Here are a bunch of simple cabbage recipes your family will love! Easy dinners in the oven, slow cooker, Crockpot, Ninja Foodi or your Instant Pot.
I rounded up all my simple cabbage recipes and a few from other blogger friends so I could share a great roundup full of well….. cabbage!! Every easy recipe has this cheap low calorie vegetable in it. Some take less than 15 minutes and others cook all day in your slow cooker. (originally published 3/19, affiliate links present)
Savory Cabbage Recipes
I will admit that I did not like cabbage as a child. Actually I never even tried it so I can’t say legitimately that I didn’t like it, it just really wasn’t made.
When I got married my husband raved about his grandmothers stuffed cabbage recipe so I thought I’d give it a whirl and surprisingly enough I really enjoyed it! From there I came up with tons of other Crockpot cabbage recipes. These you can cook all different sorts of other ways too though.
Meat Cabbage Recipes
Then I went on to create what I thought would be some stuffed cabbage soup in the Instant Pot with sausage, that was great. It turned out thicker than I had imagined and was more like a cabbage casserole so that is what I called it.
- Whatever you call it it is a simple cabbage recipe that tastes amazing. Even my kids thought it was delicious.
- We love baked cabbage steaks with a protein too.
Then I went on to cook the cabbage in an Instant Pot. We made Instant Pot fried cabbage recipe with pieces of bacon and old fashioned cabbage soup and Crockpot cabbage soup too!! Both are healthy recipe ideas you can make simple with minced garlic or load it up with seasonings.
Before you get started though you should read up on how to cut cabbage. Decide what you want to make and how large you want your pieces to be. The thinner the softer they will become so keep that in mind.
Recipes with Cabbage
Yes you could do this in a large skillet on medium high heat too, but it’s so fast in a pressure cooker. Adding the cabbage in with the spices my grandmother used and keeping in the bacon grease is key to YUM.
- No, we aren’t counting calories on this one. 😉 Cabbage is tender to perfection when done and the perfect side dish. Cold like blue cheese coleslaw or warm.
You could also melt butter and use that instead of the olive oil and bacon drippings. Add some salt and pepper and it’s simple but perfect. Throw together this simple cabbage and onion dish on the stovetop someday and see what you think.
If you have a pressure cooker and air fryer you can make all 8 Ninja Foodi cabbage recipes we share here. From a whole cabbage recipe, to quartered and many of them cubed into bite size pieces you can’t go wrong. In the Foodi you can either cut the cabbage into quarters so it isn’t as soft or slice into smaller strips so they melt in your mouth.
I have made a slow cooker corned beef brisket with cabbage recipe as well and did that for years but now that I have my pressure cooker it is definitely a game changer, but both are delish.
Easy Cabbage Recipes
We also have a general post about cooking corned beef and cabbage multiple ways so you can experiment and see which method you love the most! I like to cook the veggie separately actually. Our favorite way is to serve swamp cabbage with it.
- Instant Pot stuffed cabbage rolls are my husband’s favorite meal of all time. It reminds him of his Grandmother’s dish but is cooked much faster for sure.
Our Dutch Oven corned beef and cabbage is great. You can add pepper flakes for some heat too! You don’t even need to make mashed potatoes once it’s done because the trivets are edible!! That is right, I use red taters inside the pot so it’s all done at once.
Green Cabbage Recipes
Almost every single one will use the green variety, except one below. Somewhat interchangeable you could try some with half and half for added color, purple or red is stiffer though. Try our Ninja Foodi corned beef and cabbage! It’s of course perfect for St.Patricks Day dinner but it’s so great we make it year round.
Instead of just steaming the leaves, make Southern fried cabbage as the side dish this year, so much better. Using even fewer ingredients, our stewed cabbage is like buttered cabbage cooked in a dutch oven.
- Pressure cooker fried cabbage seen above has gotten raving reviews from a ton of people saying it is just as they remember from their childhood but their Instant Pot makes it cook so quickly.
- If you don’t like it warm though, I’d try red cabbage coleslaw as a side dish. You just whisk the dressing together in a bowl, slice and add the cabbage, toss together and it’s ready to enjoy.
Our unstuffed cabbage casserole is a winner. Use spicy ground sausage to take it over the top and add cheese when served.
Steamed Cabbage Recipes
Now if you use your pressure cooker to make the few of these linked in this post you are essentially steaming this veggie. It is quite crunchy so this method works rather well. You can use any brand you might have at home including an IP of course, Ninja Foodi or Crockpot express. They basically work the same.
- This Instant Pot Mountain Dew stew is a fun one too.
- Plus try this pressure cooker cabbage and noodles with bacon recipe.
The other night we made this Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage using potatoes as trivets (so you could eat those too) and it was so good!!
I don’t think I will make it any other way again because it cooked so quickly but came out juicy and FULL of flavor. It’s a must try.
Below is our popular Instant Pot stuffed cabbage casserole which has the same flavors you love but MUCH easier than stuffed cabbage leaves.
We also have this pressure cooker sausage and cabbage recipe that’s yummy. With just a few simple ingredients we have made this as a light lunch or breakfast some days.
On a colder note (at least I like it quite chilled) you should try our quick sauerkraut recipe with brats.
Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage is quite easy to make as it cooks all day. You can keep it warm for quite a while too stirring occasionally as it sits.
- With low saturated fat and calories it is great if you’re watching your weight in the new year.
Of course some just love it simple with lemon juice, salt and pepper on their leaves. Steam to soften and serve as is for an easy side dish.
On a cooler note if you want to try this brined and cold, you totally can. Try our quick pickled cabbage recipe. It’s great served as a side dish with burgers for sure.
Simple Cabbage Recipe
- * Instant Pot – Add all ingredients into pot and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes with a 2 minute natural release, enjoy.
- * Slow cooker – Add all ingredients into pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until it's as tender as you'd like.
Fried Cabbage & Potatoes with Bacon is amazing. I mean anything with bacon is over the top delicious right??
Roasted Cabbage Slices with Parmesan is fantastic but then again I love anything with cheese!
Southern Bacon Cabbage can be made on the stovetop instead of a pressure cooker like you see above.
Chinese Chicken Salad is another simple cabbage recipe that is light and refreshing especially during the summertime.
Braised Red Cabbage, have you tried this yet??
Pennsylvania Dutch Pepper Cabbage is something new and fun if you live in PA for sure.
Ground Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry is amazing, you’ve gotta’ try this one. Click on the one you want to make to get the full ingredient list, recipe tips and step by step instructions.
Healthy cabbage recipes
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