Find all the best ways to make kohlrabi. From kohlrabi slaw to roasted kohlrabi, this versatile vegetable is mild, crunchy, and a crowd pleaser.

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Roasted Kohlrabi

Rating: 4.5 stars 178
Kohlrabi is a vegetable that reminds me of a potato crossed with an artichoke heart. I roast it with garlic and Parmesan cheese.

Cold-Busting Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
A spicy addition to a classic soup. I normally make this with a whole chicken and let it cook for an hour, remove the meat, and return the bones for another hour on their own, chicken breasts are used here for simplicity.

Kohlrabi Noodles with Bacon and Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars 4
These flavorful low-carb kohlrabi noodles topped with bacon, onion, and Parmesan will turn anybody into a kohlrabi lover! The natural sweetness of the kohlrabi marries perfectly with the other ingredients, for a side dish that's a change from the usual.

Creamy Kohlrabi Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
This is a simple but hearty dish. It's similar to cream of broccoli soup only much better! My husband loves this soup so much he planted kohlrabi in our garden; it looks like a small green turnip. The taste and texture of kohlrabi are similar to those of a broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but milder and sweeter. Serve with your favorite bread.

Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
I came up with this recipe when my husband decided to grow our own kohlrabi and I had never had it before. This makes a different but tasty slaw that will go well with most everything.

Kohlrabi with White Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 34
When I was a nanny in Germany, this recipe was one I'd make often for the family. Tender kohlrabi cubes drenched in a creamy white sauce with a hint of nutmeg is a simple, mild, but flavorful side dish. Try this sauce over baked or fried potatoes, too.

Classic Jewish Chicken Soup

Rating: 5 stars 16
A classic recipe for 'Jewish Penicillin!' Add matzo balls if you wish, or just serve with noodles, fresh bread, or biscuits. This soup is even better reheated the next day!

Grandpa's Garden Chicken Soup

Rating: 5 stars 32
Grandpa sends me veggies from his huge garden every year and I use 'em for this soup, which has been called 'the best soup I've ever eaten' by friends. It's pretty unstructured and can change to meet your personal tastes. It's basically a chicken veggie soup; it's the FRESH veggies that make it the best. I just throw stuff in until it looks and tastes the way I want it to. It's also GREAT if you're sick; I swear it'll cure what ails ya! YUM! The longer you SLOWLY cook the soup, the more flavorful it becomes. I often eat a bowl while it's simmering 'cause I can't wait.

Bavarian Kohlrabi Soup

Rating: 4 stars 8
This is an old-world approach to soup. It is an excellent comfort food. My grandmother used to add egg dumplings to the soup, but that is optional.

Kohlrabi, Kale, Mushroom, and Bean Saute

Rating: 3 stars 1
This is a great dish for those with a CSA who want new ways to cook with kale or kohlrabi.

Squash and Kohlrabi Empanadas

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Need to sneak some vegetables by a picky eater? These empanadas, inspired by a trip to Mendoza, Argentina, are the perfect vehicle for spicing up boring vegetables. Use homemade dough if you want, but for those short on time as we all usually are, store-bought pie crust works great. Switch up the vegetables with what is in season.

Okra and Kohlrabi Vegan Breakfast Hash

Rating: 5 stars 1
This mouthwatering vegan breakfast hash is made entirely in the oven. With okra and kohlrabi, this dish is savory, hearty, and nutritious, and makes the perfect breakfast bowl! Pair with some fruit or a warmed grain dish. You can also add nuts to the final product for protein!

Inspiration and Ideas

20 Deliciously Unique Ways to Use Kohlrabi
Get loads of ideas for kohlrabi: Turn kohlrabi into noodles or slaw, puree into soup, or even bake it into bread.
Kohlrabi Bread
Rating: Unrated 7
I recently signed up for a weekly CSA veggie box which has introduced me to kohlrabi. Here's something different to to with a not-much-used vegetable in any standard bread machine.
Cream of Kohlrabi Soup
Rating: 4 stars 1

Creamy kohlrabi soup with a delicate, yet hearty flavor. Serve with bread croutons and a dollop of cream if desired.