Easy Cabbage Recipes

Boiled, Baked, or Stewed Cabbage Side Dishes

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Cabbage is a nutritious vegetable that has many applications and goes well with everything from pork to beef to lamb to chicken and other poultry. It's readily available in the supermarket, inexpensive, and you can store it for a long period before using it, so it's a good choice when on a budget.

Here are ​some cabbage recipes for side dishes, including braised cabbage, red cabbage, slow-cooker cabbage, cabbage salad, and more that are easy to prepare and scrumptious.

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    Cabbage with Cheese Sauce and Bacon
    Diana Rattray

    Wedges of cabbage are cooked and served with a simple cheddar cheese sauce in this recipe. Add crumbled bacon for a great cabbage side dish that looks pretty on the plate, especially when served alongside your main protein, such as sausages or pork tenderloin.

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    Closed-Up Of Leeks And Cabbages For Sale At Market

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    This easy cabbage recipe is a tasty side dish to just about any meal, especially corned beef, pot roast, or baked ham. The cabbage and leeks are sautéed and then simmered instead of braised with a small amount of chicken stock, butter, and seasonings until a little bit of crunch is still left in the cabbage.

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    Baked Cabbage Gratin
    Diana Rattray

    A little mustard adds zing to this delicious Cheddar cabbage casserole. Serve this flavorful cabbage casserole as part of a family meal, or make it part of a holiday dinner.  Parmesan cheese can be added to the buttered breadcrumb topping for more taste and texture.

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    cabbage and tomatoes in a little pot
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    This easy recipe teams cabbage with stewed tomatoes and onion for a delicious and fuss-free slow-cooker side dish. It couldn't get any easier than this. It adds color to your plate as well as packing excellent nutrition when you serve it with meat or chicken.

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    red cabbage and apple
    Diana Rattray

    Nutritious red cabbage is delicious with a little bacon, tart Granny Smith apples, optional caraway seeds, and seasonings. You can use turkey bacon to keep the dish low in fat. ​​The red wine can be replaced with more beef stock if you prefer.

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    Cabbage and bacon in a big pot


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    This simple combination of cabbage and bacon is a snap to prepare and cook. Some chicken broth or water, cabbage, onion, and bacon come together in this easy dish.

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    Cabbage Cooked in Tomato Juice
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    Coarsely chopped cabbage is cooked with tomato juice, broth, and seasonings in this healthy and tasty dish. ​it's a super-easy recipe to prepare and cook. Spice it up by using spicy V-8 juice and Cajun seasoning.

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    cabbage wedges
    Diana Rattray

    This boiled cabbage couldn't be easier, and there are so many possible variations for flavor. Drizzle the boiled cabbage with pepper vinegar sauce or simply add butter.

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    head of cabbage
    Diana Rattray

    Cabbage is boiled, cut into wedges and then baked with tomatoes, caraway seed, onion, garlic and chicken broth to make this delicious side dish.

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    cabbage gratin in a serving dish
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    Cabbage is cooked with butter and a creamy sauce then topped with Cheddar cheese and buttery cracker crumbs for an au gratin-style vegetable dish.