10 Ways to Use Cabbage

Whether you grow your own cabbage or buy it fresh from the farmers market or grocery store, this is the time of year for it. Prices are cheap and the fresh cabbage is tempting enough to buy a head or two. Here are some great ideas for enjoying it.

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1. Slaw – Nothing says spring like a fresh bowl of colorful slaw. Here’s a recipe to get you going, Colorful Slaw with Dried Cranberries.

2. Stir-fry – Sliced cabbage is a great addition to a stir-fry.

3. Salad – Slice or shred cabbage and add it to your salad greens. It adds variety and texture to an everyday salad.

oven-roasted cabbage wedges

4. Roasted in the Oven – Roasted cabbage has a wonderful flavor that is an awesome accompaniment to most any meal. Try this recipe, Oven-Roasted Cabbage Wedges 

5. Pan-fried Cabbage – Fry a half a pound of bacon, crumble it and then add sliced cabbage and fry in the bacon grease until tender. This is down-home country goodness in a skillet.

6. Soup – Add sliced cabbage to soup. It adds flavor, texture, and can help stretch your pot of soup to feed more in a pinch. Need a recipe? “Kitchen Sink” Soup with Chicken and Brown Rice

7. Salad Wraps – Use a whole cabbage leaf instead of a flour tortilla for salad wraps to increase the nutrition and cut carbs.

8. Corned Beef and Cabbage – This is a crowd-pleasing meal even if it’s not St. Patrick’s Day. Corned Beef Dinner {Slow Cooker}.

9. Sauerkraut – Never made sauerkraut but want to try? Get started with these instructions. Fermented Red Sauerkraut

10. Freeze It – Buy more than you can use right now? Slice it, lay it on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan and freeze overnight. The next day, pack it in a gallon zip-close bag and return to the freezer. Now you have cabbage sliced and ready to use in your favorite recipes whenever needed. It will keep for three to six months in the freezer.