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Stewed, Stuffed, or Stir-Fried: Cabbage Recipes You’ll Want to Try

Cabbage rolls in a black pot, next to some bowls of spices on a wooden table.
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This hearty vegetable is versatile and pairs wonderfully with so many meals. From sizzling stir-fries to comforting casseroles, each one of these cabbage recipes is packed with character.

This often-overlooked vegetable comes in a variety of colors (green, red, purple, and white), shapes, and textures. It adds heartiness to dishes, provides a depth of flavor like no other, and holds remarkable nutrient content.

Try any one of these tasty cabbage recipes, and you’ll also appreciate taking in all those vitamins and minerals.

Keto Instant Pot Cabbage Beef Stew

Enjoy eating all the warm dishes that come with the months of winter while the days are still cold. Nothing quite beats a hot and hearty stew—especially as you count down the days to spring.

This recipe checks off so many things on your list. It’s budget-friendly, low-carb and keto-friendly, gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30! And did we mention your Instant Pot does most of the work?

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

A plate of stuffed cabbage rolls stacked on top of each other.
Dinner at the Zoo

Stuffed cabbage rolls are a classic adored by many around the world. In fact, these are what comes to mind when most people think of this leafy green vegetable.

If you’ve never had the opportunity to devour these tasty stuffed packages of goodness, this recipe is for you! You’ll learn some tips and tricks from someone who’s worked a long time to perfect this dish. Now, it’s your turn to give it a try.

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Caramelized Cabbage and Onion Pasta

This recipe flaunts a tasty cabbage sauce that will pair nicely with the pasta of your choice. The meal is straightforward enough to make and requires just a few humble ingredients.

A bit of slicing and caramelizing is all you have to do before tossing this tasty dish together. All ingredients are vegan, but you can easily substitute if you want.

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Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry

A pair of chopsticks holding a bite of cabbage stir-fry over a bowl full of it.
Budget Bytes

This recipe is full of flavorful ingredients and colorful vegetables, including cabbage. The best part about this meal is how inexpensive it is to make. The author even priced each ingredient, so you know how much it will cost to throw this dish together.

First, you prepare a simple stir-fry sauce, and then shred your veggies to perfection. Ground beef, ginger salt, and pepper make their way into the pot before you add the vegetables and sauce.

Enjoy this delicious meal with a drizzle of sriracha and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

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Cabbage Fried Rice

Here’s a yummy side dish option that pairs nicely with dozens of meals you likely make throughout the year. Carrots, onions, and cabbage all go in the skillet with Jasmati rice (long-grain rice derived from jasmine and basmati).

Next time you make some teriyaki chicken or shrimp, whip up this yummy side dish to go with it.

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Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

A piece of stuffed cabbage casserole on a plate.
Skinny Taste

If you want to experience all the savory flavors of stuffed cabbage without all the work, this one’s for you! We get it—days are long and busy, and dinner is just another task you have to complete.

All you need to make this recipe is 15 minutes; your oven does the rest. When the dish begins to bubble, it fills your home will fill with an incredible aroma even your kids won’t be able to resist.

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Irish Cabbage and Bacon

With only five ingredients and a bit of quality time on your stovetop, you can create a hearty, tasty side dish you’ll love.

This cabbage and bacon dish pairs perfectly with a pork loin, sausage dish, or a roast chicken.

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

We can’t possibly end our list without an honorable mention of corned beef and cabbage. This dish is wildly popular in the U.S., but you won’t likely find it on any menu in Ireland.

Still, you can enjoy this slow-cooked meal on St. Patty’s day or any other time of year. Everyone will be satisfied after chowing down on this hearty meal of meat, potatoes, carrots, and, of course, cabbage.

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Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »
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