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The Best Simple Cabbage Recipes

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.

simple cabbage recipes

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.

We have lots of ideas of what to cook with ground beef as well. I’ll start with my crockpot stuffed cabbage recipe.

cabbage

Then I went on to create what I thought would be some stuffed cabbage soup in the Instant Pot.

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.

fried cabbage with bacon

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.

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.

ninja foodi cabbage recipes

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.

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.

Pressure cooker cabbage soup is a favorite dish in our house. Serve it with a side of rolls and you’ve got yourself the perfect comfort food.

  • 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.

dutch oven corned beef and cabbage 3

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.

  • 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.

Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

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.

easy instant pot corned beef and cabbage

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.

 Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

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.

Our Crockpot stuffed cabbage soup or this Crockpot cabbage and sausage recipe are winners at our house.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage

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

Simple cabbage recipe to make in your Instant Pot or slow cooker to make buttered cabbage until tender and delicious.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, irish
Keyword buttered, cabbage, crockpot, instant pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 175kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • * 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.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Cabbage Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 473mg21%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 682IU14%
Vitamin C 55mg67%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Fried Cabbage & Potatoes with Bacon is amazing. I mean anything with bacon is over the top delicious right??

You can top your pulled pork recipe with some Sweet Peanut Slaw and OH MY it is heavenly.

Smokey & Sweet Peanut Slaw

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.

Southern Bacon Fried Cabbage

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??

Braised Red Cabbage

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.

Easy cabbage recipes

easy cabbage recipes

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Kim

Friday 3rd of January 2020

I make cabbage soup that's so delicious all you have to do is is in a pot cut cabbage in to bite size pieces cook it in chicken broth using two cans add a medium yellow onion some minced garlic from a jar I add pork or beef meat to it a huge can of whole tomatoes cook cook on low low heat every so often stir leave the tomatoes whole

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