Tuscan Cabbage & Mushrooms

By Meridian - 26751

  • 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts only

  • 3 teaspoons butter, divided

  • 1 ounce finely cubed pancetta or bacon

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or water, divided, plus more as needed

  • 6 cups thinly sliced Savoy cabbage

  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed

  1. Cut leeks in half lengthwise; rinse thoroughly under water. Cut crosswise into thin slices, place in a colander and rinse again.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons butter in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over low heat, add pancetta (or bacon) and cook, stirring, until almost crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.

  3. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon butter and the leeks to the pan. Season with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper and add 1/4 cup broth (or water); simmer, covered, until tender, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add cabbage and the remaining 1/4 cup broth (or water); season with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. (Check the cabbage after 5 minutes; if necessary, add more broth or water, a tablespoon at a time, to prevent scorching.) Stir in mushrooms; cover and continue simmering until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes more. Serve sprinkled with the reserved pancetta (or bacon).

  5. Makes 4 servings, about 1 cup each

Nutritional Facts

Per serving
154 calories
6 g fat (3 g sat
1 g mono)
16 mg cholesterol
21 g carbohydrate
7 g protein
5 g fiber
376 mg sodium
430 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus
Vitamin C (60% daily value)
Vitamin A (40% dv)
Folate (31% dv)
Selenium (29% dv).
1 Carbohydrate Serving
3 vegetable
1 fat

dinner side dish

3 replies

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-21 20:00:53 -0600 Report

I will be doing this this week. I love panchetta and cabbage. What a nice meal and low carb at that?…Debe

Avera 2009-02-18 21:18:32 -0600 Report

Let me say this one more time…I really love cabbage. I like all the different kinds of it. Let me add some bacon and I am one happy lady. This is going to have a wonderful flavor due to the chicken broth and it being low carb is a wonderful thing cause we can eat more of it.