24 Cabbage Recipes That'll Add Color and Crunch to Your Meals
From stuffed cabbage to slaw to sheet-pan suppers, this leafy green (or red!) vegetable is a delicious and healthy addition to any recipe.
Whether it's shredded for a slaw or sautéed to a golden crisp for a side, cabbage is one of the most versatile vegetables. Our cabbage recipes include the most popular varieties—red and green cabbage—as well as Napa and Savoy cabbage. Cabbage is part of the Brassica oleracea family and its vibrant color and winter heartiness make it a favorite for both main courses and side dishes. Ahead, we're sharing our superstar recipes that are sure to make you fall in love with cabbage all over again.
Start by keeping things simple with our recipe for Cabbage-and-Bacon Sandwiches—it's an upgraded version of a basic BLT. Cabbage is cooked with chopped yellow onion, minced anchovies, and lemon juice until it becomes wilted. The mixture is served with crispy bacon for a super flavorful, vibrant sandwich.
For a quick weeknight dinner, whip up our Beef and Cabbage Tacos, which are on the table in just 20 minutes. Ground beef is sautéed with the zest and juice of a lime, red pepper flakes, garlic, and shredded cabbage until the meat is browned and thoroughly cooked and the cabbage has wilted. Pile the mixture into corn tortillas for a meal that will make your family will gladly gobble up any night of the week.
We also have two soup recipes that let cabbage take the wheel. Our Italian-inspired Minestrone with Cabbage and Anelli makes use of butternut squash and sweet potatoes, as well as green cabbage, for a warming bite. Or try our recipe for Pork-and-Cabbage Soup, which is made with both bacon and pork spareribs, plus sauerkraut and raw Savoy cabbage for a scoop that's full of flavor and might.
Whether you're choosing a simple side or making cabbage the star of the show, we guarantee this leafy vegetable won't disappoint.
Whole Stuffed Cabbage
Minestrone with Cabbage and Anelli
Shredded Cabbage Slaw with Ginger Vinaigrette
Southern Fried Cabbage with Smoked Sausage
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Whether you like to enjoy it on St. Patrick's Day or any night of the year, make use of the popular multi-cooker to prepare this Irish-inspired dinner in a flash. What makes this dish so special is the use of herbs and spices including mustard seeds, black peppercorns, juniper berries, allspice berries, and bay leaves.
Roasted Sausages with Cabbage and Squash
Dilled Cabbage-and-Cucumber Slaw
Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage
Gemelli with Red Cabbage, Beet, and Prosciutto
Take a look at this stunning, purple-tinted pasta recipe. The vibrant color is all thanks to red cabbage, beets, and red wine, which add heft to this savory, hearty pasta dish.
Braised Pork with Cabbage and Apples
We're declaring this the ultimate fall recipe: Pork tenderloin is served with a flavorful combination of red cabbage, fennel wedges, and red apples, which are cooked in a combination of apple cider vinegar, apple cider, and chicken broth.
Beef and Cabbage Tacos
Roasted Salmon, Red Cabbage, and New Potatoes
Quinoa Salad with Kale and Napa Cabbage
Roasted Kielbasa with Apples and Cabbage
This German-inspired recipe is a genius take on a sheet-pan supper. Red cabbage wedges roast alongside red onions, Gala apples, and smoked kielbasa for a weeknight meal that comes together in one hour.
Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots
This recipe includes an apple-cider vinaigrette, which may help lower cholesterol and blood-glucose levels, and earthy hemp seeds that are packed with protein and healthy fats.
Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
This version of the famous corned-beef-and-cabbage combo is made in a slow-cooker, which produces fork-tender meat and makes for easy clean-up.