Tuesday, September 13, 2011

White Beans and Cabbage

White Beans and Cabbage recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Tender crisp cabbage, lightly browned potatoes and cannellini beans are combined to create a perfectly simple and absolutely delicious meal. We had this on it's own for dinner and even my husband agreed that it was surprisingly filling.

I knew as soon as I saw Taylor post this recipe at Greens and Chocolate that I'd be making this dish sooner than later. Having made it once now, I already have plans to make this again (in a less vegetarian style) and add some bacon or sausage. Even my boys, who are not big fans of cabbage, ate a good bit of this.

White Beans and Cabbage
recipe adapted from super natural every day by Heidi Swanson
(printable recipe)

2 tablespoons olive oil
5 medium red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into tiny cubes
1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked cannellini, white navy or great northern beans, or 1 can drained
1 small head green cabbage, finely chopped
freshly grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced potatoes and a generous pinch of salt (I added at least 1/2 a teaspoon) and toss to coat well. Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 6-8 minutes. Stir the potatoes occasionally to ensure that all sides are lightly browned.

Once the potatoes are tender, add the chopped onion and cook for 6-8 minutes, until the onions are translucent and lightly browned around the edges. Stir in the cabbage and toss thoroughly. Add another pinch of salt and fresh pepper according to your taste. Add the beans and toss gently. Do not stir too often after you add the beans, as they will break down easily.

Cover and cook over medium heat just a few minutes, until the cabbage is tender. Sprinkle with cheese right before serving. Enjoy!


  1. Well, seeing as I have cabbgae out the ears, I better give this a try!

  2. This sounds very interesting... More so with bacon!!! : )

  3. This sounds like a dish that I would love. I eat a lot of beans and cabbage is in season now so ...... I think I am going to make this.

  4. I am not the biggest cabbage fan but this looks fantastic. I might have to try this
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

  5. It sounds healthy and delicious!

  6. I never combined cabbage and beans..sounds interesting:)

  7. Very healthy dish :) And hooray for fried potatoes!

  8. You're making me crave this again! So glad you liked it...great idea with the bacon!

  9. This looks SO good. I love cabbage and white beans (really, I do!) but have never tried them together.

  10. These are some of my favorite ingredients - and yeah adding bacon or sausage sounds delicious too!

  11. Cabbage and beans looks tempting, never tried that combination, but always there is a first time. Of course with bacon is welcomed too :)



  12. I'm a big fan of cabbage, I think it's a very under used vegetable. This looks lovely!

  13. I would like to read a comment about how this recipe actually tastes. All I'm reading here is useless information from people who didn't even make it. Please make the recipe and post a comment on how you liked it. I'm going to do that!!

    1. Hello, I made this recipe last night for dinner and my husband loved it. I liked it too. I cooked dry navy beans first and then made it as directed. I also added some bacon and garlic also. Delicious!