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Skillet Cabbage

I use this dish often when the schedule gets tight and I need a "hurry up" vegetable to cook. It adds plenty of substance to a simple meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cubed and softened


  • Melt butter in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet; add cabbage and green pepper and toss to coat. Stir in water, salt and pepper. Cover; simmer until cabbage is tender, 8-10 minutes. Add cream cheese; stir until melted.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 100 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Appy_Girl
    Jul 28, 2020

    This recipe is so quick and easy. Love the addition of the cream cheese. I did add some sliced onion to the mix. I used olive oil instead of the butter. And I re seasoned several times. Serve over buttered noodles or mashed potatoes. Can’t beat that easy meal.

  • Nicole
    Mar 7, 2020

    Definitely add onion and bacon. I would also season very well. I haven't tried cream cheese, but I might try it.

  • Diane
    Mar 6, 2020

    This recipe is very easy but so Much simpler to add a couple Of tablespoons of sour team !! No waiting for the cheese to melt. In our family, we also add a few cooked noodles to the cabbage ! Delicious !

  • Lowcalmama
    Oct 17, 2016

    My husband and I love this as a side dish. It disappears very quickly!

  • Noreen2015
    Feb 18, 2016

    It' just okay not great

  • linolson
    Apr 10, 2015

    This is an amazingly simple recipe. Between freezer and pantry all the ingredients were on hand, it went together fast and was delicious. I did add diced red onions and used Neufchatel cream cheese which has 1/3 less fat but think I'll give the fat-free version a try next time just to see if it affects the tastiness of the dish.

  • Cook_aholic
    Sep 12, 2014

    I thought this was nice. At the time I tried it, I had bought shredded cabbage for something else and needed to use it. I had the cream cheese that is mixed with veggies. It was great.

  • zmarie
    May 7, 2014

    Fabulously creamy and quick to make! - I used 1/3 of an 8 oz. cream cheese block, and it was perfect!

  • gfox6345
    Mar 5, 2014

    sounds good maybe try onion and chive cream cheese

  • j_loveatl
    Aug 9, 2012

    At first I was a little hesitant to add the cream cheese, but am glad I did (I only used half of the package of cream cheese and used 4 tbsp of water vs. 2 so the cheese wasn't too thick). I will definitely make this again the way I did and maybe add a little onion and celery. Yummy!