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bowl with stewed cabbage and apples on top of a napkin on a counter

Stewed Cabbage, Apples, and White Beans

This vegetarian braised cabbage recipe is tender, buttery, and full of flavor. Have it on the table in under 30 minutes!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 235kcal


  • Large skillet with lid


  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small head cabbage or 1/2 large head, shredded
  • 2 apples cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more as needed
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans drained and rinsed


  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cabbage, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until it cooks down and is slightly tender. Stir as needed to help the cooking process.
  • Add the apples, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Stir in the apple cider vinegar, water, and salt. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the cabbage is buttery and the apples are tender.
  • Remove the cover, stir in the white beans, and cook for a few more minutes until warmed through. Serve warm!



  • You can use any type of cabbage for this recipe: savoy, red, napa, or green.
  • The skillet will be exceptionally full when you add the cabbage, but it does cook down.
  • Leftovers will last for 4 to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Serve cold or reheated in the microwave.
  • Serves 2 as a main dish and 4 as a side.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 3mg