20 Ways to Eat More Cabbage

20 Ways to Eat More Cabbage

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Kelli Foster
Nov 1, 2016

Cabbage is having a bit of a moment. People are finally getting behind all this brassica can do. We know it can make a crowd-pleasing slaw and a tangy batch of kraut, but we're not stopping there. From a quick weeknight stir-fry, to a spiced curry, to a deep-dish casserole, here are 20 ways to get more cabbage on the dinner table.

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1. Roasted Cabbage with Mustard Vinaigrette

A tangy vinaigrette turns this humble vegetable into an inexpensive side dish that is perfect for pairing with roasted meats and sausage.

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2. Deep-Dish Cabbage and Farro Casserole

Inspired by stuffed cabbage, this thick and meaty casserole is built on the sweet and sour flavors of cabbage, tomatoes, and vinegar.

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3. Roasted Cabbage with Bacon

This simple side dish is a fun way to up your roasting repertoire. The high heat from the oven mellows the cabbage until it's mild and sweet. But the real treat is the way the bacon fat seeps into the leaves, permeating every bite with its smoky flavor.

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4. Roasted Cabbage Slaw with Hazelnuts & Lemon

A quick broil mellows the funky flavor of shredded cabbage, and adds a note of charred smokiness to this warm fall salad.

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5. Vegan Stir-Fried Cabbage in Peanut Sauce

Whether you're in it for the cabbage or the coconut-infused peanut sauce, this stir-fry does not disappoint. Napa or Savory cabbage are your best picks — they have thin leaves that cook quickly and easily absorb the sauce.

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6. Sweet and Spicy Braised Cabbage

Thanks to the pressure cooker, this tender braised side dish goes from prep to your plate in about 15 minutes.

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7. Roasted Red Cabbage and Rainbow Pepper Slaw

For a slaw with a twist, red cabbage takes center stage. Roast it first to bring out its sweetness and then add a handful of fresh herbs like cilantro and parsley as salad greens rather than a garnish.

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8. Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing

This is the side you'll love for the way grilling (or roasting) mellows the cabbage's flavor. Don't be shy about dousing it in the Thai-inspired dressing — you want it to seep into the nooks of each wedge.

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9. Crisp Tuna-Cabbage Salad

Let cabbage bring the crunch. Shredded cabbage gives this lunchtime classic a light, fresh twist.

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10. Fish Tacos with Quick Cabbage Slaw

Here's how you make cabbage a mainstay on Taco Tuesdays. Spicy jalapeños and the zing of lime juice know how to make this quick red cabbage slaw pop.

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11. Crunchy Cabbage & Ramen Noodle Salad

If what you crave is crunch with a side of nostalgia, this classic sesame slaw with a ramen garnish has you covered.

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12. Cabbage in Mild Yogurt and Mustard Seed Curry

This curry turns cabbage into total comfort food. Yogurt keeps it creamy and tangy, while spices ensure complexity. Serve this curry as a side to chicken or pork, or pair it with rice for a main course.

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13. Pasta and Potatoes with Cabbage (Pizzoccheri)

Pizzoccheri is a pasta dish that hails from the Lombardy region of Italy, nudged up against the Swiss border. It relies on shredded cabbage and sliced red potato to create an ultra-hearty pasta dinner.

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14. Watercress and Cabbage Stir-Fry

This is the 10-minute dinner that will pull you from your stale stir-fry rut. Peppery watercress and crunchy green cabbage come together quickly in this light yet satisfying one-pan dinner.

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15. Hot & Sour Soup with Mushroom, Cabbage, and Rice

This is a two-for-one deal that will curb your cabbage craving and beat the chill in the air at the same time. This tangy soup wins points for versatility and a simple ingredient list chocked full of pantry staples.

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16. Cabbage Slaw with Ginger-Tahini Dressing

It doesn't have to be summer to enjoy a good slaw. Swap this version, filled with red cabbage, shredded beets, fresh cilantro, and a smooth gingery dressing, for your standard green salad to keep your cold-weather meals bright.

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17. Wine-Braised Cabbage

This is the cozy side dish you'll want to pair with thick cuts of meat and roast chicken. Braising softens cabbage's sometimes-bitter bite with a gentle bath of white wine and butter. Top this dish off with plenty of Parmesan before bringing it to the table.

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18. Kohlrabi and Cabbage Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing

The beauty of both cabbage and kohlrabi is that they're sturdy enough for this fresh salad to be made ahead of time, without the risk of super-soggy greens. The dressing will taste even better the next day.

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19. Bryant Terry's Napa Cabbage & Kale Coleslaw with Creamy Miso-Ginger Dressing

This is the super-fresh coleslaw for those who adore all the green things. The creamy dressing that gets mixed in is complex and a little spicy with its major flavor points coming from miso paste and ginger.

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20. How To Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar

Treat yourself to a fun DIY project. Sauerkraut is a good introduction if you're new to fermenting. Your brats and sausages will thank you — this stuff is world's apart from store-bought.

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