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Slow Cooker Red Cabbage

Looking for a simple vegetable side dish? Try this slow cooker red cabbage. Sliced cabbage is cooked to perfection, and the result is an excellent side to serve with roast meat dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: cabbage, healthy, slow cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Tonje



  • 2 lbs red cabbage (1 kg)
  • 2 red onions
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Slice the red cabbage into thick slices, then add it to a slow cooker along with sliced onion, apple cider vinegar, honey and cinnamon.
  • Leave the dish to cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low. Add any seasoning such as salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the Crockpot red cabbage immediately, or keep it on warm for up to a few hours until you’re ready to serve it.



  • Slice your cabbage in thick, bite-sized slices. Really thin slices tend to cook much faster and turn a bit mushy.
  • If you’re hesitant about the vinegar flavor, you can use a smaller amount, however I highly recommend keeping vinegar in the dish. Red cabbage typically turns blue unless it’s cooked with vinegar.
  • Don’t remove the lid from the slow cooker as the cabbage cooks. If you do, a good amount of heat is removed from the slow cooker, and the cooking time is typically increased significantly.
  • Leftover red cabbage can be stored in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can reheat the leftovers in a microwave or pot, and serve them as a side dish.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1687IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg