Braised red cabbage in a bowl with spoon

Braised red cabbage recipes

Liven up your Christmas sides with these braised red cabbage recipes. Simmering the cabbage in liquid over a low heat makes it tender and allows it to soak up any festive flavours.

19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This low-fat Christmas side dish is the perfect sweet-savoury combination. Or try one of our simple twists using preserved lemon, ginger wine and bacon

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Spice up your Christmas day trimmings with this red cabbage and Bramley apple side, with cinnamon, cardamom and star anise

3 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Smoked Polish sausages and slow-cooked cabbage make up this versatile dish that works as a main or substantial side

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Red cabbage dotted with berries perfectly cuts through game meat - serve with buttery mashed potatoes

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
58 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A great accompaniment to cooked meats, cold or hot.

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Add a zing to your red cabbage with this great accompaniment to cold meats at Christmas

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make these cider-braised cabbage wedges up to three days ahead for a stress-free Christmas dinner. The dish makes an ideal accompaniment to festive turkey

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A comforting family supper dish of mustardy pork and fruity cabbage

1 hr
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this twist on braised cabbage for Christmas Day, with juniper berries, orange zest, red onion and red apple for festive colour and flavour

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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