Keto Braised Cabbage (Dušené Zelí)


Recipes like Keto Braised Cabbage remind me of my grandmother. I loved how it was sweet. A joke in my family was that my babicka’s secret to her cooking was love and spit… but actually it was sugar, haha. This is a perfect side to any meat dish, especially the Smoked Pork Hock.

Why should I eat cabbage?

Cabbage is especially high in vitamins C and K. It can also help lower the risk of certain diseases, improve digestion, keep your heart healthy, and combat inflammation. It has 2 grams of net carbs per cup shredded, so you can eat a lot in one sitting without falling out of ketosis.n.

Red or Green Cabbage?

A characteristic feature of the Czech cuisine is the frequent use of cabbage (sauerkraut). You can use either for this recipe. Czech’s braise both and have both in their traditional cuisine. So don’t worry about it! You can try a ton of different recipes like sauerkraut, a pickled version of this! Tasty and fermented and so so healthy!

Ok so how do I make Keto Braised Cabbage?

Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes


1 head cabbage
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt to taste
1 tbsp caraway seeds
2 tbsp keto-friendly sweetener
1/2 cup water

6g Net Carbs
12g Total Carbs
3g Fiber
6g Fat
2g Protein
89 Calories
3 Glycemic Load


  1. Clean your vegetables. Slice the cabbage into small strips.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot and add the sugar, cabbage, caraway seeds, and water. Working in batches, add the cabbage to the pot, sauteing each addition until it is wilted down. Cover and stew the cabbage until soft and brown, roughly 15 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes.
  3. When soft and browned, add the vinegar and salt to taste. Serve!
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