Quick braised cabbage with pancetta

Quick braised cabbage with pancetta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 6

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

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 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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21st Feb, 2013
love this recipe use it with jacket potatoes
28th Nov, 2011
Delicious, a great way to enjoy cabbage. I too wondered about step 2, but think all the instructions were in step 1.
5th Sep, 2010
step 2 anyone?
2nd Aug, 2010
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.
6th Dec, 2009
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!
29th Apr, 2009
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!
29th Dec, 2008
Really nice side dish.
21st Dec, 2008
What's step 2?
18th Dec, 2008
delicious as a side dish (although I would eat a plateful by itself). really easy and adds interest to cabbage.
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12th Sep, 2019
174 cal per serving but how many servings is the recipe for?
goodfoodteam's picture
17th Sep, 2019
Apologies this information was omitted. This recipe is for 6 and we have added in the information above.
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