Sauteed Savoy Cabbage and Fennel

This side dish is a favorite-my kids love this. The flavors work perfectly together. It's an easy, one-pan dish to cook. Enjoy.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 bulb fennel, cored and thinly sliced crosswise

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • ½ head savoy cabbage, shredded

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add oil, fennel, and red pepper flakes; saute until fennel edges begin to brown and slightly caramelize, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Add savoy cabbage and fennel seeds, then season with salt and pepper; mix all ingredients to combine. Cook, stirring frequently, until cabbage is wilted but still has enough crunch for your liking, about 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Cook's Note:

I use savoy cabbage because of its lighter flavor and shorter cooking time. Feel free to use regular cabbage, but note that you will need to adjust your cooking time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
11g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 42mg 212%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 517mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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