Roasted Red Cabbage

Roasted Red Cabbage


  • 1/2 red cabbage, finely      shredded (core removed)
  • 1 onion, peeled and thinly      sliced
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and      thinly sliced
  • A bit of freshly grated      ginger (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar (demerara works      nicely here)
  • 100ml red wine or 75ml      balsamic vinegar
  • A splash of olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground      pepper
  • A bit of fresh rosemary, to      finish

Step by step


Mix all the ingredients together. Tumble into a heavy-based pot over medium heat. Simmer with the lid on for about 1 hr.


Stir from time to time; top up with water or wine, if necessary, to make sure it doesn’t dry out on the bottom of the pot.


It’s ready when it releases its natural sugars and is nice and tender.


Season to taste. Finish with a scattering of fresh rosemary, if you like.

Once cool, the cabbage can be kept in fridge and reheated. It can also be frozen.

Preperation Time 15 mins (prep) | 1 1/2 hrs (cooking)

It will feed around  6 people  This recipe will also freeze well once cooled to be used for another day if too much for one sitting.


4 thoughts on “Roasted Red Cabbage

  1. Oh boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy! I made this yesterday for our community lunch and it was a hit! I used fresh cranberries instead of apples, because I did not have either red wine or balsamic. I used a half cup of agave nectar to offset the sour cranberries (I doubled the recipe, btw) and it worked just fine.

    Thanks for this one, Sue — it will become part of my holiday repertoire. I come from part German ancestry and my grandmother used to make a red cabbage dish that she cooked for three days. I cooked this one slowly for almost three hours and it was yummy. Happy tummies, Alia

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    • Oh that is FABULOUS Alia.. I am so delighted you adapted the recipe to suit to know it was a success.. You have made my day today with this feedback
      And Its one of my favourite ways to cook red cabbage.. I love to tweak recipes too, and I am delighted you shared this.. And yes the longer and slower the better .. Many thanks Alia for telling me.. much Love back.. xxx

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