Easy Cabbage With Leeks

Cabbage and leeks
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
114 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
See Full Nutritional Guidelines Hide Full Nutritional Guidelines
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 114
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 3g
Calcium 96mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cabbage and leeks recipe is a tasty side dish to just about any meal, especially one with corned beef, pot roast, pork, or ham. The cabbage and leeks simmer until they are just tender. The leeks and cabbage complement each other nicely.

The cabbage and leeks are sautéed and then simmered to perfection with a small amount of chicken stock, butter, and seasonings. Use unsalted chicken stock it possible.


  • 1 medium green cabbage
  • 3 large leeks
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth (or more)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (scant)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • Optional garnish: caraway seeds

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    cabbage and leeks
    Diana Rattray
  2. Cut the cabbage into 6 wedges and then remove core pieces. Thinly slice the cabbage wedges crosswise into thin strips or shred it using a food processor with the slicing disk attachment. Alternatively, you may chop the cabbage.

    cabbage and leeks
    Diana Rattray
  3. Trim the leeks and discard the green parts; slice the leeks thinly. Transfer the sliced leeks to a bowl full of cold water. Swish the leeks around to loosen any sand that might be clinging to them. Using a slotted spoon or your hand, scoop them out onto into a strainer.

    slice and rinse the leeks thoroughly
    Diana Rattray
  4. Melt the butter in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the leeks and cabbage and sauté, while stirring, for about 7 to 8 minutes.

    cabbage and leeks in the skillet
    Diana Rattray
  5. Add the chicken broth, salt, and pepper and simmer, covered, ​for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cabbage is cooked but is still slightly crunchy.

    cabbage and leeks in a serving dish
    Diana Rattray
  6. Arrange the cabbage and leeks in a serving dish. Sprinkle with caraway seeds, if desired, and enjoy!

Recipe Tags: