Cabbage is part of the cruciferous family of veggies, which also includes Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. These veggies are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with vitamin C and antioxidants that can help protect against many diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and even Alzheimer's. Not only do they have basic antioxidants, but new research has found that these compounds in cabbage and broccoli work at a genetic level, producing enzymes that detoxify cells.
Still, many people object to the aroma of cooked cabbage. There's an easy way to fix this: cook cabbage uncovered, in a large amount of liquid, don't use an aluminum pan, and don't overcook it.
We should all eat more cabbage, like German cooks and others do. Follow their lead and enjoy these quick and easy cabbage recipes!
Start with Cabbage Recipes
- Chicken Sunflower Coleslaw
This fresh tasting salad is perfect for a summer lunch or picnic. Two kinds of cabbage and tender chicken are accented with sunflower seeds and golden raisins in a creamy mustard dressing. Yum!
- Unstuffed Cabbage
As delicious as Stuffed Cabbage is, sometimes you want the flavor and feeling of a dish without all the work! This recipe delivers.
- Scalloped Cabbage
Cabbage is layered with a creamy cheese mixture and canned tomatoes in this super simple vegetarian main dish recipe. You could add bacon if you'd like.
- Etruscan Cabbage Bread
This unusual bread is really perfect as a light main dish, served with a fruit salad and some roasted vegetables. Once again, add some bacon, or try Canadian bacon.
- Cabbage Tarts
This simple recipe turns a humble cabbage into a gourmet treat. I like to make it without the beef.
- Stuffed Cabbage
An old family recipe is a classic, delicious, comforting, and easy to make.
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Dip
Serve this dip with chewy soft breadsticks, crudites, and even potato wedges.
- Tomato Cabbage Bisque
Cabbage and tomatoes are natural partners. This simple soup is very inexpensive and filling.
- Cajun Cabbage Jambalaya
Lots of spices add great flavor to this simple recipe. You can use spicy or mild sausage, to match your taste.
- Beef and Cabbage Sandwiches
You don't need to use corned beef; any thinly sliced beef or even ham would be delicious in this great sandwiches.
- Cabbage Tortellini Salad
I love the combination of textures and flavors in this delicious salad. Its invention was an accident: a happy one!
- Freezer Coleslaw
With this recipe in the freezer, a crunchy, fresh-tasting side dish salad or a delicious sandwich is only minutes away.
- Polish Packets
Cook cabbage on a grill with spicy, juicy sausages in this quick and simple recipe.
- Crunchy Cabbage Salad
Ramen noodles add crunch to this simple recipe that can be a side dish or main dish salad.
- Pasta Cabbage Salad
Add pasta to a simple five ingredient cabbage salad for a satisfying lunch recipe. Serve this one with grilled sausages or steak for a wonderful meal.
- Crockpot Red Cabbage and Onions
Red cabbage is cooked with apples and onions in a classic recipe that's the perfect side dish to a roasted pork tenderloin or roast chicken.
- Dilled Coleslaw
This recipe is deceptively simple; it tastes like so much more than the sum of the ingredients. This is a good recipe to use in Corned Beef and Slaw Sandwiches.
Colcannon is a classic Irish dish that combines potatoes with cabbage for a filling, hearty main dish that is very inexpensive.