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This simple slow cooker cabbage recipe is an easy side dish to any meal not just corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day.

A large serving dish of crock pot cabbage sits on a wooden board, on a red kitchen towel with the crock pot in display behind it.

Slow cooker cabbage is always an easy and delicious yet unexpected side dish. I am usually making this around St. Patrick’s day to go with corned beef. But I also finding myself craving this when I make my sheet pan kielbasa or crockpot ham.

Growing up in a Polish family cabbage is a staple food. I remember walking into my grandpa’s house and smelling the galumpkis (stuffed cabbage) cooking. While I don’t have his recipe I still love to make cabbage. My favorite way to make cabbage is in the slow cooker or crock pot.

The cabbage comes out flavorful and tender. You will want to make this slow cooker cabbage year round as a delicious side side dish. It’s simple ingredients are also a great source of fiber, vitamin c and vitamin k.

Looking for other vegetable side dishes? You may like these air fryer green beans, air fryer broccoli or air fryer asparagus.

Are you making this for St. Patrick’s day? You should try this Irish bread recipe. It’s more like a sweet Irish cake. This is one of my favorite recipes my mom makes.

Crock pot cabbage ingredients.
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Slow Cooker Cabbage Ingredients

  • Cabbage– A whole head of cabbage. I prefer green cabbage with this recipe. You could also use savoy or red cabbage.
  • Onion– A yellow onion or white onions are a good substitute.
  • Broth– Chicken broth or vegetable broth work great. I like to used reduced sodium to control the levels of salt.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar– Adds a touch of acidity and brightness. A splash of lemon juice also works great.
  • Butter– Unsalted butter to control the amount of salt. I like to cut them into about 1/2 pads.
  • Seasonings– Salt, pepper and garlic powder
Cabbage cut on a white cutting board on a kitchen counter.

How To Cut Cabbage

Start by cutting your cabbage in half through the stem. Now you are going to remove the stem on each half. To do this put the tip of your knife at top of the stem, which should be around the middle of the cabbage. Cut at an angle not going all the way through the cabbage and repeat on the other side. It should look like a triangle. Now remove the stem and do the same on the other half.

I like to cut the cabbage into about one inch pieces. Place the cabbage cut side down on the cutting board. Cut about a 1/2 inch ribbon and repeat. In the opposite direction start cutting your ribbons into 1 inch pieces.

A photo collage showing you step by step how to make crockpot cabbage, 6 steps total.

How To Make Cabbage In A Slow Cooker

  1. Place the chopped onion into the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Add in the chopped cabbage.
  3. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Pour the stock or broth over your cabbage.
  5. Top with butter cut into pads.
  6. Add in apple cider vinegar. Place the lid on your crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. I do like to stir the cabbage around half way through the cook time.

Substitutions and Variations

To make this recipe vegetarian use a vegetable broth.

This recipe can easily be made vegan just substitute out the butter for vegan butter.

Crock pot cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, and pork chops sit on a white plate, a large dish of crock pot cabbage sits on a wooden board in the background.
Yield: 6 Servings

Slow Cooker Cabbage

A large serving dish of crock pot cabbage sits on a wooden board, on a red kitchen towel with the crock pot in display behind it.

Easy recipe to make slow cooker cabbage. A simple side dish that pairs well with corned beef, ham, pork and kielbasa.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 Head of Cabbage Chopped up. (Usually 6-8 Cups)
  • 1 Cup Onion, Diced
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock or Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder


  1. In a slow cooker add onion, cabbage, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Top with stock and apple cider vinegar
  3. Place the pads of butter on top of the cabbage.
  4. Cover and let cook on low for 4 hour or high for 6-8 hours.


Use vegetable broth for a vegetarian slow cooker cabbage.

Use vegan butter to make this recipe vegan friendly.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 5g

Nutrition values are estimates only.

What size slow cooker should you use to cook cabbage?

I used this 6 qt slow cooker. If you would like to make a larger batch you can use an 8 qt or higher slow cooker.

How to store leftover cabbage?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. I think leftover cabbage is even better the next day. It pairs great with leftover ham.

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Welcome to Weekend Craft. Life is busy so I am all about getting projects done on the weekend, whether it be crafts, DIY, home decor, or crafting with your Cricut.

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