Spicy Braised Cabbage

Spicy Braised Cabbage
Photo: Nico Schinco
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
2 to 4 Serves

In this easy recipe, green cabbage is anything but boring thanks to the wedges being braised in a zesty, chile-spiced tomato sauce that melts into a rib-sticking side dish or meatless main.


  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ head cabbage, cut into 4 wedges

  • Kosher salt and pepper

  • 1 large shallot, sliced

  • 2 Calabrian chiles, halved

  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

  • Sour cream, for serving

  • Fresh dill and lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high. Add cabbage wedges to skillet and cook, flipping once, until charred, 8 to 10 minutes; transfer to a plate.

  2. Swirl 1 tablespoon oil, shallot, and chiles in skillet. Cook, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Season to taste and nestle cabbage back into skillet. Bake in oven, flipping once, until very tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve with sour cream, fresh dill, and lemon wedges.

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