11 Healthy Cabbage Recipes


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When you think of cabbage, do you think of a garnish used to add color or fill in the white space on a plate? Or worse, do you remember watery, mushy, or chewy boiled cabbage that a relative over-boiled with cured meat? If so, then you share my shock and surprise that, at least until recently, I've been missing out on the vitamins and nutrients packed into this water-rich super food. Cabbage has more vitamin C than an orange is a great source of vitamins A, K and also is high in folate and fiber too.  I like the flavor that it adds to soups and salads. My favorite recipe in the "The SparkPeople Cookbookis Chef Meg’s Minestrone Soup and much of the flavor and nutrition comes from the two cups and chopped cabbage in this recipe. Use these cabbage recipes to add extra vegetables to your nutritional intake. 

Thai Cabbage Noodles

A complete meal high in fiber that taste great. 

CALORIES: 317.8  |  FAT: 11.5g  |  PROTEIN: 12.1g  |  CARBS: 47.7g  |  FIBER: 7.6g

Spicy Cabbage Stir-Fry with Tofu

Great recipe to get an extra serving of green vegetables. 

CALORIES: 205.8  |  FAT: 8.2g  |  PROTEIN: 4.1g  |  CARBS: 30.9g  |  FIBER: 4.3g

Light and Creamy Cole Slaw

It'll be our little secret that this recipe isn't high in fat. It's so creamy no one will ever know.

CALORIES: 51.8  |  FAT: 1.6g  |  PROTEIN: 2g  |  CARBS: 8.3g  |  FIBER: 3.3g

Spring Rolls

This recipe is really easy; it's really more of a process than a recipe. Rice paper wrappers, which are available in the ethnic sections of most larger supermarkets these days, are a great way to wrap your veggies and protein for a quick snack or light lunch. 

CALORIES: 113.1  |  FAT: 4.2g  |  PROTEIN: 9g  |  CARBS: 9.7g  |  FIBER: 2g

Sautéed Cabbage Delight

Low-calorie side dish with garlic, onion, and red pepper flake.

CALORIES: 58.7  |  FAT: 2.1g  |  PROTEIN: 2.4g  |  CARBS: 9.5g  |  FIBER: 3.8g

Ground Turkey and Cabbage Stew

CALORIES: 121.4  |  FAT: 3.5g  |  PROTEIN: 11.6g  |  CARBS: 12g  |  FIBER: 4.3g

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

CALORIES: 83.5  |  FAT: 4.7g  |  PROTEIN: 0.9g  |  CARBS: 11.3g  |  FIBER: 2.1g

Black Bean and Cabbage

This dish is perfect for vegetarians or those trying to eat less meat. Add peppers and carrots for an extra serving of vegetables and added flavor.

CALORIES: 300.8  |  FAT: 5.3g  |  PROTEIN: 10.6g  |  CARBS: 54.8g  |  FIBER: 11.5g
Asian Cabbage Salad

A complete meal packed with veggies and protein.

CALORIES: 295  |  FAT: 16 g  |  PROTEIN: 24g  |  CARBS: 17.2g  |  FIBER: 3.1g

Slow-Cooker Cabbage Lentil Vegetable Soup

This delicious soup is perfect for a cold day. Enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day.

CALORIES: 57.6  |  FAT: 0.4g  |  PROTEIN: 3.5g  |  CARBS: 11.7g  |  FIBER: 4g

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Satisfy your hunger with this recipe. 

CALORIES: 159.2  |  FAT: 5.9g  |  PROTEIN: 10.8g  |  CARBS: 16.6g  |  FIBER: 2g
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  • 43
    Thanks for sharing! - 12/9/2017   3:46:35 PM
  • 42
    Going to save this article. Sounds good - 10/22/2017   11:11:44 PM
  • 41
    The cabbage recipes looked delicious! - 10/21/2017   11:19:02 AM
  • 40
    Yummy! I can't wait to try some of these cabbage recipe! - 10/21/2017   9:48:54 AM
  • 39
    I love cabbage, especially red cabbage. - 10/21/2017   9:22:14 AM
  • 38
    Some excellent ideas thank you! - 10/21/2017   12:08:02 AM
  • 37
    I love cabbage! - 10/20/2017   5:16:15 PM
  • 36
    Love cabbage, but the vitamin C is destroyed by cooking, eat it for every other reason though, great stuff! - 10/20/2017   12:26:05 PM
  • 35
    Thanks for the recipes, I love cabbage. - 10/20/2017   11:02:29 AM
  • 34
    Sounds like a recipe that I will have to try. I don't have very many cabbage recipes. - 10/20/2017   10:47:47 AM
  • 33
    LOVE cabbage. thanks for this piece - 10/20/2017   8:14:31 AM
    Love cabbage! Thanks for the recipes! - 10/20/2017   4:54:54 AM
  • 31
    WE eat lots of cabbage in this house. One of my favorite Mexican restaurants serve their street tacos an a beg of shredded cabbage---delicious! - 10/20/2017   1:12:15 AM
  • 30
    Some of these are very good. I love cabbage - 8/28/2017   12:29:36 AM
  • 29
    Thank you for the recipes! - 8/27/2017   7:51:04 PM
  • 28
    I recently started cooking a lot with a wok, I do a Singapore Mei Fun with brown rice noodle and handfuls of shredded cabbage. It's delicious, highly recommend! (main seasoning is curry, no added sugar) - 5/22/2017   1:25:26 PM
  • 27
    OH! I just thought of something - our famous Wichita "Garlic Salad" recipes are low carb high fat (LCHF/Keto) friendly!! They are essentially a slaw made with cabbage and mayonnaise and garlic. None of the sugary stuff. Yay! - 4/10/2016   2:52:37 PM
  • 26
    Hmmm I love cabbage, especially raw. I use it as a side with many Chinese style dishes and rice, as a different texture and fiber adder - 1/20/2016   2:57:45 PM
  • 25
    I love cabbage, but could really do without the after-effects.
    Who needs earth-shattering flatulence?? Not me. - 4/17/2015   12:57:51 PM
  • 24
    I make cabbage sauerkraut and bacon pierogi. - 4/11/2015   11:58:15 AM
  • 23
    Sorry, but my sense of smell can NOT get past that - ahem - "aroma" that makes a house smell gawdawful - can't be around that, sorry :( - 3/24/2015   4:15:14 AM
    These are NICE recipes. AND, one can always leave out the oil on most. That is my problem with (delicious) roasted cabbage slices/"steaks", brushing on oil. I am going to experiment with an oil-free or just a spritzed pan version. So far I haven't found one online. - 3/6/2015   2:13:49 PM
  • 21
    How could you leave out roasted!?! A bit of olive oil, sliced cabbage "steaks", 450 oven. Heaven!
    - 2/4/2015   4:01:12 AM
    I agree, Cabbage itself is great for weight loss. Cabbage Lentil Vegetable Soup looks so yummy and is amazingly low in calories. It's a must try. I found
    similar cabbage soup http://cabbage.recipes/recipes/deta

    Not sure, however, how much calories it has, but seems to be rich in fibre with the addition of spinach. - 7/30/2014   8:46:11 AM
  • LONGEST123
    All I want is a diet plan. What I should eat every meal. Breakfast, Lunch and Supper. I like easy not hard. If it's going to be hard forget it. If I have to write down what I eat ok. Just give me a choice of what I can eat - 7/14/2014   6:33:51 AM
  • 18
    thanks for the new healthy ways to cook cabbage. i have the link and i will be using them in january - 11/3/2013   6:05:59 PM
  • 17
    I'e decicied - I have cabbage already boiled a little bit.....with brown rice, a small amount of ground beef (both precooked), and mozzarella shredded....mixed together and put in the oven. - 9/17/2013   4:04:41 AM
    There was a great-looking Spark recipe or article for roasted? cabbage recently. Had a picture of a cabbage quarter, and recipe used bacon and olive oil. Cannot fine this! Grrrrr. - 4/20/2013   5:29:25 PM
    Now I know what I am going to have for lunch tomorrow . Thanks - 3/26/2013   9:06:24 PM
  • RENATA144
    Thank you for these amazing recipes ! - 3/25/2013   11:21:54 AM
  • PAL2010
    Absolutely wonderful. Thank you. - 3/19/2013   4:11:17 PM
    Great recipes, and easy to veganize! - 3/19/2013   2:27:00 PM
  • 11
    OMG this is making me hungry !!!!! :-) - 3/15/2013   11:19:35 AM
  • 10
    I too love cabbage, great to have extra recipes!
    Thank you - 3/4/2013   8:07:08 AM
  • GIASBASH6260
    I adore cabbage!! Adore it, but my problem is, is that I tend to eat too much and... I get stomach pains, lol! Whoops!

    I do love it in salads, both cooked and raw :) - 3/2/2013   11:44:27 PM
  • 8
    I eat sauerkraut nearly everyday as Dr. Mercola says we should have some fermented food daily for good intestinal health. I read the small print on the label that says you can rinse it and remove most of the salt and I do that. - 3/1/2013   3:12:07 PM
  • 7
    I love cabbage but no way would my husband go for it. But I think that I could sneak it into soup - he might notice but it would blend enough with the other flavors that he might actually eat a bite of it! - 2/27/2013   7:07:01 PM
    These look great!! - 2/27/2013   10:31:42 AM
  • 5
    Great ideas! Thanks - 2/27/2013   10:11:07 AM
  • 4
    I keep a bag of pre-shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix in my crisper drawer to add to soup or stri fry or as a quick side dish sauteed with a little sesame oil. My grandmother used to add a teaspoon of brown sugar to any dish with cabbage. She claimed it kept the whole house from smelling like cabbage. I do the same, but I also find that not overcooking it to be just as effective. - 2/27/2013   9:29:02 AM
  • 3
    Lately I've been chopping it up & adding w/ saute'd veggies to various casseroles I've made. (This past weekend we had a taco casserole w/ black beans & rice & veggies and also tuna/salmon casserole w/ noodles & veggies.)

    It really does add in well and does NOT counter other flavors. It IS a great way to include another veggie + nutrition.

    (If you grow cabbage, you can shred it, blanch it, and toss into ziploc bags in the freezer for use in soups & stews.) - 2/27/2013   3:02:19 AM
  • 2
    Excited about the many cabbage recipes! I normally just cook it on top of the stove with a lot of spices, bell peppers and onions and I prefer it HOT with red pepper. I also add smoke sauce. Now I have other alternatives. Thanks a lot for your hard work on this blog! Spring rolls sounds like a recipe I'll try first! :) - 2/26/2013   8:48:37 PM
  • JULIA1154
    Thanks for this array of cabbage recipes. I'm a big fan of the vegetable but had run out of inspiration. I'll enjoy trying many of these - the ground turkey and cabbage stew will probably be the first. - 2/26/2013   6:24:47 PM

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