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Green cabbage Quartered

How to Cut Cabbage

While it may seem difficult to cut, learn how to easily cut cabbage with this step by step guide so you can make anything from braised cabbage to Sauerkraut at home!
Course ingredient
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 57kcal
Author Rena


  • 1 cabbage
  • water


  • Wash and remove any tough outer leaves on the cabbage.
    top view of two whole cabbage. One purple and one green
  • Cut the cabbage in half, from the top of the cabbage through the middle of the stem.
    top view of red cabbage cut in half
  • Place the flat cut-side of the cabbage down and cut the half cabbage into quarters.
    red cabbage cut into quarters
  • Flip over the quarters and cut diagonally, removing the core.
    top view red cabbage sliced thinner
  • For Wedges: Leave as is for quartered wedges or half each wedge again for a thinner wedge.
    cabbage flat down cut into strips
  • For Strips: Slice the quarters into thin pieces. For shorter strips, turn the long side facing towards you and cut through the width. For long strips, cut through the length of the cabbage quarters.
    red cabbage cut into smaller shreds
  • For Shreds: Set the mandolin to your thickness of choice and carefully slide the cabbage quarters through the mandolin to shred it evenly.
    cabbage being shredded using a mandolin
  • For Squares: Place the cabbage cut-side down and cut into 3-4 slices, depending on the size of your cabbage. Then repeat perpendicular to the slices to make square cuts of the cabbage.
    cut up cabbage into smaller sizes


  • Always peel out the first 2 outer leaves of the cabbage.
  • Rince cabbage thoroughly to get rid of dirt resides
  • Use cabbage on may dishes, in soups, salads, and so on


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg