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Irish Buttered Cabbage Recipe

Get a taste of Ireland with this mouth-watering buttered cabbage recipe! Easy to make with simple ingredients, perfect as a side dish or main course.

Irish Buttered cabbage is a traditional and tasty Irish dish that has been relished for centuries.
This side dish is made using fresh cabbage, butter, salt, and pepper, and has a rich history that dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries when cabbage was a primary food for the poor in Ireland.


Irish Buttered Cabbage Recipe

Cooking method: Boiling
Cuisine: Irish
Courses: Sides
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
10 min 25 min - 35 min
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 110kcal
Best season: all

The Irish people used cabbage as a source of nutrition

during challenging times, and the addition of butter made the dish more palatable.

Irish Buttered Cabbage Recipe
Get a taste of Ireland with this mouth-watering Irish buttered cabbage recipe.

With time, Irish buttered cabbage became a staple in Irish cuisine, often served alongside potatoes and corned beef. It was also a popular dish during holidays and special events like St. Patrick’s Day.

To make the dish, chopped cabbage is cooked in butter until it’s tender and slightly caramelized. It is then seasoned with salt and pepper, and variations may include garlic, onion, or bacon.
This nutritious side dish is rich in vitamins, fiber, and minerals and low in calories and fat. Butter, although high in fat, contributes essential nutrients and enhances the flavor of the dish.

Overall, Irish buttered cabbage is an appetizing and straightforward side dish that celebrates Irish tradition and remains popular worldwide.



  1. Melt the butter

    in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the sliced cabbage to the skillet and stir to coat with the butter mixture.

  4. Cover the skillet and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve hot as a side dish to your favorite Irish meal.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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