Cabbage is a healthy and versatile vegetable that’s perfect as either a side or a main dish. Though some cabbage recipes require many steps and long cooking time, don’t let that put you off. Many cabbage recipes are fast and simple enough to be go-to favorites for everyday meals.
Cabbage is a favorite with dieters because it delivers plenty of fiber and lots of nutrients in a low-fat, extremely low-cal package: an entire head of cabbage weighs in at just 200 calories, and adds Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K along with several essential minerals including iron and calcium.
A serving of cabbage can help you feel full for a long time, which makes it an excellent addition to any diet-conscious menu.
Here are two fast and super-simple cabbage recipes that can make an ordinary dinner into a nutritious and filling feast.
Simple Cabbage Wedges – A Super Side Dish
– 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil (or one tablespoonn of each)
– 1/2 head green cabbage, quartered through the core
– 1/2 cup cider vinegar
– 1-1/2 cups water
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– salt and pepper
Melt butter and/or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cabbage wedges and cook until lightly browned, turning to make sure wedges cook evenly; count on about 4 to 5 minutes per side. When wedges are evenly browned, add vinegar, sugar and water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the cabbage is tender – about 15 minutes, but test with fork for doneness. Serve hot, with salt and pepper to taste.
Here’s a cabbage dish that’s a perfect quick-to-make meatless meal.
Cheesy Cabbage And Bows
– 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
– 1 medium head cabbage, cored and sliced thin
– 1 (16 ounce) package bow-tie noodles
– 1 cup small curd cottage cheese
– 1 tablespoon white sugar
– salt and pepper to taste
Melt half the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add cabbage and onions. Cover and cook until tender and browned, stirring frequently.
At the same time, cook the bow-tie noodles according to package directions and drain. When both cabbage and noodles are cooked, stir them together along with the cottage cheese and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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