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Napa cabbage sauteed with onion and caraway seeds, braised in wine and broth, and finished with cream and mustard.
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Best Ever French Braised Cabbage Recipe

This braised cabbage recipe has a French twist to it that separates it from other braised cabbage. It's first sautéed with onions and caraway seeds, and then braised in broth and white wine. A little cream and mustard is stirred in at the end.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Braised cabbage
Servings: 4
Calories: 128.5kcal
Author: The Wimpy Vegetarian


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely diced yellow onion about ½ of an onion
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 cups thinly sliced + coarsely chopped Savoy cabbage, divided
  • ¼ cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons white wine any dry white wine is fine
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  • Prep. Dice the onion and thinly slice the cabbage using a sharp chef's knife.
  • Sauté. Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat, and add the diced onion, caraway seeds, and salt.
    Sauté until the onion is completely softened and just starting to caramelize.
    Add 4 cups of the cabbage, and toss to coat. Continue to cook until the cabbage wilts.
  • Simmer. Add the stock and wine. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, and then add the remaining 2 cups of cabbage.
    Continue to simmer until the second addition of cabbage is softened, and almost all of the liquid is cooked off, about 5 minutes.
    Stir only occasionally!
  • Whisk. Whisk together the cream and mustard with a fork, and stir into the cabbage. This is the step that makes this braised cabbage dish so special.
    Correct for any seasoning
  • Serve. Serve warm.


Calories: 128.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.9g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 23.5mg | Sodium: 688.1mg | Potassium: 319.4mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 4.5g | Vitamin A: 1369.1IU | Vitamin C: 35.6mg | Calcium: 56.1mg | Iron: 0.6mg