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Steamed Cabbage: A Weeknight Favorite

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Steamed Cabbage
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Cabbage is one of those few things that actually cook well in the microwave. It's a dish I've always loved and using the microwave means making it is a breeze. It's a great quick and easy side dish. (Larger image.) Serves 2.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes


  • 1/4 sm. cabbage cut into slices
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Salt to taste


1. Put sliced cabbage in a small microwave-safe casserole.

2. Add 1/4-inch of water.

3. Cover and microwave on high for 8 minutes. (If your microwave doesn't have a turntable, turn dish 1/4 turn half-way through cooking.

4. Drain water from dish and add butter and salt.

Note: This is also good with fresh chopped dill and or 1 couple of tablespoons of sour cream.

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 4 out of 5
Nice recipe, Member ghc630

I'm so glad you didn't include a bunch of unnecessary ingredients. This is a good recipe. Also good cooked in a regular pot with at least a ham bone for seasoning. I cut up a small potato 15 minutes before serving.

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