Danish Red Cabbage or Rodkal (Rdkal) served in a white square bowl with a spoon to the side

Rødkål or Danish Red Cabbage

This Rødkål (Danish Red Cabbage) is a Danish recipe we love. It is a side dish similar to sauerkraut but a little sweeter.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Danish
Keyword Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 408kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Place the cabbage in a large saucepan, and stir in the sugar, vinegar, salt and water. 
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over medium heat for 1 hour. 
  • This can be served immediately, or chilled and reheated later in smaller portions.


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 1170IU | Vitamin C: 59.8mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg