Super Nutritious Cabbage Recipes

Favorite cabbage recipes

Cabbage is a classic spring gardening vegetable. It is very easy to grow. It is low calorie, fiber rich, and choke full of nutrients. Cabbage recipes can be as simple as boiling and seasoning the cabbages. With a little more work we can shred it and make slaw. Red cabbage as well as the green/white cabbage may be used.

Boiled Cabbage Recipe

Cut the cabbage in chunks. Put in large pan with and fill with water. Cook uncovered just until tender. Add salt to the water just before cooking is completed. Drain, add butter if desired. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Scalloped Cabbage with Cheese

1 small head of cabbage

2 cups grated or shredded cheese

1 1/2 cups medium white sauce

3/4 cup bread crumbs

White Sauce

! 1/2 tablespoon corn starch

1 1/2 cups milk

3 tablespoons butter or margering

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine corn starch and milk in a 2 quart microwave-safe bowl; stir until smooth. Microwave on high for 2 minutes; remove and stir. Microwave 1 minutes more. 

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Boil cabbage as above. Into a greased baking dish put a layer of cabbage, a layer of cheese, then a layer of white sauce. continue to layer until all ingredients are used. Cover the top of the mixture with crumbs mixed with a little melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the crumbs are brown.

Note: Cream of mushroom soup, mixed with a little milk to thin, can be used instead of white sauce.

 Sausage and Cabbage Casserole

Serves 6 to 8. Cut recipe in half if this is too much, though it does reheat nicely. If you have fresh oregano in your garden, use that. 

2 pounds bulk breakfast sausage

1 medium onion, coarsely choped

1 16-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, drained

1 tablespoon sugar

Fresh oregano, chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon dried

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 cup cold water

Crumble sausage into a large skillet.  Add onion. Cook uncovered until onion is tender. Stir frequently. Drain fat, using a metal colander. 

Add cabbage, tomatoes, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.. Cover and cook until cabbage is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. 

In a small cup, stir flour and water until smooth. Gradually stir flour mixture into sausage mixture. Heat, stirring frequently, until thickened. 

Serve in a casserole dish with a bread crumb topping.

Cabbage Creole

1/2 medium head cabbage, cut into pieces,    1 can 16-ounce stewed tomatoes,   1/2 cup water,      salt and pepper to taste. Combine all ingredients in a skillet; cook on medium high until cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes. 

Fried Cabbage

Yummy. Who doesn't like bacon?

Fry 2 or 3 slices of chopped bacon. Drain, then measure 3 tablespoons of the bacon grease back into the skillet. Add a medium head of chopped cabbage along with the bacon pieces. Season to taste with salt, pepper, a touch of sugar and a little vinegar. 

Blender Cabbage Slaw

The way my mama used to make it.This is from an old blender book from 1965.

1 head cabbage, cored and sliced coarsely

Fill blender container to top cup marking with cabbage; add water just to cover cabbage. Cover container and pulse on high, just until cabbage is chopped, about 5 seconds Drain thoroughly in a colander or sieve; empty onto a paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Repeat process with additional cabbage. Mix chopped cabbage with Sour Cream Dressing in a bowl.

Sour Cream Dressing

1 cup dairy sour cream  

1/4 cup vinegar

3 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon celery seed

Put all ingredients in blender container; cover and run on high until smooth.

Try these cabbage recipes on your family. Tell them you grew the cabbage yourself.

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