These easy cabbage recipes are delicious any time of year! From fresh, cool, crunchy cabbage slaws to warming cabbage soups, and wholesome dinners, the humble cabbage can take center stage the whole year round! Many are vegan-adaptable.

30 Easy Cabbage Recipes: Roasted Cabbage Steaks.

As a chef and former caterer, I can’t tell you the number of times cabbage has come to the rescue! With amazing health benefits, versatility in the kitchen, a long shelf life, affordability, and always-easy availability, cabbage is a true workhorse when it comes to creating beautiful meals. I love the fresh color and crunch it adds to tacos and bowls, yet how it gets meltingly tender when baked or simmered—superstar qualities!

Cabbage Slaw and Salad

Crunchy, clean, satisfying cabbage coleslaw and salads are the perfect side dish to any meal or a delicious addition to sandwiches, wraps, and tacos.

Thai Crunch salad in a bowl.

Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing is loaded with cabbage, bell pepper, cucumber, and fresh herbs. It’s easy, Vegan, and gluten-free!

25 Incredible Cabbage Recipes: Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw.

Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw

One of our most popular cabbage recipes on the blog, this addicting, Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw has the DRESSING EVER! Serve this alongside fish, tofu, or chicken or stuffed into tacos, topped onto burgers, or added to buddha bowls. A great way to add more cabbage into your everyday meals.

Lebanese slaw in a bowl.

Lebanese Slaw (Salatet Malfouf)

No Middle Eastern Feast is complete without this simple Lebanese Slaw made with crunchy cabbage, tons of fresh herbs, lemon, garlic and scallions. One of my personal favorites.

20 Amazing Cabbage Recipes: Lemony Kale Slaw (Vegan).

Lemony Kale Slaw (Vegan)

This simple Cabbage Kale Slaw with Lemony Dressing can be made ahead, then used throughout the week to top off tacos, wraps, buddha bowls, burgers, and even pizza. An easy way to get in your dark leafy greens.  Vegan and Gluten-Free.

Sesame Cabbage Noodle Salad in a bowl.

Sesame Cabbage Noodle Salad

A healthy delicious recipe for Sesame Cabbage Noodle Salad with Tofu ( or chicken) that can be made ahead- perfect for meals on the go or workweek lunches!

20 Delicious Cabbage Recipes: Cabbage Mango Slaw in a serving bowl.

Cabbage Mango Slaw

Cabbage and Mango Slaw– this healthy, detoxing recipe is low in fat, vegan and gluten-free. Makes a delicious side salad and perfect in tacos!

Mexican Slaw with jalapeño and lime.

Mexican Slaw with Cilantro and Lime

Mexican Slaw with shredded cabbage, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro and lime- perfect for tacos or a vegan side to your Mexican Feast. Simple ingredients, big flavor!

Cabbage Soups And Stews

Versatile cabbage cooks up tender and succulent, melting into soups and stews, soaking up the flavor and imparting perfect texture. These cozy warming cabbage soups are perfect for the cooler months. We love this Vegan Cabbage Soup!

Simple Vegan Cabbage Soup

Simple Vegan Cabbage Soup

Simple clean ingredients full of comforting flavors, this Cabbage Soup is healthy, satisfying and easy to make. Perfect for busy weekdays and leftovers are delicious! Vegan.

30+ Easy Cabbage Recipes: Simple Borscht Recipe.

Simple Borscht Recipe (Instant Pot or Stove Top!)

A simple delicious recipe for Borscht, a healthy, vegan-adaptable beet and cabbage soup that can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop. Warming and nourishing, Borscht is full of flavor and nutrients!

20 Best Cabbage Recipes: Brothy Leek, Lamb and Cabbage Soup.

Brothy Leek, Lamb & Cabbage Soup

Brothy Leek, Lamb and Cabbage Soup– a delicious, soul-warming soup that can be made in a Pressure Cooker. Add white beans or leave them out for a low-carb, keto option. Serve with Savory Cheddar Scones!

Corned beef and cabbage stew in a bowl.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew

Here is a delicious, homey Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew easy to throw together with homemade naturally-cured Corned Beef. This has all the makings of a good stew, abundant with root vegetables, farro, and flavorful tangy beef.  Top it with homemade sauerkraut for an added boost of probiotic bliss.

 Hot and Sour Cabbage Soup.

Hot and Sour Cabbage Soup

A fast and easy recipe for Hot and Sour Cabbage Soup with ginger, scallions and your choice of ground meat (or sub-plant-based ground meat). Vegan-Adaptable.

Cabbage Side Dishes

Showcasing cabbage in its pure form- cooked to mouthwatering perfection, this slow-braised cabbage pairs well with so many things!

30 Delicious Cabbage Recipes: Melting Slow-Braised Cabbage

Melting Slow-Braised Cabbage Wedges

Slow Braised Cabbage – slow cooked in the oven until meltingly tender, topped with Gremolata. Vegan and Gluten-free. Allow 1 ½ hours baking time.

This Sautéed Cabbage recipe uses shredded cabbage, onion, and tart apples. It's a lovely German side dish with a delicious sweet-and-sour flavor.

SautéeD Cabbage

Sauteed Cabbage with tart apples and onions has a lovely sweet-and-sour flavor. It is a lovely German side dish the whole family will love!

Cabbage Dinner Ideas!

Dinner with cabbage front and center. These recipes do not disappoint with their satisfying flavor. Many vegetarian cabbage dinner options that are quick and easy! One of our favorites is the Stuffed Turkish Cabbage Rolls – which are vegan-adaptable!

Cabbage steaks with polenta and pickled pepper vinaigrette.

Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Tender, smoky roasted Cabbage Steaks are easy to make and full of flavor. Just 15 minutes of prep before roasting in the oven, they make a quick and healthy weeknight meal!

Cabbage Stir Sfry

Cabbage Stir Fry

This quick and easy Cabbage Stir Fry cooked in a wok or large skillet, overflows with savory Asian flavor! Add a protein of choice and serve over rice or soba noodles. Ready in 30 mins!

Pupusas + 30+ Easy Cabbage Recipes

Salvadoran Pupusas

A simple step-by-step guide to making griddled Salvadoran Pupusa filled with refried beans and cheese topped with Curtido (a fermented cabbage slaw). Easy and delicious! Vegan adaptable!

Flavorful Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Mango Slaw

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Cabbage Slaw

Flavorful Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Mango Slaw and Cuban Style Blackbeans…healthy and flavorful!

30+ Easy Cabbage Recipes: Turkish Cabbage Rolls

Turkish Cabbage Rolls

Turkish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – Savoy cabbage filled with ground meat (or sub-plant-based meat), pine nuts, and fragrant spices, bathed in the most delicious Turkish Tomato Sauce. This can be made ahead and reheated for your special gathering.

30+ Easy Cabbage Recipes: Kimchi noodles!

Kimchi Noodles

Here’s a super tasty recipe for Vegan Kimchi Noodles, stir-fried with lots of healthy veggies you probably have on hand. Keep it vegan or add an egg, chicken or shrimp! Crispy tofu is also a delicious option here!

Miso Salmon Bowls

This Salmon Bowl is brimming with healthy protein, healthy veggies, and savory Asian flavors. Salmon bites are paired with roasted shiitake mushrooms, shredded cabbage, edamame, avocado, and drizzled with a delicious miso dressing.

30+ Easy Cabbage Recipes: Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Andouille Sausage.

Grilled Cabbage with Chicken Sausage (vegan-adaptable!)

Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Andouille Sausage– a fast and easy weeknight dinner that can be made in the grill in under 30 minutes! Flavorful and Vegan Adaptable!

30+ Easy Cabbage Recipes Tempeh Reuben.

Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

A Tempeh Reuben Sandwich piled up with your favorite cabbage kraut (here we use our Golden Turmeric Kraut) with Smoked Mozzarella Cheese.

30+ Easy Cabbage Recipes: Kimchi Burrito!

Kimchi Burritos!

Vegetarian Kimchi Burritos! A 20-minute vegetarian dinner recipe, loaded up with kimchi, healthy veggies, black beans, and leftover rice. Easy and delicious! FULL of flavor!

fish tacos with cabbage slaw

Perfect Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

Perfect Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cabbage Slaw can be made using a grill, stove top or oven! Vegan & gluten-free adaptable- sub tofu for the fish! A fast, easy and healthy dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes.

Kimchi Fried Rice with a fried egg,  in a bowl.

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice! A fast and healthy Korean-style weeknight dinner, packed with flavor from healthy kimchi & veggies, topped with an Egg (or Crispy Tofu). Swap out Cauliflower Rice for Low Carb! Healthy and flavorful! EASY!

Fermented Cabbage Recipes!

Deliciously tangy and full of crunchy texture, fermented cabbage is abundant with healthful properties and so easy to make! Here is a collection of easy fermented cabbage recipes from simple sauerkraut to kimchi!

kimchi in a black crock.


A quick and easy recipe for authentic Kimchi – Korean fermented cabbage, full of healthy probiotics that will keep for months in the fridge. Easy, flavorful and adaptable! Vegan adaptable!

Homemade sauerkraut in a jar.

Sauerkraut (Simple Cultured Cabbage)

How to make Sauerkraut- a delicious tangy addition to many dishes. Brimming with gut-healing probiotics, fermented cabbage is easy to make at home with just two ingredients and 30 minutes hands-on time.

Turmeric Sauerkraut in a jar.

GLOWING Turmeric Sauerkraut

How to make Turmeric Sauerkraut– a small-batch recipe that can be put together in 10 minutes and sits on the counter for 3-5 days!

Curtido- Fermented Salvadoran Slaw in a jar.

Curtido – Fermented Salvadoran Slaw

Curtido – A cultured Salvadoran Slaw with cabbage, carrots, onion and oregano. Simple to make, full of healthy probiotics! Use on Tacos, Pupusas, quesadillas or enchiladas as a delicious healthy condiment!

Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut

Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut

A simple, easy, small-batch recipe for Beet and Cabbage Sauerkraut that anyone can make using a mason jar. Full of good healthy bacteria!

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Cabbage!

  • Cabbage is good for the heart -raising levels of beta-carotene, lutein, and other heart-protective antioxidants. It can help lower “oxidized” LDL, which is linked to the hardening of the arteries.
  • Cabbage reduces inflammation.
  • Cabbage improves brain function and properly activates the nervous system because it is rich in iodine.
  • Cabbage supports digestive health– a great source of insoluble fiber ( keeps things moving!) it also feeds our healthy gut bacteria and helps to heal our gut lining, preventing leaky gut.
  • Cabbage supports liver health -containing glutathione and sulforaphane, which improve the detoxifying function of the liver.
  • Cabbage is nutrient dense– high in vitamin K and vitamin C, manganese, folate, and potassium, cabbage is also rich in phytonutrients.
  • Cabbage helps regulate insulin and may help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Cabbage Faqs

What is the best way to store cabbage?

Place the entire unwashed uncut head of cabbage in the vegetable drawer in the fridge. It will keep this way for up to two months. Once the cabbage is cut or shredded use it within 5-7 days.

Can you freeze cabbage?

Cabbage freezes well blanched and unblanched (up to 2 months) and is best used in cooked recipes.

Which cabbage is the healthiest?

Cabbage that is grown closest to you, free of herbicides and pesticides, and usually found at your local farmers market is the healthiest! Or purchase organic cabbage from your grocer. Dark purple cabbage contains more polyphenols and cancer-fighting flavonoids than green cabbage but green cabbage still offers up amazing health benefits.

What can I do with lots of cabbage?

Ferment it! Fermented Cabbage lasts indefinitely in the proper environment. Make Kimchi or Sauerkruat both full of healthy probiotics.

Why do you soak cabbage in water?

Soaking cabbage in cold water is a simple way to crisp it up and reduce its pungent bite.

What is the healthiest way to eat cabbage?

Cabbage is healthy in any form- raw, cooked, grilled roasted, steamed and sauteed, but we love the probiotics in fermented cabbage like kimchi and sauerkraut and feel this is the healthiest way to eat cabbage.

Is raw cabbage good for the gut?

Raw cabbage is considered to be an excellent prebiotic- providing fuel and food for the good bacteria already in our large intestines, keeping them well-fed and strong so they can help stave off bad bacteria.

Watch How to Roast Cabbage Steaks!

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These delicious easy cabbage recipes are perfect any time of year. They include crunchy slaws, savory soups and sides, and hearty cabbage dinners!

30+ Easy Cabbage Recipes for Any Season

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  • Author: Sylvia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: dinner, main
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These delicious easy cabbage recipes are perfect any time of year. They include crunchy slaws, savory soups and sides, and hearty cabbage dinners!


  • 2 small cabbages (small are better than large, see notes)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo Chili flakes (or use regular chili flakes)
  • lemon zest from one lemon
  • optional: 1/4 cup parmesan
  • Italian parsley

Sauce: Pickled Pepper Vinaigrette or Gremolata (pick one)

Serve over mashed potatoes, creamy polenta(in photos) , or creamy risotto.


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Cut the stem end off the cabbage, about one inch from the bottom. Continuing in that direction, cut 1-inch slices. You should have 3 per cabbage. Save the ends and tops for another use- slaws, salads or stock.
  3. Place cabbage on a parchment-lined sheet pan (prettier side down). Brush liberally with olive oil, sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic, and chili flakes. Carefully turn them over and repeat- olive oil, salt pepper, smoked paprika, garlic and chili flakes. Sprinkle with the lemon zest. Save the leftover oil for touch-up.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes on the middle rack (if adding parmesan, add it at minute 15) check, and continue baking if needed, until the middle is fork tender.
  5. While the cabbage steaks are roasting, make the sauce and side ( here, we’ve used creamy polenta).
  6. Assemble: Place the creamy polenta in a wide shallow bowl, carefully top with a cabbage steak; if it looks dry, brush with a little more olive oil, top with fresh parsley and spoon the sauce over and around the cabbage steaks. Serve with a knife and fork.


See Cabbage Steaks for full details.


  • Serving Size: 1 cabbage steak
  • Calories: 147
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 450.9 mg
  • Fat: 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.6 g
  • Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. What an excellent collection of cabbage recipes, I am definitely saving these, love the ideas and as much as I love cabbage, I do run out of ideas. Many Thanks Sylvia!

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