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36 Cabbage Recipes (+ Easy Dinner Ideas)

These delicious cabbage recipes are here to prove that cabbage is far from boring.

I guarantee you’ll love them. And the picky eaters will, too!

Sauteed Cabbage Chicken in a Bowl
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Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable. That means that cabbage is power-packed with vitamins and minerals.

In fact, only one cup of cabbage contains 85% of your daily vitamin K intake.

And that’s just the beginning! 

From coleslaw to kimchi and everything in between, cabbage is extremely versatile. Eat it raw, roast it, grill it, pickle it, or prepare it however you like! 

So, use this recipe round-up as your guide to cooking this delicious, cruciferous vegetable. There’s a little bit of everything! 

1. Sauteed Cabbage

This recipe is a true showcase of cabbage and why it’s just so darn good. It’s salty, caramelized, acidic, a little crispy, and utterly delicious. 

It’s also made with only seven humble ingredients, so it’s super easy! 

2. Panda Express Super Greens

With this copycat recipe, you get all of the flavor at a percentage of the cost! Plus, it’s super-powered with green goodness. 

This recipe stars kale, cabbage, and broccoli. All of that is sauteed in butter, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Red pepper flakes add just a hint of heat!

This is a fantastic side dish for any number of meals. Orange chicken sounds good to me. Delicious! 

3. Cabbage Roll Casserole

You can find variations of cabbage rolls in cuisines throughout the world, they’re just that yummy.

However, the dish can be a bit tedious to make. This casserole changes that!

Instead of peeling, stuffing, and rolling, all you need to do is layer each element. It’s basically a lasagna with cooked cabbage. It’s rich, filling, and seriously tasty. 

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4. Yakisoba Chicken

This delicious stir-fry will transport you directly to the Land of the Rising Sun. It’s delicious, nutritious, and surprisingly low-calorie for a noodle dish. 

Yakisoba is a popular Japanese street food. Like the original, this version has lots of veggies and meat, plus a tasty sauce. It’s savory and full of exciting flavors. 

However, this recipe has been adapted with some easier-to-find ingredients. That way, anyone can make it.

5. Crockpot Polish Cabbage Rolls (Golabki)

This modern take on the traditional Polish dish might become your go-to comfort dinner. It is savory, rich, and so flavorful. 

Since this golabki is made in the Crockpot, it gives all the flavors time to marry. They’re soft and succulent.

Serve them with mashed potatoes for a dinner your whole family will love. 

6. Corned Beef and Cabbage

You’ll want to eat this delicious dish on more occasions than only St. Patrick’s Day.

While traditionally, cabbage has always been one of the main ingredients, it was never treated that way. This recipe changes that. 

The cabbage is cooked separately, so all of its goodness shines.

The beef is tender and rich. The cabbage is flavorful and a bit crispy. To put it simply, you’ll never make this dish the old way again.

7. Caramelized Cabbage

Would you like to know the secret to amazing cabbage? Caramelization. When cabbage is caramelized, it’s soft and sweet but crispy on the edges.

This dish adds brightness and acidity to an already delightful dish.

After you char the cabbage, you cook it in a flavorful tomato sauce. It’s sweet, smoky, savory, and a little spicy.

Top it with a lemon and dill yogurt sauce and it’s magical. 

8. Moo Shu Chicken

Make this Chinese favorite in the comfort of your own home.

It’s delicious and chock-full of savory, bold, umami flavors. Plus, it saves you money on takeout.

9. 15- Minute Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg rolls are so yummy, but they’re a hassle. Sauteeing, stuffing, rolling, and frying them can be a chore.

This flavorful dish tastes exactly like an egg roll. However, this version is low-carb and low-calorie. You can eat this on its own but it would be great with rice, too. 

10. KFC Coleslaw

Save yourself some money and make this copycat recipe at home! It’s creamy, slightly sweet, zesty, and it tastes just like the original. 

It’s perfect for barbecues, picnics, or any event where you want some home-cookin’. 

11. Beer-Braised Cabbage with Bacon and Apples

Your tastebuds are going to thank you for making this delectable dinner. It might be weird to call a vegetable dish luxurious, but that’s what it is. 

It’s salty, sweet, and rich. It’s indulgent comfort food at its finest. 

12. Yangbaechu Kimchi (Green Cabbage Kimchi)

Kimchi is a delicious Korean side dish made of salted or fermented vegetables. This easy and delicious cabbage recipe uses a bit of both processes.

Initially, this is a salted cabbage dish that you can eat pretty much right away.

However, it keeps for a few weeks in the fridge. It only gets better as it starts to ferment. 

It’s salty, spicy, and full of umami flavor. Kimchi also has lots of good gut-bacteria-feeding probiotics. 

13. Stir-Fried Cabbage

This dish is easy and versatile, so you can incorporate it into almost any dinner. It’s healthy and very tasty, with a fantastic texture. 

You can serve it over rice, over noodles, with meat, or in soup. It’s also great alone!

14. Low-Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

Keto-friendly and totally filling, you’re going to love this dish! You don’t even have to be on Keto to enjoy it.

The best part is that it’s all done in one pot, so clean-up is a cinch! 

This dish features cabbage, beef, alliums, tomatoes, bell peppers, and lots of seasonings. It’s jam-packed with flavor and nutrients. 

 It’s topped with melted cheese, so each bite feels extremely indulgent. 

15. Rustic Cabbage, Potato, and White Bean Soup

I guarantee you’ll be slurping up this hearty, healthy, and vegan soup. It’s warm and flavorful and brimming with veggies.

Although it’s vegan, I know non-vegans will enjoy this soup.

However, I do think this would be delicious with roasted chicken. Feel free to change it up however you like!

16. Easy Cabbage Rolls

Traditional cabbage rolls just got a lot easier. The ingredients are pre-cooked. That means everything is ready much faster!

This version is also special because of a secret ingredient- canned tomato soup! The tomato soup adds thickness and sweetness to the sauce. 

17. Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

This fresh and flavorful salad will be a hit at your next dinner event. This salad is scrumptious and really pretty.  

Purple cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, mandarins, and tatsoi (like bok choy) add a vibrant color.

Each one of those ingredients also brings a load of health benefits to the table. 

Then, you top all of that goodness with a delicious paleo peanut sauce and almonds.

It’s a savory salad with pops of bright sweetness. It’s balanced and AMAZING.  

18. Sweet and Sour German Red Cabbage

Found throughout Northwestern Europe, this delicious dish will take your taste buds on a ride.

When you take a bite of this cabbage, you get hit with bright acidity.

After a moment, that makes way for subtle sweetness. It’s tangy, buttery, and really delicious. 

19. Cabbage Roll Soup

This dish has all of the best parts of cabbage rolls, but in a hearty, filling soup.

It’s perfect for nights when you need a cooking break but still want something homemade. 

This soup tastes exactly like cabbage rolls, but it’s a fraction of the work. You cook everything in one pot.

Brown the meat and onions first, then throw everything else in. 

In under an hour, you have a delicious dinner and the clean-up is easy-peasy. 

20. Cajun Cabbage Jambalaya

Louisiana is calling! This bold and flavorful jambalaya is packed with goodness. It’s smoky, savory, spicy, and filling. 

The whole family will love it.

21. Kielbasa and Cabbage

If you want comfort food, this traditional dish is it. This dish features smoky sausage and soft cabbage. It’s acidic and savory and wonderful.

Plus, it’s fast and easy to make. You’ll have a filling dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. It’s also keto-friendly! 

22. Colcannon (Irish Potatoes and Cabbage)

Add a boost of nutrition to your favorite potato side dish. It’s just as soul-soothing as regular mashed potatoes, but a bit more nourishing. 

This is delicious when made fresh or even using leftovers. This would be so good with roast chicken and even more veggies!

23. Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon

This simple dish is full of rich flavor. It has sugar, spice, and everything nice, like bacon, red cabbage, and red wine.

You and your whole family will love it!

24. Pennsylvania Dutch Pepper Cabbage

I’ve found that the primary objection people have with coleslaw is the mayo-based dressing.

While I love the creaminess of mayo, I can understand the desire for a lighter sauce.

This pepper cabbage is the perfect compromise! The slaw base has all the veggies you know and love- cabbage, carrots, and onions.

But it also has green bell pepper for an extra zip!

Then, everything is topped with sweet vinegar dressing. It’s so simple but so flavorful!

25. Filipino Pancit

Pancit is the Filipino version of stir-fry. And let me tell you just how good it is! 

It’s made with tender, juicy meat, savory, caramelized vegetables, and light and delicate rice noodles. It’s light, healthy, and completely customizable.  

26. Cabbage Soup

If you have a prolific cabbage patch, try this soup. It’s light, fresh, and brimming with tender cabbage. 

This humble soup is vegetarian by nature, but you can customize it however you want! You can add more veggies, protein, or even a starch like rice or pasta. 

27. Pork Dumpling with Napa Cabbage

If you’ve never tried Chinese pork dumplings before, you have to try this version! They’re simple but so delicious. 

These dumplings are salty and rich, and the pork adds just a touch of sweetness. They’re soft, chewy, and fabulous.

28. Beef Cabbage Barley Soup

This hearty soup is perfect on a cold evening. It’s beefy, sweet, salty, and so satisfying. The barley adds a nuttiness that balances every bite.

The whole family will love it. 

29. Potato, Leek, and Cabbage Soup

This vegan soup will keep your belly full and your taste buds happy. It’s easy to make and budget-friendly. 

The basic recipe features potatoes, leeks, cabbage, garlic, veggie stock, and seasoning. However, it is super customizable.

Add more veggies or even meat if you like.

30. Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Onion Dijon Sauce

My favorite way to cook vegetables is by roasting them. Roasting allows the natural flavors to deepen and really shine. Roasted cabbage is fantastic!

The inside gets really soft and sweet, but the edges are where it’s at! They’re caramelized and charred and so, so good. 

When you top an already delightful dish with a creamy, tangy, buttery sauce, it’s heavenly.

31. Baja Fish Tacos

Give Taco Tuesday a West Coast makeover with these Baja fish tacos. They’re fresh and fabulous!

Crispy, beer-battered cod sits on a bed of fresh, barely pickled red cabbage slaw. Then you top it in a creamy, smoky, and spicy chipotle sauce.

32. Cabbage Salad with Apples and Walnuts

If you love crunchy foods, then you need this salad in your life. It also has the added benefit of being very healthy. 

That fabulous texture comes from fresh cabbage, crisp apples, and roasted walnuts.

Don’t worry! All of that crunch is balanced by soft crumbly cheddar cheese.

Then, it’s topped with a simple dressing of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and seasonings. This allows each flavor to shine.

33. Yummy Salmon Burgers with Slaw

If you want a healthy and delicious meal, this is a fantastic option! 

These salmon burgers are crispy and delectable. They’re high-protein and filled with good-for-your-brain fats.

Fresh herbs add an invigorating lightness to the burger.

Now, for the slaw. It’s made with Greek yogurt, cabbage, vinegar, and fresh herbs. It’s crunchy, fresh, and wonderful. 

This is the perfect meal for a warm summer evening. 

34. Cabbage Soup with Beef

This is my perfect vegetable beef soup. It has thick chunks of tender beef, sweet veggies, earthy seasonings, and lots of warm, salty broth. It’s divine

35. Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad

This salad might be simple, but it is super flavorful! 

Fresh cabbage, grated carrots, and cooked chicken are tossed in a sweet and salty dressing.

Add fresh mint and chopped peanuts. It’s crunchy, savory, and super fresh.

36. Kalua Pork and Cabbage

This traditional Hawaiian dish will transport you right to the Islands.

It features savory pulled pork and cabbage that is braised in meat stock. Everything is tender and seriously delicious. 

It’s done in one pot, so clean-up is easy. 

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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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