Cabbage is one of the most underrated vegetables, as people tend to gravitate toward broccoli, spinach, and even lettuce for many dishes.
But this mild veggie - with a slightly sweet, bitter, or even fruity flavor depending on the type - is exceptionally versatile, going well with salads, sandwiches, and more.
If you’re a fan of cabbage or looking to switch things up in the kitchen, here are 27 versatile cabbage recipes to impress your family, guests, or just yourself!
- Simple Cabbage Salad
- Stuffed Cabbage Pigs in a Blanket
- Feta and Honey Cabbage Salad
- Simple Base Cabbage Soup
- Leek, Carrot, Cabbage Fried Rice
- Braised Cabbage
- Slow Cooker Potatoes, Sausage, and Cabbage
- Warm Cabbage Salad With Carrots and Thyme
- Red Cabbage Slaw Chia Seeds
- Cabbage, Sausage, and Apple Beer Stew
- Kale and Purple Cabbage Salad
- Certosa Cabbage Salad
- Cabbage Feta Pear Salad
- Warm Cabbage Taco Salad Using Leftovers
- Napa Cabbage Salad With Ginger, Red Peppers, and Almonds
- Cabbage Beet and Grapefruit Slaw
- Asian-Inspired Spicy Cabbage and Turkey
- Asian Almond Cabbage Slaw
- Ground Turkey With Red Cabbage and Apple
- Roasted Grilled Cabbage
- One-Pot Cabbage, Ham, and Potatoes
- Fall Slaw With Asian Pears and Almonds
- Pork Hock Stew
- The Simplest Mayo-Free Coleslaw Ever
- Fish Tacos With Avocado Lime Dressing
- Blue Cado Tostada
- Moo Shu Pork Tacos With Pineapple Salsa
This cabbage salad is easy to make with a few ingredients you likely already have in your home, like apple cider vinegar.
And it goes swimmingly on sandwiches!
This tasty, traditional dish is ideal for family dinners because it combines healthy cabbage with savory sausage or hot dog meat. The whole team is bound to enjoy it.
This salad is a balanced and refreshing combination of crisp cabbage, creamy feta cheese, and a drizzle of sweet honey, which results in a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.
If simplicity is your ultimate goal, don’t hesitate to try this simple base cabbage soup. It’s hearty and flavorful while still being light enough to start any dinnertime meal with.
The onion-like taste of leek combined with slightly sweet carrots and mildly earthy cabbage create a flavor sensation that works swimmingly with fried rice.
Braised beef is delightful, but if you’re vegetarian, you could opt for this flavor-packed braised cabbage instead. It’s easy to make, so it might become your side dish go-to.
Having a slow cooker makes it simple to whip up this tasty potato, sausage, and cabbage stew. It includes onions and salt, but you can include your favorite spices as well.
If you want a healthy meal but don’t like eating cold food, why not try this warm cabbage salad? The carrots add some sweetness, and the punchy thyme will keep you coming back for more.
Red cabbage has a particularly bold and peppery taste that works perfectly for a tasty and versatile slaw, perhaps because the flavor blends well with punchy Italian dressing.
This dynamic and hearty stew featuring light beer is a must-try for those who love bold flavors. It’s warm and super satisfying, making it perfect for chill, cozy autumn evenings.
Kale is another underrated veggie, and when paired with slightly peppery purple cabbage, zesty mustard, sweet honey, and other flavorful ingredients, you’ll get a whirlwind of flavor in each bite!
This Italian-inspired cabbage salad is the perfect dish to serve on the side of your next family meal or friendly gathering. It goes well alongside creamy pasta or hearty Italian soups.
Cabbage Feta Pear Salad is a delightful medley of crunchy cabbage, tangy feta cheese, and sweet, juicy pears, offering a refreshing and satisfying taste experience.
This recipe offers a creative and flavorful way to repurpose leftover ingredients into a hearty and nutritious taco-inspired salad featuring warm cabbage as a base for a delicious meal.
This zesty and crunchy salad combines the refreshing taste of Napa cabbage, the bold kick of ginger, the vibrant sweetness of red peppers, and the nutty goodness of almonds.
This slaw is perfect for more adventurous eaters who enjoy unique flavor combinations. It’s also ideal for a potluck, as this dish tends to stand out among the rest!
With ingredients like ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil, you can’t go wrong with this Asian-inspired spicy cabbage and turkey. Red pepper flakes add a pleasant kick to this dish.
Another Asian-inspired dish on this list is this almond and cabbage slaw, featuring ginger, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar. It’s perfect alongside fried rice or dumplings.
If you’re looking for a unique way to use your ground turkey, you’d be remiss not to try this recipe featuring red cabbage and apples. The apples add a soft, irresistible consistency.
This mouthwatering dish features cabbage that’s grilled to perfection, resulting in a smoky, caramelized exterior and a tender, flavorful interior. It makes a simple yet delectable side at a barbecue.
This hearty, comforting dish combines the rich flavors of ham and tender potatoes with the wholesome goodness of cabbage, all cooked together in one pot for an easy meal.
This delightful seasonal salad embraces the essence of autumn. It combines crisp and juicy Asian pears and crunchy almonds with a medley of colorful vegetables, including cabbage.
This stew is a hearty dish made with tender, slow-cooked pork hocks, vegetables like cabbage and carrots, and aromatic herbs. The result is a rich dish ideal for colder months.
This cabbage slaw is light and refreshing. It also embraces simplicity with its crisp texture and tangy dressing but is far from boring, making it a perfect side dish for any occasion.
It’s hard to resist a dish featuring tender fish, fresh tortillas, and a creamy avocado lime dressing. These fish tacos offer the perfect blend of zesty and savory flavors in each bite.
This unique and visually striking dish combines fresh tortillas with creamy avocado, delivering a delightful fusion of texture. It also includes blueberries for a unique twist!
This meal is perfect for those who enjoy both savory and sweet flavors, as it includes tender shredded pork, crunchy purple cabbage, and zesty pineapple salsa.