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Creamy Cabbage

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamed cabbage, Creamy cabbage, keto creamed cabbage, low carb creamed cabbage
Servings: 6
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Barbara


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


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat until it begins to lightly brown.
  • Add shredded cabbage, stir, and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir. Reduce heat to medium and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper and cream, cover and simmer for 4 more minutes.


  • Try using a food processor with a grater attachment to shred you cabbage. It's fast and easy.
  • Evaporated milk can be substituted for heavy whipping cream.
  • This keto creamy cabbage recipe 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


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