Super Simple Buttered Cabbage

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)


Cabbage is one of those veggies that is popular around St. Patrick’s day because of all the Irish Cabbage recipes.  You can get pretty fancy with cabbage if you want, but for me, the best way to serve it is steamed with butter.  Steaming is also one of the most simple preparations for this delicious vegetable.

Our recipe itself is simple, but some of the steps, like cutting the cabbage, are best for older kids or adults to do. However, there is still plenty for younger kids to help with if they want.  They can assist with cleaning and placing the cut cabbage into the pan, as well as pouring the water in.  There’s always a job for everyone who wants to help!

As far as eating the cabbage, I love it. But, to be honest, my picky eaters, Alex and Soph are not huge fans.  They do eat it though and with continued trying, I’m hoping someday they love it like I do.  It is a vegetable that really has some great health benefits–from fighting cancer to regulating blood sugar and more.  I will continue serving it to my little fussy eaters, not just on St. Patrick’s day, but year round. It’s delicious and healthy!

If you’ve got picky eaters like me and you’re looking for ways to encourage them to try and keep trying new veggies like Cabbage, we recommend checking out our friends over at , They have an entire section of recipes dedicated to ending picky eating.  I signed up for their weekly meal plans awhile ago and have not regretted all the great recipe ideas.  They’ve got some good ones for Cabbage, too!

We hope you enjoy OUR Buttered Cabbage recipe, it’s an easy addition to your St. Patrick’s day feast!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!

Kelly, Alex and Sophia


Super Simple Buttered Cabbage

Super Simple Buttered Cabbage


  • 1 Head Green Cabbage
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • First, clean your cabbage, removing and tossing the outer leaves. This is a great job for kids of all ages to help with.
  • Cut your cabbage into quarters, removing the stem piece. Then, cut into smaller pieces, like in the picture. This is best left for adults or older kids with solid knife skills.
  • Place your cut cabbage into a shallow pan, large enough to hold all the cabbage and pour the water into the pan with the cabbage. This is good for even young helpers to assist with.
  • Place a cover on the pan and place on high heat.
  • When the water starts steam, reduce heat to low-medium and let the cabbage steam for about 8 to 10 minutes. Until soft, tender, but not mushy.
  • Add the butter and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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