Sauteed Cabbage plus 8 More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard and a smidgen of horseradish makes for an out of the ordinary vegetable side dish.

Sauteed Cabbage | A delightful cabbage recipe flavored with mustard and touch of horseradish!

Sauteed Cabbage

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 a corned beef sandwich for my lunch. I had to coerce Bill to take a bite of this 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.

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. Don’t forget to try the sauteed cabbage—it’s a winner!

St Patrick's Day Recipes | Holiday recipes even the pickiest family will love!!


Sauteed Cabbage with Mustard

Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Adapted from Epicurious


  • 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 ½ 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 ½ cup water and whisk until combined well. Simmer 2 minutes, then stir into cabbage. Season with salt and pepper.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 160kcal Calories from fat 82
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 534mg 22%
Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    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. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    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. Claudia Lamascolo says:

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

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