50+ Great Recipes That Start with Cabbage
Cabbage is an unsung kitchen hero. People tend to forget about it until St. Patrick’s Day rolls around. But it’s worth considering any time of the year. Believe it or not, cabbage is actually one of the most versatile vegetables in your arsenal. The moment you begin to think beyond slaws and salads is when you begin to discover the amazingly delicious ways a simple head of cabbage can turn into a perfect dinner.
But first, let’s start with a quick refresher: When it comes to buying a head of cabbage, you’ve got some choices. When you’re browsing through recipes or head to the produce aisle, there four cabbage varieties you’re most likely to come across: green, red, Napa, and Savoy.
While all can be shredded and eaten raw in salads and slaws, mild and tender Napa cabbage is a common addition in stir-fries and soup, and Savoy cabbage, which is less crispy than the other varieties, does its best work when cooked (we particularly love it as a wrapper for cabbage rolls).
While you’re exploring the possibilities, don’t sleep on our handy guide to shredding, cooking, and storing cabbage.
From traditional slaws and salads to stir-fries and soups, we predict you’ll become quite friendly with cabbage in the months ahead. Here are over 50 cabbage recipes to make and eat right now.
Main Dishes with Cabbage
From stir-fries, to skillet dinners, to pasta, there are so many dinner recipes that make cabbage the star of the table.
Cabbage Sides and Soup
From roasting and grilling, to braising and sautéeing, there’s no shortage of ways to transform cabbage into an easy side dish to sidekick with whatever you’re cooking for dinner.
Salads and Slaws
Classic coleslaw is a beloved for a reason, but it barely scratches the surface on all the ways you can turn a head of cabbage into a crave-worthy, crunchy slaw.