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50 Best Healthy Cabbage Recipes You Need to Try Tonight

These recipes prove that healthy cabbage can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
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We love a good cabbage dish, and apparently, we are not alone. According to a poll done by One Poll on behalf of Dr. Praeger, cabbage is on the list of America's Favorite Vegetables, with 84% of people giving cabbage their seal of approval. And this is no surprise. The cruciferous vegetable, which has been cultivated for over 4,000 years, can be prepared in so many different ways. From baked cabbage casseroles to nutrient-rich cabbage smoothies, there really is something for everyone.

If you are not already piling your plate high with this leafy green, then these dishes may just make you a cabbage convert. Read ahead for 50 of the best cabbage recipes that you need to try. Plus, see how many of The 100 Healthiest Foods on the Planet you include in your diet.

Easy Healthy Coleslaw

Vegetarian cole slaw
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Forego store-bought coleslaw, which is usually drenched in mayo and high in added sugars, for this vegetarian version. Dijon mustard and plain Greek yogurt take the place of mayo in this easy-to-make recipe which tastes great piled onto a sandwich or served as a barbecue side.

Get our recipe for Easy Healthy Coleslaw.

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Roasted Cabbage

cooked cabbage wedges on a baking sheet
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

This incredibly simple recipe, which takes just minutes to prepare, only calls for a few ingredients—cabbage, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cooking spray. Dress it up with some creamy salad dressing and serve it alongside grilled chicken or baked salmon for a healthy, yet delicious, meal.

Get our recipe for Roasted Cabbage.

Shawarma Roasted Cabbage Wedges

shawarma roasted cabbage wedges
Courtesy of The Minimalist Baker

You may be familiar with chicken shawarma, but have you ever given cabbage shawarma a go? This tasty recipe, which calls for green cabbage, avocado oil, and a smoky spice blend, makes for a perfect vegan-friendly dinner dish.

Get the from The Minimalist Baker.

Cabbage Roll Soup

cabbage roll soup
Courtesy of Cooking Classy

This comforting cabbage roll soup is packed with lean ground beef, carrots, white rice, and parsley, that all simmer together to create an unforgettable, savory taste. It is a great dish to enjoy during the cooler months when the temperatures begin to drop.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

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Cabbage and Beef Bundles

cabbage beef bundles
Courtesy of Taste and Tell Blog

The next time you are at the grocery store be sure to pick up a head (or two) of green cabbage to make these kid-approved cabbage and beef bundles. Pre-made crescent rolls are stuffed with Napa cabbage, ground beef, and shredded cheddar cheese, to create a dish that works as an appetizer, a main, or even a side.

Get the recipe from Taste and Tell Blog.

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Thai Mango Cabbage Wraps

Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

Crisp cabbage leaves are piled high with sweet mango pico salsa and crispy tofu to create a healthy meal that is low in carbs but high in flavor. Be sure to not skip out on the homemade peanut sauce—the vinegar and agave blended into it give the dish an extra added zing.

Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate.

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Spicy Ranch Chopped Chicken Cabbage Salad

spicy ranch chopped chicken cabbage salad
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

If you are a fan of chopped salads brimming with fresh ingredients then you need to give this recipe a try. Made using chopped green cabbage, roasted pepitas, and juicy, marinated chicken, this salad will be the highlight of any meal.

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

Warm Apple Cabbage Salad with Pecans

warm apple cabbage salad
Courtesy of Inspired Taste

If you have a spare 20 minutes, then you have enough time to throw together this warm apple cabbage salad. Made using wilted cabbage tossed in an apple cider and Dijon mustard dressing, this recipe can be dressed up in many easy ways. For instance, you can toss in some chopped nuts, crumbled goat cheese, or diced chicken for a protein boost.

Get the recipe from Inspired Taste.

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Five Ingredient Cabbage Casserole

five ingredient cabbage casserole
Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

This 5-ingredient cabbage casserole recipe outdoes itself in both the flavor and convenience department. All you need to recreate this too-good-to-miss dish is a head of cabbage, ground turkey, rice, condensed tomato soup, and grated cheese.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.

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Cabbage Carrot Pancakes

cabbage carrot pancakes
Courtesy of Veganricha

This recipe for cabbage and carrot pancakes is a delicious vegan spin on okonomiyaki, savory Japanese pancakes that are often enjoyed as street food in Osaka. To make your own at home all you need is cabbage, chopped vegetables, chickpea flour, and seasoning.

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.

Sesame Cabbage Fritters

sesame cabbage fritters
Courtesy of Foraged Dish

These sesame cabbage fritters, which are made using shredded cabbage, eggs, and cassava flour, taste amazing served with the recipe's accompanying maple and soy dipping sauce.

Get the recipe from Foraged Dish.

Spicy Tofu Cabbage Pad Thai

spicy tofu cabbage pad thai
Courtesy of Inspiralized

In this version of pad thai, traditional noodles are swapped out for spiralized cabbage. This dish calls for sauteed tofu, but feel free to add in any protein of your choice, such as marinated chicken or seasoned fish.

Get the recipe from Inspiralized.

Atakilt Wat

atakilt wat
Courtesy of Veganricha

This incredible Ethiopian recipe, which is free of dairy, eggs, and gluten, takes ho-hum cabbage to new heights. Seasoned with fragrant spices, such as cardamom, cloves, and cumin, Atakilt Wat is scrumptious served alongside injera, which is a spongy Ethiopian flatbread made from teff flour, or piled high onto a bed of wilted greens.

Get the recipe Vegan Richa.

Grilled Cabbage Salad with Sesame Chicken

grilled cabbage salad
Courtesy of Heart Beet Kitchen

If you have never grilled cabbage then you must try out this recipe because you are missing out! Smoky, seared red and green cabbage meets their match when grilled sesame chicken, roasted crushed peanuts, and a lime vinaigrette dressing is added in.

Get the recipe from Heartbeet Kitchen.

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Miso Mango Chicken Salad Cabbage Wraps

miso mango chicken salad cabbage wraps
Courtesy of Cotter Crunch

Mayo-free chicken salad is combined with chopped mangoes, miso paste, and diced cherry tomatoes, in these cabbage wraps that scream flavor. Enjoyed with a side of soup or alone, this recipe makes for a great light lunch or dinner.

Get the recipe from Cotter Crunch.

Cabbage Stir Fry

cabbage stir fry
Courtesy of Well Plated

If you are looking for a low-carb dish that doesn't skimp on any of the flavor, then look no further than this cabbage stir fry recipe that takes just under half an hour to make. Seasoned with zesty garlic, bright ginger, and savory soy sauce, this noodle-free stir fry is both healthy and delicious.

Get the recipe from Wellplated.

Chicken Cabbage Soup

chicken cabbage soup
Courtesy of Oatmeal with a Fork

What better way to usher in soup season than by making this tasty chicken cabbage soup that has just a 35-minute prep time? This steamy dairy- and sugar-free soup is overflowing with hearty ingredients, such as carrots, cooked chicken, and earthy cabbage.

Get the recipe from Oatmeal with a Fork.

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Cashew Chicken Cabbage Cups

cashew chicken cabbage cups
Courtesy of Foraged Dish

This paleo cashew cabbage cup recipe, which can be put together in just 30 minutes, makes for a great protein-packed meal that is teeming with both spice and texture.

Get the recipe from Foraged Dish.

Cabbage Egg Drop Soup

cabbage egg drop soup
Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven

Is there any better feeling than cozying up on the couch with a steamy bowl of soup and your favorite show? The next time you need a soup for your Friday Netflix night, be sure to try out this recipe. Made using vegetable broth, Napa cabbage, ground ginger, and whisked eggs, this dish is both comforting and satisfying.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Ham and Cabbage Soup

ham and cabbage soup
Courtesy of Inspired Taste

Loaded with diced onions, carrots, cabbage, and cubed lean ham steak, this savory soup recipe pairs well with grilled cheese sandwiches and crisp salads.

Get the recipe from Inspired Taste.

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Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

crockpot corned beef cabbage
Courtesy of Foodie Crush

The next time you make corned beef and cabbage, don't waste time toiling away at the stovetop or oven. Instead, just toss all your ingredients into a crockpot and let your slow cooker work its magic.

Get the recipe from Foodie Crush.

Brisket Tacos with Shredded Cabbage

brisket tacos shredded cabbage
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats

Shredded red cabbage makes an unexpected, but incredibly flavorful, appearance in this tasty brisket taco recipe. Made using juicy beef brisket, sweet corn, crumbled queso fresco, and beer (yes, beer), this dish is the perfect meal to enjoy during your next Taco Tuesday.

Get the recipe from How Sweet Eats.

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Slow Cooker Cabbage Patch Soup

slow cooked cabbage patch soup
Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

This wonderfully nourishing slow cooker cabbage soup features lean ground beef, celery, carrots, red kidney beans, and canned crushed tomatoes. A good source of fiber, this soup tastes great with crusty buttered sourdough.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.

Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Bacon

grilled cabbage steaks
Courtesy of Diethood

Warm cabbage steaks, garnished with green onions and drizzled with ranch dressing, make an excellent side to any meal. An added bonus is that they can be prepped and cooked in as little as 30 minutes.

Get the recipe from Diethood.

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Citrusy Cabbage Slaw

citrusy cabbage slaw
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Served atop juicy burgers or mixed into protein-rich rice bowls, this cabbage slaw can be enjoyed in countless ways. Hint: If you like your cabbage sliced super thin, this recipe recommends using a mandolin which can help achieve this.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Cabbage Mango Slaw

cabbage mango slaw
Courtesy of Feasting at Home

This crunchy cabbage mango slaw, which features tasty ingredients such as zesty orange juice, juicy mangos, and spicy jalapeno, is bursting with island flavors. This recipe is both easy to make and enjoy.

Get the recipe from Feasting at Home.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Grilled Cheese

corned beef cabbage grilled cheese
Courtesy of Well Plated

This innovative recipe takes a classic St. Patrick's Day meal and turns it into one of the most delicious sandwiches you may ever eat. Stuffed with salty corned beef, cabbage, and cheese, this sandwich will have your guests asking for seconds.

Get the recipe from Wellplated.

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André Heimann's Hungarian Cabbage Strudel

andre heimanns hungarian cabbage strudel
Courtesy of The Wednesday Chef

A remake of the popular strudel available at the adorable André Hungarian Bakery in Queens, New York, this delicious flaky pastry is the perfect way to start or end any day.

Get the recipe from The Wednesday Chef.

Dump and Bake Corned Beef and Cabbage

dump bake corned beef cabbage
Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

Corned beef brisket, white pearl onions, beef broth, and diced potatoes are all thrown into a crockpot to create some of the best corned beef and cabbage dinners around. Hint: Use Guinness in place of the broth if you want to create a more rich, full-bodied flavor.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.

Easy Pickled Red Cabbage

easy pickled red cabbage
Courtesy of Live Eat Learn

You only need a few easy-to-find ingredients to make some of the best pickled red cabbage around. Added into salads or served atop tacos, red cabbage not only adds taste and texture but is a healthy addition to any meal. According to research, all cabbage varieties are high in vitamin C and are also a great source of fiber. ​​

Get the recipe from Live Eat Learn.

Braised Red Cabbage

braised red cabbage
Courtesy of The Seasoned Mom

This German-influenced red cabbage recipe brings to life this popular vegetable by incorporating onion, Granny Smith apples, a little bacon fat, and cider vinegar. This tangy dish tastes great heaped onto grilled hot dogs, with roasted chicken, or alongside baked fish.

Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.

Napa Cabbage Salad with Tamari Sesame Dressing

napa cabbage salad
Courtesy of Blissful Basil

This colorful recipe calls for fresh ingredients, such as Napa cabbage, scallions, carrots, and red pepper, that can all be picked up at your local farmer's market. The best part? This salad will stay for at least a day or two in the refrigerator even after it is dressed.

Get the recipe from Blissful Basil.

Savoy Cabbage Breakfast Burrito

savoy cabbage breakfast burrito
Courtesy of Inspiralized

What better way to start your day than with these cabbage breakfast burritos? Made using smashed avocado, bacon, sweet potato, and scrambled eggs, all stuffed into Savoy cabbage leaves, this tasty morning treat will have you feeling satisfied for hours.

Get the recipe from Inspiralized.

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Cabbage Lentil Soup

cabbage lentil soup
Courtesy of Eating Bird Food

Packed with both protein and fiber, this recipe takes traditional lentil soup and adds some "je ne sais quoi" to it. For instance, ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, cabbage, and white miso paste, help make this lentil soup flavor profile more multidimensional.

Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food.

Easy Vegan Kimchi

easy vegan kimchi
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Always have mouth-watering kimchi on hand with this simple recipe that calls for just a handful of ingredients. This rendition is free of fish sauce, making it the perfect recipe for vegans to whip up on a dime.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Instant Pot Indian Cabbage and Peas

instant pot indian cabbage and peas
Courtesy of Veganricha

Warming spices, such as curry, green chili, minced garlic, and turmeric, transform finely chopped green cabbage into a delicious side that can be enjoyed with rice, meat, and more.

Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.

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Turmeric Sauerkraut

turmeric sauerkraut
Courtesy of Feasting at Home

Give traditional sauerkraut a bit of an edge with this turmeric sauerkraut recipe that is made using wholesome ingredients such as organic cabbage, onion, garlic, and fresh ginger.

Get the recipe from Feasting at Home. 

Crunchy Cabbage Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing

crunchy cabbage slaw
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Whip up some culinary magic with this crunchy cabbage slaw that can be made in just 30 minutes. Sweet and savory, tangy and sweet, this irresistible salad recipe can keep in the fridge for up to 4 days—it's the perfect make-ahead dish.

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Lemon Parmesan Cabbage Salad with Grilled Chicken

lemon parmesan cabbage salad
Courtesy of Recipe Tin Eats

This incredibly refreshing salad recipe is anything but ordinary. Juicy chicken breasts, bright citrus, and earthy parmesan, all come together to create a meal that can be enjoyed during any time of the year. We imagine this lip-puckering dish would pair well with a cup of creamy tomato soup or a glass of smooth red wine.

Get the recipe from Recipe Tin Eats.

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Sweet Potato and Cabbage Pad Thai

sweet potato cabbage pad thai
Courtesy of Inspiralized

Sweet potatoes, which are packed with fiber and vitamin b6, are spiralized in this extra tasty sweet potato and cabbage Pad Thai recipe. We love that a secret ingredient—maple syrup—is used to give this dish a bit of added sweetness.

Get the recipe from Inspiralized.

Cheesy Savoy Cabbage Chips

cheesy savoy cabbage chips
Courtesy of Oh My Veggies

What is better than crispy, cheesy cabbage chips? Crispy, cheesy vegan cabbage chips. Cashews, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast steal the limelight in this recipe that may just become your next dinner party or game day go-to.

Get the recipe from Potluck.

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Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

sausage and cabbage skillet
Courtesy of Le Creme De La Crumb

Sausage and cabbage prove to be a match made in kitchen heaven in this low-carb nosh that is perfect for meal prepping. Presented over a bed of warm rice or served alone, this easy skillet dish is sure to become a hit with family and friends.

Get the recipe from Le Creme De La Crumb.

Cabbage and Noodles

cabbage noodles
Courtesy of Julie's Eats and Treats

This traditional Hungarian dish, also known as haluski, takes thick-cut egg noodles and combines them with salty bacon, diced yellow onion, green cabbage, and garlic. To make this dish even more filling add in pieces of sliced sausage, diced chicken, or sauteed tofu.

Get the recipe from Julie's Eats and Treats.

Lemon Garlic Sauteed Cabbage

lemon garlic sauteed cabbage
Courtesy of Inspired Taste

Simple and delicious is the name of the game for this easy lemon garlic cabbage recipe. This splendid recipe only calls for a batch of easy-to-find ingredients, including white cabbage, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

Get the recipe from Inspired Taste.

Cabbage Beef Soup

cabbage beef soup
Courtesy of Little Spice Jar

Tender chunks of beef meet a medley of perfectly prepared vegetables in this sumptuous cabbage beef soup. Be sure to add a tablespoon of soy sauce to the broth to help deepen its flavor.

Get the recipe from Little Spice Jar.

Cabbage and Berry Smoothie

cabbage berry smoothie
Courtesy of Cooking Classy

Smoothies may be the last place you would expect to find cabbage, but we assure you that this recipe is too good to pass up. Purple cabbage is blended with frozen berries, banana, cherry Greek yogurt, and hibiscus tea, to create a smoothie that is anything but ordinary.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

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Grilled Cabbage with Sausage

grilled cabbage sausage
Courtesy of Feasting at Home

Purple cabbage gets a welcome makeover as grilled "steaks" in this easy-to-make barbecue recipe. If you are vegan, the chicken andouille sausage can be swapped out for a non-meat option.

Get the recipe from Feasting at Home.

Cabbage Wraps with Cranberry and Chicken

cabbage wraps cranberry chicken
Courtesy of Recipes Just 4 U

Cranberry sauce has the power to make any dish come alive, and this recipe is no different. Made using rotisserie chicken, cranberry sauce, and chopped apples, these simple, on-the-go wraps are ones the whole family will love.

Get the recipe from Recipes Just 4 U. 

Turkish Cabbage Rolls

turkish cabbage rolls
Courtesy of Feasting at Home

This sumptuous Turkish Cabbage Roll recipe will have your whole kitchen smelling heavenly. Made using ground lamb, crushed tomatoes, garlic, allspice, and pine nuts, this recipe is perfect for the holidays or just for an evening spent cooking at home.

Get the recipe from Feasting at Home.

Smoky Chickpea, Cabbage, and Lentil Soup

smoky chickpea cabbage lentil soup
Courtesy of The First Mess

Plant-based protein reigns supreme in this delicious cabbage and lentil soup recipe that can be put together in under an hour. Serve it with a side salad or homemade chicken salad sandwich for a perfect midday meal.

Get the recipe from The First Mess.

Warm Cabbage and Noodle Salad

warm cabbage noodle salad
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess

Dress up your ramen with this tasty recipe that calls for shredded carrots and cabbage, minced ginger, soy sauce, and lime.

Get the recipe from A Beautiful Mess.

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