Cabbage Recipes

Glazed Pickled Red Cabbage
Photo: Ditte Isager

A collection of cabbage recipes, from homemade sauerkraut to crunchy salads.

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Napa Cabbage Salad

Napa Cabbage Salad

This Asian-inspired recipe from Brian Talley's friend Sarah Matthews is rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants.

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Apple Cider-Braised Cabbage

Apple Cider-Braised Cabbage

Star chef Tom Colicchio uses both apple cider and apple cider vinegar to braise cabbage wedges so they're fruity and tangy. This recipe is super-versatile: You can make it with red cabbage instead of green and serve it with a huge array of proteins, from seared scallops or fish to roast pork or chicken.

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Shaved Cabbage Salad with Paprika Vinaigrette

Shaved Cabbage Salad with Paprika Vinaigrette

Chef Tim Wiechmann serves this Kraüter Salat: a colorful mix of shaved cabbage and radishes tossed with herbs, apple, and a lightly smoky paprika dressing.

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Red Cabbage Stir-Fry with Coconut

Red Cabbage Stir-Fry with Coconut

At her restaurant, Asha Gomez tops a cabbage stir-fry with fresh coconut, a Keralan staple. Home cooks can substitute shredded dried coconut (not sweetened) for the fresh kind; it's easier to find in stores.

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Crispy Pork, Shrimp and Cabbage Imperial Rolls

Crispy Pork, Shrimp and Cabbage Imperial Rolls

To make the perfect roll, Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan cook the filling ahead of time and wet the rice paper with their palms. The results: "Crispy, chewy, and snowy white rolls!"

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Traditional Napa Cabbage Kimchi

Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Michael Turek

"Fermented cabbage is the most common kind, but kimchi is actually a pickling technique, so you can make it with any vegetable," explains Marja Vongerichten. "Every Korean household has a different recipe: Some use pears, others, raw shrimp or oysters." This classic recipe includes napa cabbage, ginger, and garlic.

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Meat-Stuffed Cabbage Cakes

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"My trick for making individual cabbage cakes: Use a coffee cup to mold the stuffing in the cabbage leaves. Different meats are good: I add bacon to the veal and sausage," says chef Hubert Keller.

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Cabbage-and-Mushroom Toasts

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You'll need a knife and fork for these hearty, luscious toasts from chef Steven Satterfield. The cabbage topping would also be delicious as a side dish for roast pork.

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Cabbage-and-Kale Soup with Farro

Cabbage-and-Kale Soup with Farro
© Lucy Schaeffer

"I love a really flavorful pot of greens," says Melissa Perello. For this kale-and-cabbage soup, she uses just a little bit of pancetta and a Parmesan-cheese rind to give the broth a rich flavor. "It's definitely the kind of dish that tastes even better the next day," she says.

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Miso-Ginger Chicken and Cabbage

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Stir-fry four bowls of chicken and cabbage with shiitake, ginger, daikon, and scallions in less than a half hour. Pair with a minerally white Burgundy.

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Linguine with Red Cabbage

Linguine with Red Cabbage
© John Kernick

A little bit of cheese can add a lot of flavor to a healthy recipe. Marcia Kiesel tops this linguine with a scattering of crumbled feta, which melts on the warm pasta to give the dish a creamy tang.

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Homemade Sauerkraut with Caraway and Apples

Homemade Sauerkraut with Caraway and Apples
© David Prince

According to Cultured Pickle Shop owner Alex Hozven, the apple used here is a traditional component in many Eastern European sauerkraut recipes.

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Red Cabbage Salad with Fennel, Orange and Pepitas

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Sera Pelle loves making this rainbow-colored salad with umeboshi vinegar, the salty vinegar leftover from pickling Japanese plums. The fresh lemon juice used here is easier to find and equally delicious.

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Savoy-Cabbage-and-Sunchoke Pizzas

Savoy-Cabbage-and-Sunchoke Pizzas
© Brown W. Cannon III

This incredible pizza is topped with buttery braised cabbage, pureed sunchokes, crisp pan-fried sunchokes, and gooey Emmental cheese.

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Warm Duck-and-Cabbage Salad

Warm Duck-and-Cabbage Salad
© Frances Janisch

More and more specialty-food stores are selling duck confit legs, but in a pinch, rotisserie chicken works well, too.

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Beet and Red Cabbage Borscht

Beet and Red Cabbage Borscht
© John Kernick

Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm always make borscht around the holidays. One year, they had roasted fennel left over after a day of food styling and decided to add it to the soup pot; they've been making borscht with fennel ever since. They like their soup really sweet and sour, but you can adjust the vinegar and honey to your taste.

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Glazed Pickled Red Cabbage

Glazed Pickled Red Cabbage
Ditte Isager

This recipe is Nadine Levy Redzepi's riff on traditional Danish red cabbage, a very popular dish eaten throughout the year, especially at Christmas. It's a lovely balance of sweet and tangy, with some richness from the addition of duck fat.

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