Creamy Savoy cabbage with carrots

Creamy Savoy cabbage with carrots

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Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 6 mins


Serves 8
Savoy cabbage at its best, a great accompaniment to any meal - particularly the Christmas turkey or part of your Hogmanay meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled


  • kcal130
  • fat10g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.15g
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  • 1 large Savoy cabbage
  • 4 large carrots



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 4 tbsp double cream
  • pinch nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury


  1. Pull off any tough outer leaves from the cabbage and discard. Cut in half, then remove the hard inner core. Rinse the leaves, then shred as finely as you can. Cut the carrots into fine, thin strips or grate in the food processor.

  2. Bring a pan of water to the boil and add the cabbage and carrots. Boil for 6 mins until just tender, then drain. Return to the hot pan and add the butter and cream. Season with pepper, and salt if you like, add the nutmeg and stir well to coat. Pile into a serving dish and serve immediately.

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Denis Dalby's picture
Denis Dalby
17th Feb, 2018
I bought Savoy cabbage the other day on impulse, not knowing when I might use it, then tonight while looking for a suitable recipe I found this 'Creamy Savoy cabbage with carrots'. I didn't have any cream, but I did have some Greek yoghurt, so I went with that. It was delicious with my Lamb Chops and a shallot and mushroom sauce. It might not sound OK, but I'm a beginner. OK!
26th Sep, 2015
So simple yet delicious.
14th May, 2015
I used soured cream (didn't have double cream in the fridge) and it was phenomenal :) I tried it before adding the cream and the taste was superb. Great combination of veggies, work well together!
6th Nov, 2014
This was fab ! I added grated parmesan cheese at the end.
17th Jul, 2014
Excellent, really tasty and fresh. Adults and kids ate it all. I used creme fraiche as I didn't have cream - lightened it up and was lovely.
18th Apr, 2014
Easy peasy and tasty.
9th Oct, 2013
try adding freshly grated parmesan to the mix, very tasty..
rmitter3's picture
11th May, 2011
alright... nothing too flash
5th Sep, 2009
Didn't really like cabbage and wanted to find a recipe to change my mind and it certainly did. Really easy will be making again.
15th Jul, 2009
Served this with pork belly recently and went down really well.


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