How to Cook Cabbage: Easy Cabbage Recipes


How to Cook Cabbage: Easy Cabbage Recipes

What to do with cabbage: cabbage meals, cabbage side dishes, and more!

Cabbage meals are the perfect healthy dinner option to rotate into your family's dinner plans. Whether you're watching what you eat or just looking for things to do with cabbage, the benefits of this veggie in your diet are endless! We've got plenty of recipes to show you how to cook cabbage in new and flavorful ways, so you'll never be stuck with plain cooked cabbage. These are some of our best cabbage recipes, so you know there's plenty here to love. Just choose one of these cabbage dishes that suits your fancy and head for the kitchen!

Plus, don't forget to try some of our coleslaw recipes. Coleslaw is the perfect side to bring along to a summer potluck and goes great with any meal--from sandwiches to pot roast and everything in between. Just wait, cabbage is that one ingredient you're going to want to keep stocked in your fridge! 

Coleslaw Recipes for Cabbage

Coleslaw may be one of the easiest and most popular ways to prepare cabbage. From creamy and crunchy to zippy and tart, coleslaw offers a flavor experience like no other. We love these coleslaw recipes because there's almost no cooking involved, so it's one of the easiest things to do with cabbage! Dig into one of these options below and you won't regret it. 

Vinegar Slaw

Mr. Food was lucky to get this recipe from an aunt of one of his Southern friends. Vinegar Slaw is a nice change of pace from the usual mayonnaise type of coleslaw. It has a unique zippy flavor and all of your favorite ingredients from traditional coleslaw.

2-Minute Slaw

It doesn't get more simple or classic than our 2-Minute Slaw. It's great for summertime BBQs on those lazy, sun-drenched days. So when the meat comes of the grill and you realize you forgot the slaw, no worries... it'll be done in a wink! This is one of our favorite simple cabbage recipes, and your taste buds will tell you why.

Freezer Slaw

Get a jump start on your next get together with this refreshing, cabbage filled make-ahead delight. Just toss the fix-ins together for our Freezer Slaw and freeze until ready to serve! It's really that easy and everyone will love it.

Country Coleslaw

Good old-fashioned coleslaw, perfect for any picnic or potluck. It's right any time of year with any kind of meal. Country Coleslaw is the traditional, creamy mayonnaise kind of coleslaw that we all loved as kids.

Homestyle Coleslaw

As we gear up for our summer picnics and cookouts, we're looking for the best coleslaw recipes to pair with our favorites. Well, look no further than this homestyle coleslaw that tastes like a childhood memory!

Captain's Coleslaw

Sure, we can always pick up ready-made coleslaw at the market, but when it's this easy to make , why not do it ourselves? It'll be smooth sailing in the kitchen when you throw together this easy cabbage recipe.

Bacon Ranch Coleslaw

Not only does our Bacon Ranch Coleslaw combine all your family's favorite ingredients, but it's such a cinch to make you'll never buy store-bought coleslaw again!

Buttermilk Coleslaw

Drink in the compliments when you use buttermilk, yes, buttermilk to make a homemade Buttermilk Coleslaw that'll rival any deli-style version from the market. Try it and become a believer! Combinging these two classic ingredients, buttermilk and cabbage, will make for a Southern delight!

Tropical Coleslaw

If you bring this tropical coleslaw to your next family gathering, be prepared for everybody to ask you for the recipe . It's a family-pleasing coleslaw that's bound to become everybody's favorite picnic side dish.

Everything Coleslaw

Everybody has a favorite dish to partner with coleslaw. From picnic food to barbecued spareribs, fried chicken and more, this no-fail recipe for Everything Coleslaw works with everything you could possibly serve with coleslaw!

Hearty Soup Recipes with Cabbage

Cabbage is a popular ingredient in soups because it's hearty, filling, and easy to prepare. These tasty cabbage recipes will warm you up from the inside out and fill your belly with old-fashioned goodness. Plus, cooking cabbage in soup is one of the best ways to try new flavors for this classic veggie!

Jazzy Beef Soup

This isn't your ordinary beef soup! We jazzed this one up, so that it's got a little extra kick to it. Our one-pot recipe for Jazzy Beef Soup will make you feel all nice and cozy from the inside-out. 

All-in-One Hearty Ribs and Cabbage

Mmm...meaty short ribs simmered in a amazing flavor! What could be better than our recipe for All-in-One Hearty Ribs and Cabbage? Plus, it's made all in one pot! Tasty and simple to boot! 

Worth the Wait Cabbage Soup

Worth the Wait Cabbage Soup has been handed down in Patty's family for generations. The original had to be simmered for hours but with our shortcut version, we can enjoy the same great taste in much less time.

Stuffed Cabbage Stew

Our Stuffed Cabbage Stew is a classic old-world main dish that's easier because we take a shortcut that fits today's busy lifestyle. It's super easy to make and perfect for a delicious dinner any night of the week!

Cabbage Side Dish Recipes

Nothing says "classic comfort" like a cabbage side dish. Cabbage has been a side dish staple for years because it's inexpensive and makes a great base for tons of unique textures and flavors. From fried cabbage recipes to boiled cabbage recipes, we've got plenty of ideas for how to prepare cabbage in any way you please, in plenty of different flavors. If you pick one of these sides for dinner tonight, everyone at your table will be glad you did.

Down-Home Cabbage

You're going to devour this Southern-style side dish! Our Down-Home Cabbage is a cabbage lover's dream, since it features this delightful ingredient cooked with butter, bacon, onions, potatoes, and spices. Every bite will leave you saying, "Mmm!"

Bubble and Squeak

The potatoes bubble in the pan and the cabbage squeaks while cooking , so of course, this classic go-along with roots all over the United Kingdom has earned its unusual name. Bubble and Squeak is a great side dish for corned beef for St. Patrick's Day or any day.

Fried Cabbage

Just turn up the heat and start the fryin'. Then watch them follow their noses right to the kitchen table! This fried cabbage recipe  can be made right on your stovetop--it doesn't get much simpler than that! Plus, it only uses five ingredients, so you're able to throw it together in a snap.

Buttery Cabbage

Often the best things in life or on our kitchen table are the simplest ones, and this buttery cabbage recipe  falls into that category. The smoky bacon and this nutritious all-star are a match that proves this time and time again.

Old-Fashioned Tangy Cabbage

Our Old-Fashioned Tangy Cabbage is the perfect go-along for almost any main dish . It's a simply delicious combination of cabbage and apples, simmered in cider and a few other great seasonings, too! It's one of those healthy cabbage recipes that still packs a flavor punch.

Grandma Irma's Red Cabbage

Grandma Irma's Red Cabbage packs a flavorful and crunchy punch. This yummy side dish cooks up easily in a slow cooker, and goes with just about any main dish  you want to pair it with!

Homestyle Cabbage

Delight the family with a wholesome New England-style dish they'll love. Our Homestyle Cabbage is baked to perfection with onions, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese. If you've been looking for new recipes using cabbage, this one is sure to delight. 

Sweet and Sour Irish Cabbage

Sweet and Sour Irish Cabbage hails from Ireland and is a great St. Patrick's Day side dish. Serve with corned beef for real Irish flavor!

Dutch Red Cabbage

Move over, boring side dishes! Our Dutch Red Cabbage is an old favorite that we know you're gonna love.

Creamed Cabbage

Creamed cabbage is a simple side dish that goes well with ... well, with everything! Our boiled cabbage recipe calls for ingredients straight out of the pantry, and tastes so good, even picky eaters will want their share!

Aunt Nellie's Cabbage Fritters

If you've ever met our Aunt Nellie you'd know she really knows her way around the kitchen! So, when she shared her recipe for Aunt Nellie's Cabbage Fritters we knew we'd have to share the golden, crunchy goodness with you, too!

Cabbage Main Dish Recipes

A collection of ideas for what to do with cabbage wouldn't be complete without some hearty cabbage meals. These recipes are old-timey classics that are just like Grandma used to serve. Old-Fashioned Stuffed Cabbage is our most popular cabbage recipe ever, and we think you'll know why as soon as you give it a try. But there are so many more ways to prepare cabbage for dinner than just cabbage rolls, so don't miss our other tasty options, below. We can guarantee that these cooked cabbage recipes will never disappoint!

Not Rolled "Rolled" Cabbage

Not-Rolled "Rolled" Cabbage updates a traditional European recipe for stuffed cabbage. It takes all the work out of this classic, but none of the delicious taste.

Stuffed Cabbage Bundles

These little bundles are perfect for combining yesterday's flavors with today's shortcuts! Make 'em the night before, and you'll look forward to that home-cooked taste all day long!

Farmer's Cabbage and Pasta

With cabbage always in season year-round, our tasty Farmer's Cabbage and Pasta is a side dish sure to show up often on your dinner  table. We love the contrast of the noodles, and we're betting you will too!

Old-Fashioned Stuffed Cabbage

If you're looking for a meal that'll fill your belly with old world comfort, then you'll love our Old-Fashioned Stuffed Cabbage. Hearty ground beef, tomato sauce, and rice makes this easy baked cabbage recipe an all-time favorite.

Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage

Nothing says St. Patrick's Day like this Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage. And whether you're Irish or not, there's no denying that this is one tasty recipe!

Skillet Sausage 'n' Cabbage

What could be better on a cold winter night than a skillet supper bursting with the hearty flavors of smoked sausage and cabbage? We're making this sauteed cabbage recipe until spring!

Lucky Cabbage and Noodles

Need a last-minute dish to serve tonight? Well, it must be your lucky day 'cause our recipe for Lucky Cabbage and Noodles is a real crowd-pleaser that comes together faster than you can do an Irish jig! Don't you just love it when luck is on your side?

Skillet Corned Beef and Cabbage

Don't bother with the slow cooker or the pressure cooker! All you need for this corned beef and cabbage recipe is a skillet. In about 20 minutes, you'll be ready to dig in! It's one of our all-time favorite easy cabbage recipes.

Good Luck Pork and Cabbage

Slow Cookers are super when you're too busy to stand watch over your stovetop. Well, our slow cooker recipe for old world-inspired Good Luck Pork and Cabbage, popular for good fortune in the new year, is sure to make your life in the kitchen easier.

Slow Cooker Short Ribs and Cabbage

This hearty, all-in-one, beefed-up dinner will definitely knock your lederhosen socks off! Our Slow Cooker Short Ribs and Cabbage is a German-inspired dish that features meaty ribs in a sweet and tangy sauce with lots of cabbage. It's a slow cooker dinner that'll have everyone saying, "Ach Das Schmeckt!" 

Looking for other veggie dishes? Then check out our collection of Garden-Fresh Zucchini Recipes: 24 Summer Recipes with Zucchini.

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I love cabbage! The Buttery Cabbage and Fried Cabbage look awesome. I could probably eat all of it myself.

I love cabbage recipes, especially cole slaw! I think that I'll make the Captain's Coleslaw next time I'm having burgers and serve them with it on top.

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