Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard + St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard and a smidgen of horseradish make for an out-of-the-ordinary vegetable side dish.
This Cabbage Recipe is the perfect healthy side dish for St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s versatile enough to serve all year long.
Why You Must Make
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.
- It’s an easy, flavorful recipe!
- It’s not your typical side dish.
- If you’re used to only eating raw cabbage in coleslaw, this is an easy, tasty alternative way to enjoy cabbage.
- Unsalted Butter – salted butter can be used, just taste before adding more salt
- 1 large onion – thinly sliced
- Green cabbage – slice your own or buy pre-shredded in a bag
- Coarse-grain mustard – visually accentuates the mustard addition
- Bottled horseradish – provides a touch of heat
- Table salt
- All-purpose flour
How to Make
- Saute onion in butter until lightly browned.
- Add cabbage, salt, and half the water and cook until wilted.
- Transfer the cabbage mixture to a serving dish and make the sauce.
- Mix the cabbage and the sauce and serve.
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. And if you are a fan of cabbage, don’t miss this Brenda Gantt Cabbage Casserole.
Anything green is game–so mint and grasshopper desserts are fair game. Irish stew is a nice alternative to corned beef, and 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
Look for a head of cabbage with plenty of tight leaves. They should not be wilted nor pulled away from the stem end.
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.
If you saute cabbage, it should take about 5-10 minutes, depending on the amount of cabbage and the 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.
You May Also Like:
- St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats from Barbara Bakes
- Green Velvet Cake and Cupcakes from Love from the Oven
- Sunflower Whole Wheat Soda Bread—like the bread served in Irish pubs
- Irish Cream Pots de Creme—spiked with Irish creme make this festive
- Irish Brown Bread
- Irish Chocolate Mousse Cake
- Grasshopper Pie
- Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream
- More Holiday Recipes
Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard
A simple flavorful cabbage side dish.
- 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
- 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.
- Whisk together mustard, horseradish, and flour in skillet, then add the remaining 1/2 cup water and whisk until combined well.
- Simmer for 2 minutes, then stir into the cabbage. Season with salt and pepper.
Adapted from Epicurious.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 494mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 11gSugar: 17gProtein: 8g
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25 Comments on “Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard + St. Patrick’s Day Recipes”
I love cabbage and am always looking for new dishes to make with it. This looks so cozy and delicious!
Horseradish is a big fave of the husband here so thank you, Liz, for a very delectable St Patrick’s day celebration cabbage =)
I love the smidgen of horseradish in this dish and thanks for links to all the other festive recipes, Liz.
I love the use of horseradish here…the cabbage must be extremely delicious.
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.
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!
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 😉
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!
I love how simple (but flavorful!!) this dish is.
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!
Great roundup! I was wondering how to make Bailey’s Irish Cream since i ran out at home – thanks for the link!
I love cabbage. I like the ingredients in this recipe for sauteed cabbage, sounds interesting and delicious.
I LOVE cabbage! This version is totally perfect.
Great minds think alike for a St-Oats post lol. Great looking salad and particularly love the horseradish touch!
I love how fresh this dish looks! I’ve never had sauteed cabbage with mustard, but I can’t wait to try!
sounds and looks fabulous
a great round up of recipes here! which to make first
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 🙂
Sauteed Cabbage sounds delicious even before the mustard is added. A great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
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!