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Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard + St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard and a smidgen of horseradish makes for an out of the ordinary vegetable side dish. This sauteed cabbage recipe is the perfect healthy side dish for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s versatile enough to serve all year long.

a plate of Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard and a serving spoon on the side of the dish

Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard

I have a hubby whose 100% Irish mom made corned beef and cabbage every St. Patrick’s Day. I love corned beef. He does not. So for this St. Patty’s Day, I will just add cabbage to the menu. And maybe make corned beef sliders for my lunch.

I had to coerce Bill to take a bite of this healthy cabbage side dish. You know what? He actually liked it! Don’t let the flavorings scare you off—the mustard is subtle and the horseradish adds a depth of flavor without being overt.

overhead image of a bowl full of chopped cabbage sauteed with mustard

St Patrick’s Day Recipes

If your family isn’t begging for corned beef either, I have a few recipes that will put some luck of the Irish into your St. Patrick’s Day menu.

Anything green is game–so mint and grasshopper desserts are fair game. Irish stew is a nice alternative to corned beef, an anything from cake to entrees can be spiked with Guinness to make it festive. While you’re at it, don’t forget to try the sauteed cabbage recipe, it’s a winner!

Frequently Asked Questions About Cooking Cabbage

How Do You Select a Head of Cabbage?

Look for a head of cabbage with plenty of tight leaves. They should not be wilted nor pulling away from the stem end.

How Do You Shred Cabbage?

You can always purchase bags of shredded cabbage, but cabbage is also easy to shred at home. First, carefully cut your cabbage into quarters. From there, you can use a large knife to slice the leaves into thin slices, avoiding the core. Or use a mandolin with a handguard or even the shredding disk on a food processor.

How Long Do You Cook Cabbage?

If you saute cabbage, it should take about 5-10 minutes, depending on the amount and size of your pan. Cook, stirring often until the cabbage is just tender. Overcooking can make the cabbage limp and release sulfur compounds which produce an unpleasant smell.

More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes:

Add to Your Shopping List:

  • Unsalted Butter (salted can be use, just taste before adding more salt)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 to 2 1/2 lb green cabbage
  • Coarse-grain mustard
  • Bottled horseradish
  • Table salt and all purpose flour
Collage of 8 St Patrick's Day Recipes
a plate of Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard

Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard

A simple flavorful cabbage side dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Yield 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 2 to 2 1/2 lb green cabbage, quartered, cored, and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick strips (12 cups)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coarse-grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon bottled horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour


  1. Heat butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then sauté onion, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in cabbage, salt, and 1/2 cup water and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is just tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish.
  2. Whisk together mustard, horseradish, and flour in skillet, then add remaining 1/2 cup water and whisk until combined well. Simmer 2 minutes, then stir into cabbage. Season with salt and pepper.


Adapted from Epicurious.


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25 comments on “Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard + St. Patrick’s Day Recipes”

  1. I know I’d love this cabbage (maybe even with a little more of the spicy stuff:@) and of course that Grasshopper Pie would be a fav too!

  2. Sauteed Cabbage sounds delicious even before the mustard is added. A great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

  3. What a great recipe Liz…I always buy cabbage, because last a while…but never know what to do with it…so thank you so much for the recipe…it sure looks and sounds delicious!
    Hope you are enjoying your week 🙂

  4. a great round up of recipes here! which to make first

  5. sounds and looks fabulous

  6. I love how fresh this dish looks! I’ve never had sauteed cabbage with mustard, but I can’t wait to try!

  7. Great minds think alike for a St-Oats post lol. Great looking salad and particularly love the horseradish touch!

  8. I LOVE cabbage! This version is totally perfect.

  9. I love cabbage. I like the ingredients in this recipe for sauteed cabbage, sounds interesting and delicious.

  10. Great roundup! I was wondering how to make Bailey’s Irish Cream since i ran out at home – thanks for the link!

  11. I think your cabbage would make a wonderful side dish, and I’m pretty sure my husband would agree. An excellent choice for St. Patrick’s Day, or any day!

  12. I love how simple (but flavorful!!) this dish is.

  13. I’m loving the mustard and horseradish in here – cabbage is always a hit my house, so I’ve got to give this a try!

  14. Fantastic recipe ideas Liz! This sauteed cabbage is perfect for the Irish festivities – but I think I need to make the Irish Cream Pots de Creme first 😉

  15. Hi Liz, so surprised your Bill does not like corned beef and cabbage especially since he grew up with it, but maybe that is why, your cabbage looks delicious, love the spices you added, my mom also added mustard seed to hers. Have a great week-end!

  16. The hubby would love corned beef with this but would pass on the desserts. It’s been ages since I’ve cooked cabbage and now I have a taste for it.

  17. I love the use of horseradish here…the cabbage must be extremely delicious.

  18. I love the smidgen of horseradish in this dish and thanks for links to all the other festive recipes, Liz.

  19. Horseradish is a big fave of the husband here so thank you, Liz, for a very delectable St Patrick’s day celebration cabbage =)

  20. I love cabbage and am always looking for new dishes to make with it. This looks so cozy and delicious!

  21. We loved the idea, but can’t find the recipe instructions 🙁 Is there something wrong with our browser? We see the list with the other 8 recipes (links) but not the instructions and ingredient for this one (sauteed cabbage) :/
    Can you please check it?
    Thanx in advance dear!

  22. Looks delicious and a very easy recipe Liz. Cabbage is my husbands favorite. I need to try this 🙂

  23. What a great dish! so many wonderful foods to pick from for ST Pattys Day!

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