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Slow Braised Cabbage - slow cooked in the oven until meltingly tender, topped with Gremolata. Vegan and Gluten-free. #cabbage #braisedcabbage

Slow Braised Cabbage

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 35
  • Cook Time: 90
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side, vegan side,
  • Method: Braised
  • Cuisine: Italian


Slow Braised Cabbage – slow cooked in the oven until meltingly tender, topped with Gremolata. Vegan and Gluten-free. Allow 1 ½ hours baking time.


Units Scale
  • one large round cabbage- purple or red
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper
  • pinch chili flakes
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 48 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 1 cup veggie or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup wine ( red for purple cabbage, white for green cabbage)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme ( or 1 tablespoon fresh) or sub Herbs de Provence or Italian herbs
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar – apple cider or sherry vinegar

Garnish: Gremolata – Zesty Italian Herb Sauce


Preheat oven to 350F

Cut cabbage in half, core, then cut into quarters, then eights-so you have 8 equal sized wedges.

Heat oil in an extra large, wide oven-proof skillet or (you’ll need a lid). Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper to the oil. Ad a pinch of chili flakes, and swirl over medium high heat. Sear the wedges of cabbage in batches, setting to the side on a plate, when lightly browned.

Turn heat to medium. Add the shallots and garlic to the empty pan and give a stir, and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the broth and wine and 1/4 teaspoon salt, bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Add bay leaves, & thyme.

Turn heat off and arrange cabbage, overlapping in a circle. Drizzle the cabbage with 1 tablespoon vinegar. Bring to a simmer, cover tightly and place in the oven for 1 ½ hours.

Mak the Gremolata, set aside.

Check cabbage with a fork, they should be meltingly tender.

Spoon Gremolata over top.



  • Serving Size: With out gremolata
  • Calories: 114
  • Sugar: 5.9 g
  • Sodium: 544 mg
  • Fat: 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg