Cabbage Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions

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There are so many different and great cabbage recipes out there and they all seem to call for cabbage in different ways -- by the size of the head, which can be small, medium or large, by the pound, by the cup, raw, cooked, shredded, grated, julienned and so on. Due to this, it can be a little confusing when trying to figure exactly how much you need for a recipe.

Here are some basic rules of thumb that should help you navigate the intricacies of measuring cabbage, as this can become a reference point to easily distinguish your cabbage-based needs.

Cabbage Measures, Substitutions, and Equivalents

  • 1/4 pound cooked cabbage = 1 serving
  • 1 medium head cabbage = 4 servings
  • 1 medium head cabbage = about 2 pounds
  • 1 pound fresh raw cabbage = 2 cups cooked
  • 1 pound fresh raw cabbage = 4 servings cooked
  • 1 medium raw cabbage = 4 cups raw shredded
  • 1 pound raw shredded = 9 to 10 servings raw
  • 2-pound head cabbage = about 10 cups shredded

Cabbage Recipes

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