20 Deliciously Unique Ways to Use Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi makes an appearance at farmers' markets and in CSA boxes in full force every June and July, and kohlrabi lovers may even have a special place in their garden reserved for this crunchy green bulb. We've rounded up our most popular kohlrabi recipes so that you can make the most of kohlrabi season, including favorites like kohlrabi slaw and low-carb kohlrabi noodles. Plus, there's lots more — from kohlrabi soup and salad to easy side dishes with kohlrabi and potatoes. Never wonder what to do with kohlrabi again with this collection of our best kohlrabi recipes.
Kohlrabi is simply roasted in a hot oven with olive oil, seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. This easy kohlrabi side dish makes a great accompaniment to chicken or pork.
Kohlrabi Noodles with Bacon and Parmesan
Sure, kohlrabi noodles are low carb, but that's not why you should make this recipe. Make it because it's delicious! This review from Lynn says it all: "This was great! It was my first time cooking kolhrabi and this was a big hit. My husband came back for seconds and even wanted leftovers."
A unique way to bake kohlrabi into a loaf of bread! Kohlrabi is boiled and blended into a puree, then combined with white and whole wheat flour in a bread machine. The result is a loaf full of interesting flavor. If you don't have a bread machine, check out the review from Barb in CT to get tips on how to make it in the oven: "I don't have a bread machine so I just put everything in my mixer bowl and used the bread hooks to mix and knead."
Kohlrabi in Parsley Sauce
Steamed kohlrabi served with a light yet creamy parsley sauce. Reviewer Mina Y loved this recipe: "Excellent exactly as written! Thanks for the tip about using the smaller kohlrabi- being unfamiliar than them, I would have probably brought home the biggest I could find!"
Okra and Kohlrabi Vegan Breakfast Hash
Enjoy kohlrabi for breakfast or brunch in this inventive vegan hash. Add additional nuts at the end for a boost of protein, or if you're not vegan you can serve this hash with eggs.
Kohlrabi and Squash Skillet
Kohlrabi pairs with yellow squash and bacon in this delectable skillet. You can enjoy it as a side or main dish. Reviewer Jane recommends making more than you think you need: "Doubled the recipe and it was a one-pan meal for myself and my squash-hating boyfriend who went back for seconds!"
Creamy Kohlrabi Soup
Loads of glowing reviews recommend this kohlrabi soup recipe. Reviewer Larry passes on a few tips, as well: "I make this soup in huge batches using huge kohlrabi! Nobody buys the big ones (softball or larger) but they work well for the soup. Use a strainer after you blend it to get any remaining strings of fiber out!"
Mashed Kohlrabi and Red Potato Bake
Two summertime treats — kohlrabi and garlic scapes — combine for a delectable side dish. This is a great way to enjoy kohlrabi and potatoes. If you don't have garlic scapes, use chives instead.
Bavarian Kohlrabi Soup
An old-world soup with loads of vegetables, including kohlrabi, cabbage, bell peppers, carrots, and green beans. A dollop of sour cream to serve brings out all the flavor.
Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw
Sweet apple and crunchy kohlrabi are an unexpected pairing, but make a great creamy slaw. Reviewer ouradventure loved this recipe: "This was really really good! We got some kohlrabi in our CSA and we were looking for a way to use it and this is definitely a great way to use it up!"
Kohlrabi with White Sauce
A German recipe for kohlrabi traditionally prepared with a light bechamel sauce. Reviewer Carol gave it two thumbs up: "This is the first time I've made kohlrabi and we (my husband and I) loved it fixed this way."
Kohlrabi and Egg Noodles
A simple Hungarian dish featuring kohlrabi and just three other ingredients. Don't let the simplicity fool you — this recipe makes a delicious meal!
Kohlrabi in Lemon-Cream Sauce
Lemon juice and zest add bright flavor to a light cream sauce used to dress boiled or steamed kohlrabi. Reviewer Kazey099 loved the recipe: "Turned out amazing! I let my coworkers try this and they loved it!"
Easy Kohlrabi Salad
Raw kohlrabi is finely shredded into a simple salad that features lemon juice and celery salt. This makes a lovely quick and easy summer side to almost anything.
Kohlrabi, Kale, Mushroom, and Bean Sauté
Make a meatless meal packed full of hearty vegetables, mushrooms and beans. To make the dish vegetarian, you can easily substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.
This is a vegan kohlrabi slaw packed with flavor thanks to the addition of carrots, apples, and mustard. Use a vegan mayo if you need it to be strictly vegan, or regular mayo if you don't.
Cream of Kohlrabi Soup
A simple creamy soup that really celebrates kohlrabi's flavor. Use vegetable stock if you'd like a vegetarian soup and if you're after a more luxurious result, you can use half and half or cream for all or part of the milk.
Grandpa's Garden Chicken Soup
Straight from Grandpa's garden, this five-star soup is sure to warm your heart. Full of vegetables, including kohlrabi, make a big batch and freeze in portions for a cozy bowl of goodness any time.
Squash and Kohlrabi Empanadas
Hand-held pies filled with summer squash and kohlrabi — these empanadas are a unique way to use up your kohlrabi haul!
Crunchy kohlrabi is fantastic shredded into a slaw. This classic creamy kohlrabi slaw recipe is exactly what you're looking for!