58 Cabbage Recipes That'll Have You Saying There's No Way That's Actually Cabbage (2024)

If you've only eating been eating it in coleslaw, it's time to expand your horizons.

By Camille Lowder
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If the only association you have with cabbage is coleslaw, it's time to expand your horizons. Whether we’re talking red cabbage, Napa cabbage, savoy cabbage, or even bok choy, this cruciferous veggie is actually SO versatile. Think of it another way: You know how cauliflower can be transformed into everything under the sun? Cabbage is kind of like that, with the added benefit of being extra crisp, crunchy, and super-fresh tasting. Check out our list of 58 cabbage recipes for proof and to help get your creative cabbage juices flowing.

Speaking of, you’ll want to keep in mind that the vegetable's water content is pretty high, so don't be afraid to salt it pretty heavily while cooking with it. Because it’s so hearty, it stands up to cooking techniques like braising or roasting wayyy better than other greens. Check out our coconut-braised cabbage, our cabbage roll skillet, or our bacon-fried cabbage to see what we mean.

Where a romaine salad can sometimes feel not-so-filling, that’s never the case with cabbage—check out our crunch salad, our copycat Cheesecake Factory Mexican tortilla salad, or our mandarin orange chicken salad to see what we mean. It’s also a joy in veggie soups (hello borsht!), and pairs super-well alongside noodles, like in our , our Japanese chicken yakisoba, or our Korean jajangmyeon.

Are noodles a no-go? Whether you’re on a keto or low-carb diet, or are just cutting down on gluten, cabbage is there for you. This humble veggie can easily be turned into a variety of low-carb delights, from a burrito or enchiladas to a bunless cheeseburger or Philly cheesesteak. Avoiding meat? Cabbage is also a vegetarian dream. We know it’s not quite the same as a steak, but serve it breaded, like in our cabbage schnitzel; topped with cheese, like in our cabbage Parm; or topped with mushroom gravy, like in our whole roasted cabbage, and we bet you won’t even miss the meat.

Wait a sec, we can't talk about cabbage without talking about St. Patrick's Day! The Irish really take their cabbage seriously, most popularly in classic . Follow our tips to make your at-home version the best it can be, then check out all the rest of our Irish-inspired meals to pair along with it this St. Patrick’s Day too.

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Bacon Fried Cabbage

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If you want to venture into the world of cabbage that goes beyond corned beef or coleslaw, try this fried cabbage on for size. Hearty and flavorful, it only requires 5 ingredients (if you don't count the salt and pepper). Plus, one of those ingredients is bacon! This simple recipe might just convert even the most ardent of cabbage haters.

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Cabbage Schnitzel

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A breaded fried cutlet is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and these cabbage schnitzels are no exception. Coated in crispy golden brown bread crumbs and drizzled with a luscious mushroom gravy, this vegetarian spin on a meaty classic will delight meat lovers and vegetarians alike.

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Cabbage Roll Skillet

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Cabbage rolls just became a viable weeknight dinner with this quicker to make skillet dinner. The cabbage turns tender but stay a little bit more al dente than when you cook actual cabbage rolls, resulting in a nice textural contrast when you’re enjoying this in bowl form.

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Coconut-Braised Cabbage

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Cabbage is one of the great unsung heroes of the vegetable world, and this recipe is the perfect example. In it, big wedges of cabbage are seared, then simmered along with chickpeas, in a savory and slightly spicy coconut milk broth. You’ll be amazed how this humble vegetable is transformed into something to brag about

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Egg Roll Bowls

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When we’re craving crispy egg rolls but need a more filling lunch option, we turn to these egg roll bowls. These unwrapped bowls are the perfect solution when you want all the flavors of the take-out snack, but are in need of something to keep you full for hours to come.

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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Mexican Tortilla Salad

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Everyone is obsessed with The Cheesecake Factory's Mexican tortilla salad, and for good reason: it gets piled high on a crispy tostada and looks so fun and exciting as it’s making its way to your table. There are a lot of components to this salad, but the good news is that each is super-quick and easy to make at home too.

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Steamed Cabbage

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Cabbage is a natural flavor absorber that pairs well with punchy, intense ingredients like bacon, gochujang (like in kimchi), or vinegar (like in coleslaw), but we also think it can stand up and shine all on its own. This (vegetarian!) steamed cabbage is the perfect way to experience cabbage in all its vegetal glory.

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Kimchi

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Kimchi is a broad name for a type of fermented Korean banchan—or side dish—that is served alongside most meals in Korea. Serve it alongside bibimbap, stir it into fried rice, or fold it into creamy pasta.

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Corned Beef & Cabbage Quesadillas

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These corned beef and cabbage-inspired quesadillas feature Swiss cheese, beef, and cabbage wrapped up in flour tortillas. Sauerkraut and stone-ground mustard are also taking center stage in a creamy dipping sauce to serve alongside. Taste buds, get ready!

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Beer Braised Cabbage

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Don’t overlook the humble cabbage! It’s a natural flavor absorber that pairs well with punchy, intense ingredients (think kimchi), but we also think it can stand up and shine all on its own.

Get the Beer Braised Cabbage recipe.

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Chicken Yakisoba

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Yakisoba is an insanely popular dish that first started appearing in Japanese food stalls in the 1940s. The noodles are often cooked on big flat top griddles, chock-full of all type of ingredients from pork belly to kimchi. We went with chicken for this recipe, but feel free to throw in whatever you like.

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Cabbage Parmesan

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Craving chicken Parm but trying to eat less meat? This cabbage recipe is about to blow your mind. It's even Italian mother-approved!

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Classic Coleslaw

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A classic, staple side dish to rely on, coleslaw is a must when it comes to summer BBQs, potlucks, and picnics. Everyone needs a go-to recipe, and we happen to think that ours is the one you should reach for.

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Jjajangmyeon

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Commonly ordered in noodle shops, and even more commonly devoured in the instant form of chappaghetti (or jjapaghetti), jajangmyeon is Korean comfort fare at its best. For our recipe, we use slightly less expensive pork belly, but if you want to splurge, by all means go off and use more traditional steak!

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Spicy Ahi Tuna Nachos

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This recipe takes all the things you love about spicy tuna and turns it into crispy, delicious nachos. You'll start by quickly frying up some wonton wrappers to make crispy chips, then topping them with some tuna poke. You'll then top the whole thing with avocado, cabbage, scallions, and sesame seeds, then drizzle on homemade spicy mayo.

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Whole Roasted Cabbage

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This gorgeous, whole-roasted stunner is the perfect holiday substitute for vegetarians. It's savory, sweet, and salty on the outside and super tender on the inside. Topped with lots of silky mushroom gravy, we doubt anyone at your table will be missing meat.

Get the Whole Roasted Cabbage recipe.

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Air Fryer Egg Rolls

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Since this recipe includes the not-so-traditional act of air frying, we figured we'd keep the filling classic with carrots, celery, cabbage, and crispy pork; however, any multitude of fillings could work (and we recommend you experiment)! Check out our antipasto, Reuben, or Buffalo chicken egg rolls for inspo.

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Cabbage Wrap Brats

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These cabbage wraps are everything you love about beer brats, sans bun! One of the best parts? We cook our onions in the same pan as our brats—one, for less dirty dishes, and two, because it creates the most melt-in-your-mouth-delicious caramelized onions EVER.

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Cabbage Roll Soup

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Feeling nostalgic for cabbage rolls, but want a quick dinner instead? Try a savory bowl of cabbage roll soup that is prepared in just two easy steps. It's the perfect solution when you're craving all the same comforting flavors, in half the time.

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Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage

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A staple holiday dish, corned beef and cabbage completes any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Simple, satisfying, and easy to make, this deserves to be celebrated more than one day a year.

Get the Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe.

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