16 Ways to Turn Cabbage into Quick, Healthy Main Dishes
We all know cabbage is good for us: loaded with fiber, vitamin C, and phytochemicals that may boost the body's natural detoxing process. It may even have cancer-fighting properties! But cabbage is also just plain good -- yummy, time-tested comfort food. Cabbage is at its best in these quick, versatile cabbage recipes. Check out the best cabbage recipes for quick, healthy dinners!
Ms. Angela's Smothered Cabbage
Ready in 40 Minutes. This hearty, one-pot meal combines Creole-seasoned ground pork (or beef) with garlic, onions, green peppers, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, and a whole head of roughly chopped cabbage. "Perfectly seasoned with just a hint of heat," says France C. "A great one pot meal for a busy night!
Cabbage Patch Halibut
Ready in 45 minutes. "This is one of easiest and most delicious ways you can cook fish," says Chef John. "The cabbage leaves not only keep the halibut moist, but also hold all your assorted garnishes and seasonings tight against the meat, which creates an even more intensely flavored result. The lovely aroma of cabbage will mask those fishy smells that usually linger in the kitchen. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves."
Easy and Quick Halushki
Ready in 30 Minutes. You can make haluski, a comforting, hearty Polish dish featuring fried cabbage, bacon, and egg noodles. "Easy and very comforting. I loved the combo of flavors in that simple, good home cooking sort of way," says ONIOND.
Golompke (Beef and Cabbage Casserole)
Preps in 15 Minutes. In this super-simple recipe, a bag of slaw mix from the produce section mixes it up with ground beef and rice. "A delicious and easy recipe that has the taste of Cabbage Rolls," says Debby Allen.
Ready in 30 Minutes. "Very simple yet delicious. I like it so much that sometimes I eat it all by itself, like a salad with some yoghurt on the side. The spice comes from the green chilis," says SUSMITA.
Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage
Ground Beef and Chopped Cabbage
Ready in 45 Minutes. Ground beef, cabbage, and tomatoes combine with red pepper flakes, garlic, and Italian seasoning. "A satisfying meal, nothing fancy, but just good, old-fashioned, home-cooked food," says lutzflcat.
Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Spicy Unstuffed Cabbage
Vegetables and Cabbage Stir-Fry with Oyster Sauce
Cabbage Balushka or Cabbage and Noodles
Thai Chicken Cabbage Soup
Ready in 45 Minutes. "A low-fat, low-cal soup that's incredibly filling and delicious. I eat this at least once a week," says KLEENESTAR.
Savoy Cabbage and Mushrooms
Ready in 30 Minutes. "A simple recipe for savoy cabbage and mushrooms I often make in the fall," says lilifee, "either as a side or as part of a vegetarian meal."
Sheet Pan Sausage and Seasonal Vegetables
Red cabbage, sausage, carrots, butternut squash, garlic, and onions roast together on a sheet pan for a quick and easy weeknight dish. "This simple one-dish meal is "ready in about 30 minutes, and is a great way to use up wayward veggies," says theartofsavvy. "Make the recipe your own by substituting favorite or seasonal vegetables any time of year."
Instant Pot Vegan Cabbage Detox Soup
"This simple vegan cabbage soup is perfect for a detox diet," says Fioa. "It's a tasty no-fuss recipe that takes 30 minutes to make in your Instant Pot®."
Chicken Yaki Udon
Ready in 30 Minutes. Shredded cabbage, bell peppers, carrots, garlic, and onions combine with strips of boneless, skinless chicken breast meat and udon noodles in this simple dish! "This delicious stir-fry is similar to yakisoba, but is made with thick, white udon noodles and tossed with a much simpler sauce," says Diana71.