy Cabbage with only 5 Ingredients.  Shredded cabbage is sauteed in butter, and then a creamy sauce is made with heavy cream, salt and pepper.  It's easy, and it's delicious.  

Old Fashioned Cabbage Recipes

Mom got me a new cookbook a couple months back called the Betty Furness Westinghouse Cook Book, and I found this Tennessee Cabbage recipe in it.

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that I love but don’t tend to give enough love to. Yet, during the summer, I always find myself with one or two heads of cabbage from the garden hanging out in the fridge ready to be used up.

Some of my favorite ways to prepare it are Simple Coleslaw, German-Style Red CabbageSmoked Sausage and Cabbage Skillet, Cheesy Cabbage Casserole and Sweet and Sour Cabbage.

Notes About Creamy Cabbage:

  • Try using a food processor with a grater attachment to shred you cabbage. It’s fast and easy.
  • Use a large skillet; it will seem overly full but the cabbage wilts down as it cooks.
  • Substitute evaporated milk or half and half for heavy whipping cream if desired.
  • Creamed cabbage with heavy cream means this is a keto creamy cabbage recipe.
  • Creamy cabbage calls for 5 cups shredded cabbage.  One head of cabbage should be close enough to 5 cups.
  • I use a regular green cabbage for this low carb creamy cabbage recipe.
  • It is really important to not overcook the cabbage in this creamed cabbage recipe.
  • Looking for some more low carb side dishes?  Try our Sesame Broccoli.
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Creamy Cabbage - A Creamed Cabbage with Heavy Cream

Try Creamy Cabbage with only 5 Ingredients.  Shredded cabbage is sautéed in butter, and then a creamy sauce is made with heavy cream, salt and pepper. Creamed Cabbage with Heavy Cream is easy, and it's delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamed cabbage, creamed cabbage with heavy cream, Creamy cabbage, keto creamed cabbage, low carb creamed cabbage
Servings: 6
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage (one head)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat until it begins to lightly brown.
    Try Creamy Cabbage with only 5 Ingredients.  Shredded cabbage is sautéed in butter, and then a creamy sauce is made with heavy cream, salt and pepper. Creamed Cabbage with Heavy Cream is easy, and it's delicious.
  • Add shredded cabbage, stir, and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes.
    Try Creamy Cabbage with only 5 Ingredients.  Shredded cabbage is sautéed in butter, and then a creamy sauce is made with heavy cream, salt and pepper. Creamed Cabbage with Heavy Cream is easy, and it's delicious.
  • Remove lid and stir. Reduce heat to medium and cook for another 5 minutes.
    Try Creamy Cabbage with only 5 Ingredients.  Shredded cabbage is sautéed in butter, and then a creamy sauce is made with heavy cream, salt and pepper. Creamed Cabbage with Heavy Cream is easy, and it's delicious.
  • Add salt, pepper and cream, cover and simmer for 4 more minutes.
    Try Creamy Cabbage with only 5 Ingredients.  Shredded cabbage is sautéed in butter, and then a creamy sauce is made with heavy cream, salt and pepper. Creamed Cabbage with Heavy Cream is easy, and it's delicious.

Notes

  • Try using a food processor with a grater attachment to shred you cabbage. It's fast and easy.
  • Use a large skillet; it will seem overly full but the cabbage wilts down as it cooks.
  • Substitute evaporated milk or half and half for heavy whipping cream if desired.
  • Creamed cabbage with heavy cream means this is a keto creamy cabbage recipe.
  • Creamy cabbage calls for 5 cups shredded cabbage.  One head of cabbage should be close enough to 5 cups.
  • I use a regular green cabbage for this low carb creamy cabbage recipe.
  • It is really important to not overcook the cabbage in this creamed cabbage recipe. 
  • Looking for some more low carb side dishes?  Try our Sesame Broccoli

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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5 Comments

  1. this recipe was very good and easy. I added celery seed and sesame seeds. Next time(and there will be a next time) I will try some onion as well. I needed something to do with some left over cabbage after I made some haluski. evaporated milk worked well, also.

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