Cabbage Side Dish Recipes

Fried cabbage, stewed cabbage, smothered cabbage, grilled cabbage: browse more than 90 top-rated recipes for cabbage side dishes complete with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

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Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars 229
Crispy bacon tops pan-fried cabbage and mushrooms for a deliciously rich side dish.

Creamed Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 224
Cabbage with bacon and sour cream—what's not to love?

Irish Heritage Cabbage

Rating: 4 stars 35
This is a delicious, authentic Irish cabbage side dish.

Ethiopian Cabbage Dish

Rating: 4.5 stars 872
My Ethiopian friend brought this dish to a potluck and I've been making it ever since. It is healthy and delicious. Do not add liquid. The cabbage and potatoes release enough moisture on their own.

Southern Fried Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 684
Quick and easy stir-fried cabbage recipe made with onion and crispy bacon.

Jamaican Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
This cabbage and carrot side dish has a sweet, spicy kick of vinegar and hot Scotch bonnet chile pepper.


Rating: 4.5 stars 51
Kapusta is a great side dish at any meal and even makes a great main dish for vegetarians. This recipe was passed down by my Polish grandmother. I grew up with it at every holiday meal and just love it. Sauerkraut takes on a whole new flavor when baked and is really delicious! Try it and see for yourself!

Buttered-Braised Cabbage

Rating: 5 stars 15
This will make you like cabbage in a whole different way.

Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 500
Sweet and sour German red cabbage is yummy. Plus it's so easy to make!

Cabbage-Carrot Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 72
My grandmother passed this recipe down to me. People who don't even like cabbage love this dish.

Fabulous Fried Cabbage

Rating: 4.5 stars 367
A favorite old Irish family recipe for fried cabbage and it's so easy.

Cabbage and Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
A wonderfully tasty and easy cabbage side dish. Perfect for backyard barbeques or a complement to pork chops.
By Susan Leckrone

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Cook Cabbage
Boil it, braise it, sauté it, roast it, grill it, ferment it—cabbage can do it all.
Uli's Apple Red Cabbage
Rating: Unrated 64
This is a classic German-style cabbage recipe, perfect with schnitzel, bratwurst, or rouladen.
Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic
Rating: 4.5 stars 1152

Hearty flavors and simple preparation make this cabbage side dish a winner.