Quick braised cabbage with pancetta

Quick braised cabbage with pancetta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


If you don't fancy Brussels Sprouts at Christmas opt instead for family-friendly Savoy cabbage

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal174
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.88g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 200g diced pancetta or smoked bacon



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • pinch of golden caster sugar
  • splash of white wine vinegar
  • 1 large Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 200ml chicken stock


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sizzle the pancetta until crispy. Sprinkle over the sugar and splash in the vinegar. Stir the cabbage into the pan, then pour over the stock. Simmer it all for 10 mins until the cabbage is tender but still slightly crunchy.

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Comments (9)

cocobear21's picture

love this recipe use it with jacket potatoes

jo_c_d's picture

Delicious, a great way to enjoy cabbage. I too wondered about step 2, but think all the instructions were in step 1.

nickyb440's picture

step 2 anyone?

lauren_ricci's picture

This made a great lunch with some sauteed potatoes. I didn't add the white wine but added a finely chopped onion in with the pancetta at the start and cooked the cabbage for longer than ten mins. I used any left over stock in a soup the next day.

pollyt01's picture

everyone really enjoyed this side dish, it livens up the cabbage a treat. i agree with aeg i cuold eat a bowlful of this on it's own!

abby222's picture

Loved this, although there was quite a lot of stock left at the bottom of the pan when it was finished, which suprised me as I thought it would boil away to nothing. Still tasted great once I'd drained it though!

clairedavies's picture

Really nice side dish.

suzanneportelli's picture

What's step 2?

anya_eva's picture

delicious as a side dish (although I would eat a plateful by itself). really easy and adds interest to cabbage.

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