24 Cabbage Recipes That'll Add Color and Crunch to Your Meals

Raw Cabbage
Brett Stevens

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.

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Whole Stuffed Cabbage

whole stuffed cabbage served on a white plate
Marcus Nilsson

Lean ground turkey and diced tomatoes lend heft to the filling that defines this stuffed cabbage recipe. Alternating layers of pretty Savoy cabbage leaves and the nutrient-rich filling are arranged in a tight formation and transferred to a Dutch oven to roast for just under one hour.

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Cabbage-and-Bacon Sandwiches

cabbage-and-bacon sandwich served with mayonnaise
Marcus Nilsson

A genius twist on a classic BLT sandwich, this version swaps the usual lettuce for sautéed green cabbage. The bitter taste complements the fatty bacon and salty minced anchovies in this recipe.

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Minestrone with Cabbage and Anelli

minestrone with cabbage and anelli served in a white dish
Marcus Nilsson

This tomato-based soup is packed with hearty ingredients such as butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and green cabbage. Make this vegetarian recipe in the fall or winter when the produce is at its peak.

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Shredded Cabbage Slaw with Ginger Vinaigrette

shredded cabbage with ginger vinaigrette topped with sesame seeds
Marcus Nilsson

For this inspired slaw, you'll dress two types of cabbage—Savoy and red cabbage—plus shredded carrots with an Asian-inspired vinaigrette made from rice vinegar, grated fresh ginger, and sugar.

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Southern Fried Cabbage with Smoked Sausage

fried cabbage with sausage on orange table
Bryan Gardner

An entire head of green cabbage shines in this one-pot dinner recipe. It cooks down with chopped yellow onion, brown sugar, and Creole seasoning in a braiser pan; smoked sausage links are added at the end.

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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

instant pot corned beef with cabbage potatoes and carrots
Bryan Gardner

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.

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Roasted Sausages with Cabbage and Squash

sausages cabbage vegetables on baking sheet
Justin Walker

This comforting sheet pan supper comes together in under one hour. Sweet Italian sausage roasts with kabocha squash and green cabbage for the perfect fall meal.

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Shredded-Carrot-and-Cabbage Coleslaw

carrot cabbage slaw
Ren Fuller

Enjoy this bright, crunchy twist on traditional coleslaw. The recipe features shredded carrots, red cabbage, and thinly sliced scallions, which are tossed in a sharp and sweet dressing made from apple cider vinegar, whole-grain mustard, and honey.

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Lamb-and-Rice-Stuffed Cabbage

Lamb-and-Rice-Stuffed Cabbage
Louise Hagger

Savoy cabbage leaves are filled with a flavorful, textural mixture of ground lamb, cooked brown rice, pine nuts, and dried currants in this classic take on stuffed cabbage.

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Pork-and-Cabbage Soup

pork cabbage soup
Christopher Testani

On a cold winter's night, there's nothing like a hearty bowl of soup. And this recipe is no exception. It's inspired by the Polish cabbage soup known as kapusniak—sauerkraut and Savoy cabbage are both used here.

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Dilled Cabbage-and-Cucumber Slaw

dilled cabbage and cucumber slaw
Ryan Liebe

Try this version of coleslaw—we switched it up by using a combination of sour cream and mayonnaise, plus diced cucumber and sliced Savoy cabbage. Fresh lemon juice and fresh dill contrast the creamy, hearty slaw with their brightness.

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Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage

Andrew Purcell

Tuscan kale and Savoy cabbage team up to create a lean, green base for salmon to roast on. The entire dinner cooks on one sheet pan for a simple weeknight meal.

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Gemelli with Red Cabbage, Beet, and Prosciutto

Johnny Miller

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.

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Braised Pork with Cabbage and Apples

Jonathan Lovekin

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.

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Beef and Cabbage Tacos

Yuki Sugiura

Did someone say taco night? Toasted tortillas bring ground beef together with savory add-ons, including vibrant red cabbage.

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Roasted Salmon, Red Cabbage, and New Potatoes

Jonathan Lovekin

Upgrade simple fillets of salmon with a sauce that packs a punch—a combination of grainy mustard and prepared horseradish are mixed together and smeared over the fish. Bake it over a red of potato wedges and sliced red cabbage.

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Potato-Cabbage Slaw

Marcus Nilsson

Instead of serving both potato salad and coleslaw at your next picnic or barbecue, why not make a two-in-one salad? A combination of boiled potatoes and thinly sliced Savoy cabbage are mixed with sour cream, safflower oil, fresh dill, and white wine vinegar.

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Quinoa Salad with Kale and Napa Cabbage

Sesame Kale Salad
Bryan Gardner

Looking for a winter salad recipe? You've come to the right place. This delicious salad pairs leafy kale and hearty Napa cabbage with cooked quinoa and a bright, citrus dressing made from orange juice, lemon juice, honey, and grated ginger.

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Roasted Kielbasa with Apples and Cabbage

Romulo Yanes

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.

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Roasted Cabbage

Roasted Cabbage Wedges
John Kernick

You don't always need to dress to impress. This simple preparation of green cabbage is made by cutting each head into one-inch thick rounds, brushing with olive oil and seasoning with salt, pepper, and fennel seeds.

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Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots

Bryan Gardner

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.

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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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.

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Roasted Mixed Cabbages

Marcus Nilsson

Firm vegetables, including cruciferous cabbage, are roasted together to become a vibrant side. Mix your green and red cabbage with Brussels sprouts, turnips, cabbages, and shallots.

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Asian-Inspired Cabbage Slaw


A small head of shredded Savoy or green cabbage becomes the base for this savory slaw. Toppings include lime juice, cilantro leaves, scallions, carrots, and freshly minced jalapeño peppers.

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