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Red Cabbage sauteed with red wine and thyme

Red Wine Braised Cabbage with Thyme and Garlic

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3-4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This is a tasty vegetable side dish of red wine braised cabbage with thyme and garlic is quick and easy to prepare and cook. #easysidedish #healthyrecipes #vegetablerecipes #quickrecipes 



1 medium-sized head of red cabbage

1 cup (~240 ml) red wine

23 tbsp butter

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

A small handful of fresh thyme

a pinch of white sugar




  1. Wash and peel away any undesirable outer leaves.  Cut cabbage into quarters and remove the core.
  2. Cut cabbage into 1 cm/0.5 in strips.
  3. In a large wok or frying pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  4. Add garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant being careful not to burn the garlic (usually 1-2 min).
  5. Add wine and a pinch of sugar, increase heat and bring to a gentle boil.  Let boil for 2-3 minutes until alcohol is cooked off and mixture has reduced slightly.
  6. Add chopped cabbage and cook on high heat for 3-5 minutes or until cabbage is cooked to a point where it is crisp but not too soft.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Vegetable, Side
  • Method: pan fried
  • Cuisine: Western

Keywords: cabbage, red wine, thyme, easy side dish, garlic

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