Cabbage Casserole With Cheddar Cheese

Head of cabbage

Diana Rattray / The Spruce Eats

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
394 Calories
27g Fat
23g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 394
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 504mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 15g
Calcium 457mg 35%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy cabbage recipe is a flavorful au gratin style casserole cooked with butter and a creamy sauce. Before baking, the casserole is topped with cheddar cheese and buttery breadcrumbs.


  • 1 medium head cabbage sliced thin
  • 10 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

Steps to Make It

  1. Boil sliced cabbage in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Drain and add 2 tablespoons butter; set aside.

  3. In a small saucepan, melt 6 tablespoons butter; stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring until thickened and bubbly.

  4. In a greased 3-quart or 13x9x2-inch pan, layer half of drained cabbage, pour half of the cream sauce, then the rest of the cabbage and cream sauce on the top.

  5. Sprinkle the top with the shredded cheese.

  6. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and toss with breadcrumbs; sprinkle over the cheese layer.

  7. Bake uncovered in a 350 F oven for about 40 to 45 minutes. Serves 10 to 12.