136 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 73
  • 4 Rating Star 41
  • 3 Rating Star 15
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 2

Excellent holiday side dish.

Andrea
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook cabbage in boiling water until barely tender, about 10 minutes; drain.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, milk, and salt. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, and then fold in cheese.

  • Transfer cabbage to prepared casserole dish, and stir in cheese sauce. Sprinkle cracker crumbs on top.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until top is browned.

Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

238.67 calories; 7.28 g protein; 22.61 g carbohydrates; 13.9 g fat; 25.23 mg cholesterol; 606.61 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

01/03/2004
Good basic recipe though I recommend the following changes in order to make it come out DELICOUS. Use real cheddar cheese instead of american cheese. Use toasted bread crumbs instead of ritz crackers. The crackers were mushy. Using these changes the cabbage was delicious a great recipe.
(74)

Most helpful critical review

08/29/2003
No one in my family liked this. We all love cabbage but this had no taste and was just not appealing.
(2)
136 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 73
  • 4 Rating Star 41
  • 3 Rating Star 15
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 2
01/03/2004
Good basic recipe though I recommend the following changes in order to make it come out DELICOUS. Use real cheddar cheese instead of american cheese. Use toasted bread crumbs instead of ritz crackers. The crackers were mushy. Using these changes the cabbage was delicious a great recipe.
(74)
01/28/2004
This was incredible!!!! i added a few things though - i sauteed 1/2 of a white onion and about 3 chopped cloves of garlic in butter/olive oil and then let that drain along with the cabbage in a colander - i think it is important to let the cabbage drain THOROUGHLY (about 10-15 mins. in the colander) otherwise the recipe will be watery like some other reviewers said and i also added more cheese than the original recipe called for and some black pepper to taste- there was none left. Even my husband and kids who are not fans of cabbage tried it (for new Year's day) and they loved it!!!! I will definitely make it again.
(42)
09/10/2003
I didn't even boil the cabbage and used a raw head shredded (which keep it a little bit firm and not soggy) and used cheaddar cheese instead of american plus added shredded carrots and celery just like coleslaw. very good. i think recipe uses too much salt and you really need black pepper. next time I will use only 1/8 tsp salt and more pepper. You can add more veggies and improvise on this recipe easily. A nice variation from coleslaw and mac-n-cheese all at once.
(29)
07/24/2003
Truly excellent! Neither my hubby nor I like cabbage but felt the need to choke some down on New Year's Day and I'm so glad I found this recipe. Heck I may even make it some other time! I read a previous review that stated they wished they'd doubled the cheese sauce recipe so I made 1.5 x the amount and it was just great. Should have drained the cabbage better but I didn't know any better. This is a FIVE STAR recipe. It received rave reviews in my house. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
(21)
07/24/2003
Pretty amazing: out of the ubiquitous cabbage comes a delightful side-dish creamy and versatile. Wonderful.
(17)
07/24/2003
Excellent! I prepared this almost to the letter - except I mixed the melted butter and flour together before adding milk (I added more than a cup of milk) and I just added several slices of American cheese bc that's all I had in the house. It came out great - no leftovers. A great recipe - especially because you can make it with pantry staples. Thanks!
(11)
07/24/2003
Thanks Beth. Great recipe allows for a lot of variation. Cabbage was on special this week and I rarely buy it because I boil it and I like it but well it's just plain old cabbage. This recipe was more of a discovery for me that I could actually doll up cabbage. I used 3 cheeses equal parts (about 2oz. each) of Velveeta Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack. I had some heavy cream instead of milk and topped it with the crackers. I added a little margarine to the cheese sauce too and melted it all in the microwave. I initially microwaved the cabbage too. Then I baked the assembled casserole in the oven. Easy and the sauce was marvelous. But the concept of any kind of cheese sauce on the cabbage is one I will do over and over. I won't deduct any stars but my version wasn't by any means low-cal.
(9)
03/25/2006
This was good I added onions to the butter and sauteed them before adding the flour and added more cheese..and italian bread crumbs on top....My 3 year old ate it and he doesnot like veggies!!!!!will make agan!!
(7)
07/24/2003
Sorry but there was no one who really liked this. I thought it was ediable if doused in S&P. I don't know why (b/c we love cabbage) but we didn't care for this and I followed the recipe to the letter.
(7)