Whether it’s shredded for a slaw or sautéed to a golden crisp for a side, cabbage is one of the most versatile vegetables. Our cabbage recipes include the most popular varieties—red and green cabbage—as well as Napa and Savoy cabbage. Cabbage is part of the Brassica oleracea family and its vibrant color and winter heartiness make it a favorite for both main courses and side dishes. Ahead, we’re sharing our superstar recipes that are sure to make you fall in love with cabbage all over again.
Start by keeping things simple with our recipe for Cabbage-and-Bacon Sandwiches—it’s an upgraded version of a basic BLT. Cabbage is cooked with chopped yellow onion, minced anchovies, and lemon juice until it becomes wilted. The mixture is served with crispy bacon for a super flavorful, vibrant sandwich.
For a quick weeknight dinner, whip up our Beef and Cabbage Tacos, which are on the table in just 20 minutes. Ground beef is sautéed with the zest and juice of a lime, red pepper flakes, garlic, and shredded cabbage until the meat is browned and thoroughly cooked and the cabbage has wilted. Pile the mixture into corn tortillas for a meal that will make your family will gladly gobble up any night of the week.
We also have two soup recipes that let cabbage take the wheel. Our Italian-inspired Minestrone with Cabbage and Anelli makes use of butternut squash and sweet potatoes, as well as green cabbage, for a warming bite. Or try our recipe for Pork-and-Cabbage Soup, which is made with both bacon and pork spareribs, plus sauerkraut and raw Savoy cabbage for a scoop that’s full of flavor and might.
Whether you’re choosing a simple side or making cabbage the star of the show, we guarantee this leafy vegetable won’t disappoint.