Stewed Cabbage

You have to enjoy this Stewed Cabbage recipe at least once a season. It is an easy, healthy, and delicious dish. It is perfect for both a casual lunch and a traditional-style dinner.

Because I try many recipes to find the perfect taste and post them on the blog, repeating recipes that I know and love happens quite rarely. But every time I make this sauerkraut recipe, I savor it breathlessly while wondering: why don’t I make this goodness more often?

preparation time: 15 min | cooking time: 55 min | serves: 6

Stewed Cabbage


2 medium cabbages – about 3 kg
2 onions
1 red pepper and 1 yellow bell pepper
4 medium tomatoes
500 ml tomato sauce
500 ml water
1 bunch of dill
50 ml olive oil
1/2 teaspoon each of black pepper and sweet paprika
3 bay leaves


  1. Clean and finely chop the onions, peppers, and cabbage on top of which add a pinch of salt. Crush the cabbage in your hands until it became soft, and then peel the tomatoes and grated them.
  2. Put the oil in a large pot, add the onions and peppers, and cook them on low heat for 10 minutes. Add the cabbage over the cooked vegetables, mix it with a wooden spoon, cover it with a lid, and let it cook on medium heat for around 15 minutes.
  3. Then add the tomatoes, water, black pepper, and bay leaves and cook on medium heat for another 20 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and cook the dish for another 10 minutes.
  4. 2 minutes before turning off the heat, remove the bay leaves and add the finely chopped dill. Mix well and then enjoy a delicious stewed cabbage.

In my view, this dish is a traditional one and I suggest you serve it with an equally traditional polenta :). Check out the very simple polenta recipe.

I wish you a good appetite with your loved ones! 🙂

Did you make this delicious Stewed Cabbage? I want to see it! Tag me on Instagram @racopaz and let’s cook healthy together.

The benefits of eating cabbage. Yes, yes, whether raw in salads or cooked like Stewed Cabbage, this offers us many benefits.

I started researching the benefits of cabbage and was surprised to find endless lists of benefits for our bodies. This fact makes me very happy and motivates me to try to find as many delicious recipes as possible that contain cabbage. In addition to being low in calories, it has properties that stimulate the elimination of water and toxins from the body. Therefore, it is the perfect vegetable when we want to maintain our weight or even when we want to lose weight. A portion of cooked cabbage has around 70-80 calories and this fact delights us and makes us add it to our menu especially when we are trying to get rid of a few extra kilos.

Cabbage is rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Active substances include vitamin C, vitamin K, glutamine, folic acid, lactic acid, beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B6, and B9, vitamin E, calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and iodine. It also contains small amounts of other micronutrients, including vitamin A, iron, and riboflavin.

Therefore, eating cabbage helps us to:

  • maintaining ideal weight or losing weight by eliminating water and toxins from the body and by reducing calories
  • cabbage is part of the category of cruciferous vegetables that have been proven and are still being thoroughly researched for their anti-cancer benefits
  • the insoluble fiber content helps improve digestion
  • cruciferous vegetables like cabbage contain many different antioxidants that have been shown to reduce chronic inflammation
  • eating cabbage supports the immune system and can speed healing in case of cold, flu, or respiratory tract infections
  • cabbage contains an extremely important nutrient for both bone health and the blood clotting process in the body: vitamin K.
  • from a neurological point of view, cabbage is an excellent tonic, fights stress, and fatigue, and prevents the onset of degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It also stimulates blood circulation, slightly improving attention and mood.
  • cabbage also helps us fight age, in every way, the Vitamin A in the composition keeps our vision at its best, and the antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and C help the skin regenerate and keep it bright.

There are also some contraindications, namely, people with thyroid problems are recommended to avoid eating cabbage. It is rich in iodine. Also, people who are under anticoagulant treatment must consume a very small amount or avoid the consumption of cabbage as it contains a large amount of vitamin K. In the same category are Brussels sprouts, collard greens, spinach, endives, or broccoli.

If you know of any other delicious cabbage recipes, please let me know. I love to cook and try new tastes.

Share on Social Media

Leave a Reply

About me

Dear beautiful human, I am Ruxandra and I created this blog from the desire to find a balance in my life and to help you achieve the same, presenting you only the useful information I discover in my journey.

Enjoy and Take YOUR Time to Find YOUR Balance!

Ruxandra 2
Delicious Recipes

Subscribe to our newsletter for relaxing and quality content!