22 Delicious Cabbage Recipes That Are Perfect Comfort Meals

Cabbage, a budget-friendly and humble vegetable, takes the spotlight in these 22 delicious recipes. Cabbage’s affordability and versatility make it a beloved ingredient and a staple in many cuisines, especially Eastern European and Central European cuisines.

Cabbage offers a mild, slightly peppery flavor with hints of sweetness and tanginess. Its versatility shines as it complements various ingredients, from savory herbs to smoky bacon.

American Haluski

A brown bowl full of haluski, egg noodles with bacon and onion and cabbage. Slices of kielbasa are on top.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

A favorite meal in my home that requires few and humble ingredients. Can anything beat caramelized onions and bacon? You’ll want to make this.

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Red Cabbage Soup With Bacon

Two bowls of red cabbage soup served with sour cream.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

A hearty and simple soup full of flavor. I love to serve it with a dollop of sour cream and fresh herbs.

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Rotkohl: German Braised Red Cabbage

Plate of braised red cabbage.
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This traditional German side dish is incredible! Red cabbage is braised with onions, apples, and spices for a simple but flavorful vegetable side that pairs beautifully with roasted meats.

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Traditional Sauerkraut

A jar of sauerkraut held by hands.
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Have you ever tried making your own sauerkraut? It’s so easy and fun! You can use green or red cabbage and add all sorts of other things like carrots, herbs, and spices — or leave it plain.

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Air Fryer Cabbage

Air fryer cabbage is a simple and delectable side dish that can be made easily. Cabbage wedges, steaks, or chopped cabbage are air-fried until crispy and tender, making for a quick vegetable side dish on hectic weeknights.

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Roasted Cabbage Steaks

These thick cabbage slices are seasoned simply and roasted to perfection, transforming the humble and unpretentious cabbage into the star of the show.

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Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls

These cabbage rolls can be made in just 25 minutes, yet their flavors are rich and satisfying. They are small yet packed with wholesome goodness and are a pleasure to eat.

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Shrimp Tacos

Imagine enjoying some mouth-watering Shrimp Tacos that are anything but average. Picture lightly charred corn tortillas that encase perfectly cooked shrimp with a crispy salt and pepper crust. On top of that, you get a crunchy cabbage and radish slaw, drizzled with a creamy, spicy shrimp taco sauce. To finish it off, add a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

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Cabbage And Sausage Soup

Cabbage and sausage soup is an easy-to-make, filling, and flavorful winter dish.

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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Deliciously tender slow-cooked beef brisket with potatoes, carrots, onion and cabbage. A traditional classic made even simpler in a Crock-Pot.

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Salad Roll Shrimp Bowls With Coconut Rice And Peanut Dressing

Salad roll shrimp bowls with coconut rice and peanut dressing offer all the incredible flavors of salad rolls, but are much simpler to prepare and consume in a bowl. Why not try the salad roll bowl trend today and enjoy a delicious meal without any hassle?

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Fish Taco Bowls

These Fish Taco Bowls are a twist on traditional fish tacos. They are packed with vegetables and loaded with all the toppings. They are naturally gluten-free and lower in carbs than regular tacos, but still have a fresh and flavorful taste. The dish includes a little bit of spiciness, sweetness from juicy mango and creaminess from chipotle aioli.

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Golubtsi Recipe (Easy Russian Stuffed Cabbage)

Whether you call them golubtsi, golabki, golumpki, or simply stuffed cabbage rolls, you’re going to love this classic Eastern European dinner. This recipe is the perfect combination of beef, rice, and cabbage, baked in a tasty tomato sauce. It’s hearty, delicious, and full of simple ingredients!

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Easy Cabbage Fritters with Garlicky Dip

A plate of crispy cabbage fritters served with a garlicky dip.
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Indulge in a plate of easy cabbage fritters served with a flavorful and garlicky dip. These crispy delights make for a delightful and satisfying snack, perfect for sharing with friends and family.

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Beef & Cabbage Soup

A bowl of beef and cabbage soup.
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On a cold day, warm up with a comforting bowl of beef & cabbage soup. This hearty classic is a flavorful blend of tender beef and cabbage, making it the ideal dish for cozy evenings.

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Polish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Golabki)

Cabbage leaves stuffed with a mix of pork, beef, rice, and veggies, rolled up on a plate.
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Experience the rich culinary heritage of Poland with these traditional Polish stuffed cabbage rolls, also known as Golabki. Each bite is a taste of history and the heartwarming flavors of homemade cooking.

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Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage with mustard vinaigrette and apple in a plate.
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Enjoy a flavorful and hearty corned beef & cabbage dinner, inspired by Irish traditions. It’s a satisfying meal choice that brings together tender meat and perfectly cooked cabbage, ideal for sharing with loved ones.

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Roast Savoy Cabbage

Roasted cabbage roasted with oil, seasoning and fennel seeds.
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Roasting Savoy cabbage to perfection reveals its natural sweetness and transforms it into a simple yet delicious side dish. Elevate your dinner with this delightful vegetable.

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The Easiest Cabbage Lasagna

Cheesy cabbage lasagna in a tray.
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Savor The Easiest Cabbage Lasagna, a unique twist on a beloved Italian favorite. This dish is comforting, convenient, and boasts layers of flavor, making it a hit at the dining table.

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Malfouf (Lebanese Cabbage Rolls)

Cabbage rolls stuffed with rice, fresh vegetables and herbs in a plate.
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Explore the flavors of Lebanon with Malfouf, a dish of Lebanese cabbage rolls. Filled with a medley of aromatic spices, each roll is full of flavor.

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Fried Cabbage With Bacon And Onions

A plate of bacon and cabbage.
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Elevate your meal with the irresistible combination of fried cabbage, crispy bacon, and sautéed onions. This quick and tasty side dish adds a burst of flavor to any main course.

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Cabbage Curry

Cabbage curry topping with sliced onions in a pan.
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Spice things up with a satisfying cabbage curry that offers a perfect blend of flavors and a hint of spice. It’s a versatile dish that’s both delectable and nourishing, ideal for any dinner occasion.

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Sauerkraut Recipes

A brown bowl full of thick stew with meatballs, sauerkraut, and vegetables. Sour cream is served on the side in a separate bowl next to a basket of sourdough bread.
Photo Credit: The Peasant’s Daughter.

Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage, and it’s so much more than just a simple side to nibble at, check out my favorite sauerkraut recipes — like German Sauerkraut soup and Segedinsky Gulas.

7 Sauerkraut Recipes for Sauerkraut Enthusiasts

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