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24 Easy Cabbage Recipes

For most people, cabbage is a love/hate relationship. Either you love it and want to eat it every day, or you hate it and avoid it.

24 Best Recipes With Cabbage To Serve Your Family

There are many health benefits to cabbage, so it’s a fantastic vegetable to eat. If you are on the side of dislike for this vegetable, don’t worry.

There is a multitude of recipes to make it tasty for even the pickiest eaters. Here are the best 24 recipes with cabbage that will make your tastebuds happy.

1. Sauteed Cabbage

This sauteed cabbage recipe is great as a side dish for many different meals. It’s quick, easy, and tasty. You can whip this up in 15 minutes or less on a busy weeknight for your family. Try it alongside chicken or pork chops.

You’ll need seven ingredients – green cabbage, olive oil, butter, salt, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, and fresh thyme. Thinly slice the cabbage and add it to a hot pan with oil, butter, salt, and pepper.

Make sure to stir consistently, so it does not burn. Remove from the heat and add in apple cider vinegar and fresh thyme. That’s it! Your yummy, quick cabbage dish is ready to eat.

2. Fried Cabbage

Do you love bacon? This recipe includes bacon to add extra flavor to the dish and kick the fried cabbage up a notch. Enjoy this green cabbage recipe by itself, or serve it over a warm bowl of rice.

  • You’ll need thick-cut bacon, onion, green cabbage, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Add your chopped bacon to a nonstick pan and cook until crispy.
  • Remove the bacon, but leave the grease. This will add extra oomph to the cabbage.
  • Add your onion in and sauté until clear.
  • Then add the remaining ingredients in and cook for about seven minutes. Add the bacon back in so it is warmed. Serve and enjoy!

3. Lemon Garlic Sauteed Cabbage

Lemon and garlic are always a tasty combination. The citrusy flavors play off the strong garlic flavor nicely and balance each other out. Plus, the lemon cuts the bitterness of the cabbage.

Give this lemon garlic cabbage dish a try; I bet you’ll love it!

The ingredients needed are white cabbage, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and lemon wedges.

  • Heat the oil in a large pan on medium-high, then add all ingredients except for the lemon.
  • Cook for about 10-15 minutes, ensuring to stir the cabbage until it has some pieces that have a golden-brown color.
  • Squeeze your lemons over the cabbage in the pan and give it a toss!

4. Boiled Cabbage

Wondering what to do with cabbage? How about boiling it? This straightforward recipe provides a tasty dish in 15 minutes. On top of that, it only requires four ingredients. It can’t get any easier!

Grab some cabbage, butter, salt/pepper, and bacon fat. Slice your cabbage in half and add it to a pot of boiling water. Add in either bacon fat or two slices of bacon and salt to the water for flavor.

You’ll only need to boil the cabbage for about 8-12 minutes. Drain the cabbage halves and season with salt/pepper and melted butter. Grab a fork and dig in.

5. Easy Cabbage Rolls

I’m sure you’ve heard of lettuce rolls or even lettuce wraps, but have you heard of cabbage rolls? These yummy morsels have ground beef and ground pork inside and rest in a yummy tomato sauce. This is a great recipe for easing yourself into consuming more cabbage.

The necessary ingredients are cabbage, ground pork/beef, onions, garlic, dill weed, fresh parsley, diced tomatoes, salt/pepper, uncooked rice, an egg, tomato sauce, and tomato soup.

After boiling the cabbage leaves, and cooking the rice, combine the meat, onions, garlic, herbs, and spices into a pan. Make sure to cook the meat until you can’t see any pink.

Next, drain the fat, add in the rice, tomatoes, salt/pepper, eggs, and part of the tomato sauce. Add a layer of tomato sauce/tomato soup, then fill the pan with filled cabbage leaves. Bake in the oven for 75-90 minutes and give them a try!

6. Ramen Noodle Salad

This inventive recipe combines ramen noodles with cabbage and green onions to provide a tasty salad idea.

This refreshing salad is perfect for a last-minute lunch or dinner. Or, make it for your next get-together. You’re sure to get rave reviews.

You’ll need butter, dry ramen noodles, slivered almonds, sesame seeds, napa cabbage, green onions, olive oil, white vinegar, white sugar, and soy sauce. Add the oil, vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce to a jar or secure container – shake until well combined.

Then add the butter into a pan set to medium heat – add crushed noodles (no flavor packets), almonds, and sesame seeds to the pan and cook until the noodles turn a light brown color.

Add the noodles, cabbage, green onions, and dressing to a bowl. Mix the ingredients.

7. Cabbage Roll Casserole

Hosting a large dinner and not sure what to make? Try this recipe for cabbage roll casserole as a unique and yummy dinner dish. It will serve about eight people.

Grab ground beef, garlic, onion, spices, brown sugar, tomato sauce, beef broth, uncooked rice, chopped green cabbage, sharp cheddar, and Monterey jack cheese.

Cook the ground beef in a pan until you can’t see any pink – halfway through this, add in the onion, then garlic; drain the beef, then add the spices, brown sugar, tomato sauce, beef broth, and rice. Boil, then simmer the beef for about 20 minutes.

In a separate pan, saute the cabbage until it’s tender. Then, layer the cabbage, beef, and cheese respectively in a baking pan until all ingredients are used— bake for 40 minutes in the oven. Enjoy the pleasantly surprised faces your guests make as they consume the dish!

8. Crockpot Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe

Corned beef and cabbage is not just a once-a-year meal; keep this crockpot recipe in your repertoire to cook in the cooler months. It will warm you up and deliver a tasty dish at the same time.

You’ll need corned beef, a spice packet, sweet onion, carrots, red potatoes, beer, water, and green cabbage. Cooking low and slow is the name of the game for this recipe.

Place everything except the cabbage into a crockpot and cook on low for nine hours. For the final hour, add the cabbage in. Yum!

9. Cabbage And Sausage Skillet

Cabbage for breakfast? Yes, please. This is one of the best recipes with cabbage and sausage. It can be paired with eggs as a breakfast dish or eaten for lunch and dinner. It’s a super versatile dish that is also scrumptious.

The ingredients are kielbasa, olive oil, onion, garlic, cabbage, salt, black pepper, and red wine vinegar.

  • Pan-fry the kielbasa with olive oil until it is browned.
  • Remove from the pan, then add in onion and leftover olive oil. Cook until the onion is soft.
  • Add all remaining ingredients (except vinegar) to the pan.
  • Cover the pan and cook for about 12 minutes – making sure to stir occasionally.
  • Pour your vinegar in and mix. Then, add your kielbasa back in and cook for another few minutes until heated.

10. Weight Loss Cabbage Soup

Looking for a recipe that is both healthy and delicious? Here’s a cabbage recipe idea that will leave you satisfied while providing nutrients from yummy vegetables. It’s an excellent light soup recipe.

The necessary ingredients are vegetable broth, onion, garlic, cabbage, carrots, celery, salt, black pepper, oregano, basil, and diced tomatoes (undrained). Add everything to a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer for twenty minutes. Voila! This is also a vegetarian-friendly recipe.

11. Cabbage Hash Browns

Did cabbage convert into hashbrowns? Sign us up! This cabbage dish is another healthy alternative for when you’re craving fried potatoes but want something with more vegetables in it.

Grab some eggs, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, cabbage, yellow onion, and vegetable oil. Whisk the eggs, pepper, garlic, and salt together in a bowl, then add in the cabbage and onion. Stir to combine well.

Heat the oil in a pan and create four patties with your cabbage mixture. Fry each patty for three minutes on each side. Serve with your favorite breakfast items – like bacon or sausages!

12. Chinese Green Cabbage Noodle Stir Fry

This yummy green cabbage noodle stir fry recipe will provide excellent flavor with Asian-style seasoning. The best part? You can adjust the heat to create the perfect dish for you.

The ingredients needed are soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, sesame oil, brown sugar, water, and corn starch. This will make up the sauce for the stir fry. The other ingredients are green onions, ginger, garlic, olive oil, noodles, green cabbage, carrots.

You’ll want to create the sauce first in a separate bowl. The remaining ingredients will be sauteed in a pan and then combined with the sauce to create a sweet, spicy, and salty stir fry.

13. Easy Asian Pork Tacos

You can never go wrong with tacos! Especially if you make Asian pork tacos. Adding cabbage to tacos is an easy way to get an extra dose of vegetables and extra crunch in your dish. Give this Asian-style pork recipe a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Here’s what you’ll need – ground pork, cabbage, garlic, ginger, lime, cilantro, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, mayonnaise, sriracha, olive oil, salt/pepper, and tortillas. Mix the cabbage, lime, and cilantro in a bowl – then set aside. Next, create your sauce by mixing the mayonnaise and sriracha in a separate bowl.

Cook the garlic and ginger in a pan with olive oil, then add the pork with salt/pepper. Then cook for about 3-5 minutes, add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil. Cook for another few minutes, heat your tortillas, and assemble your yummy tacos!

14. Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Trying to get more vegetables in? Why not create some roasted cabbage steaks? This yummy cabbage dish is a great way to eat more greens and still create a delicious meal.

The ingredients required are cabbage, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, parmesan, bacon, and parsley. Slice the cabbages into “steaks,” then add to a baking sheet.

Mix the spices in a bowl and spread them on top of your cabbage slices. Bake for about twenty minutes until you have a golden-brown color on each side.

Add parmesan cheese immediately after removing it from the oven and top with bacon and parsley. Cooking for a vegan friend? Omit the parmesan and bacon, and you’ll still have a delicious dish.

15. Ground Beef Taco Cabbage Skillet

This super easy ground beef taco cabbage skillet can be put together in just a few minutes and offers an excellent alternative to taco salad. Plus, it’s low on carbs, so you can feel better about eating all of the delightful, melty cheese on top.

You’ll need – ground beef, cabbage, taco seasoning, dry minced onion, water, and cheddar cheese. Add the beef to a pan and brown, then add in cabbage, seasoning, and water. Cook until the cabbage is soft, then add the cheese on top and cover for a few minutes.

16. Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup

Instant pot cabbage roll soup is another healthy soup idea that you can make for lunch or dinner.

The combination of cabbage, beef and tomato broth is not only tasty but also filling. Serve it as is, or add a side salad for some additional veggies.

Give this healthy recipe a whirl and see what you think!

17. Savory Cabbage Pancakes

If you love scallion pancakes, you’ll love this savory cabbage pancake recipe! It includes a spicy sauce for dipping your fried pancakes that’s easy yet provides a burst of heat.

The pancakes require eggs, water, soy sauce, sesame oil, flour, green cabbage, carrot, onions, and extra oil for frying. Shred the cabbage and carrots, set aside.

Mix the eggs, water, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Then add in flour slowly. Once combined, mix in the veggies and fry the batter in batches. Mix the sauce separately and use it for dipping once the batter has been fried.

18. Haluski Fried Cabbage Noodles

Looking for a way to use up your leftover cabbage? Give this haluski fried green cabbage noodle recipe a try. The pancetta in this recipe adds richness and saltiness to perfectly season the cabbage and noodles.

The ingredients needed are pancetta, butter, onion, cabbage, salt, black pepper, and egg noodles. It’s suggested to use No Yolk Egg Noodles, though regular egg noodles can be substituted.

Cook the pancetta in butter for two minutes, then add in onions and cook for two minutes. Add more butter as well as the cabbage and seasoning.

This time, cook for ten minutes. Add in your precooked noodles and season appropriately. Don’t forget to leave some for your loved ones!

19. Fried Cabbage Potatoes

Bacon, potato, and cabbage – oh my! These fried cabbage potatoes combine everything tasty in one easy meal. Grab a pan and give it a go!

You’ll need – cabbage, potatoes, bacon, garlic, salt, and pepper. That’s it! Add the bacon into the pan and fry until crispy; remove and add remaining items into the pan (minus garlic) to cook with the bacon grease.

Cover the pan and cook until the potatoes are soft, then add in garlic and continue cooking for a minute. Sprinkle the bacon crumbles on top.

20. Instant Pot Cabbage

Are you someone who enjoys simpler recipes? This is a great instant pot green cabbage recipe to serve as a side with lunch or dinner. Plus, it’s a healthy dish to include in your day.

All you’ll need is cabbage, chicken stock, garlic, butter, salt, and thyme. Add your ingredients (leaving cabbage last) into your instant pot, give a quick mix, then add in your cabbage. Pressure cook for 3-6 minutes until desired tenderness. Serve with your favorite meat dish.

21. Easy Asian Slaw

This Asian slaw is perfectly accented with a sweet and sour vinaigrette. You’ll find a refreshing slaw that utilizes both red and green cabbage in the recipe. This dish is the perfect item to bring to a summer barbeque alongside ribs.

The required ingredients are green cabbage, purple cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, onions, and sesame seeds. Combine these items together, then mix the dressing in a separate bowl.

You’ll need rice vinegar, canola and sesame oils, salt, and honey for this. Once combined, mix well with the cabbage mixture.

Serve it to family and friends all summer long!

22. Ground Turkey Cabbage Stir Fry

Wanting a stir fry that also has protein in it? Check out this ground turkey cabbage stir fry recipe. This is the perfect dish for when you’re not sure what to do with cabbage.

The ingredients needed are – turkey, cabbage, green onions, garlic, peanut oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, salt, and pepper. Heat the peanut oil in a pan and add everything except sesame oil and rice vinegar.

Cook the mixture until there is no pink left, then add in the sesame oil and vinegar. You’re left with a yummy, easy dinner.

23. Cabbage Wrap Brats

Here’s another yummy recipe for cabbage wraps – this one involving brats! This entire recipe can be made in ten minutes. If you forgot to make dinner and are bordering on hangry territory, grab the below ingredients and whip this up!

You’ll need – olive oil, onion, salt, black pepper, brats, beer, cabbage leaves, Dijon, and sauerkraut. Add your olive oil, onion, salt, and pepper to a pan and cook for about four minutes. Then, add in your brats and brown on each side for two minutes. Simmer with the beer for about ten minutes.

Blanche your cabbage leaves for 30 seconds, so they are pliable. Then, assemble with the brats, Dijon, and sauerkraut in the middle. Not a fan of sauerkraut? Try adding some fresh vegetables instead, like sliced tomatoes.

24. Red Cabbage Slaw

Looking for more red cabbage recipes? Give this slaw a try. The tangy dressing gives a real oomph to the slaw in this dish.

The necessary ingredients are red cabbage, carrots, an apple, parsley, and pecans. You’ll need orange juice, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper for the dressing. Mix the dressing in a separate bowl.

Then, chop and add the remaining ingredients (except pecans) into a bowl. Mix the dressing in and refrigerate for one hour. Before serving, add the pecans on top.

These recipes are all a great way to get some extra cabbage into your day. Whether you have leftover cabbage, are just trying cabbage for the first time, or are a cabbage enthusiast – you’ll find something yummy on the recipe list to enjoy. Cook up a few drool-worthy recipes – they’ll surely hit the spot!

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