Sauteed Red Cabbage

sauteed red cabbage
Photo: Julia Hartbeck
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

If you love red cabbage then this is an easy recipe you'll make and enjoy all the time. The thinly sliced red cabbage is sauteed with red-wine vinegar and finished with light-brown sugar, creating a sweet-and-sour flavor that pairs well with all kinds of fall and winter entrées.


  • 1 small head red cabbage (about 1 ½ pounds)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar


  1. Halve, core, and thinly slice red cabbage.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage and red-wine vinegar; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, until cabbage is crisp-tender, about 15 minutes (add a splash of water if pan becomes dry).

  3. Add light-brown sugar; toss until dissolved, about 30 seconds. Season again with salt and pepper, as desired.

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