Like most vegetables, cabbage is an excellent source of essential vitamins and is also high in potassium and iron. With so many varieties available to choose from – red, green, savoy, hispi, white – there is plenty of different and exciting ways to use cabbage in your cooking.
Cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked, depending on your preference, and you should always try and buy it as fresh as possible so it hasn’t lost any of its essential nutrients. Our 22 recipes demonstrate how easy it is to use cabbage in your everyday cooking whether simply using it as a sandwich filling, adding it to a salad or creating a delicious main course dish for all the family to enjoy.
Use up the humble cabbage in our easy version of a British Chinese takeaway classic. Ready in just 20 minutes, try this simple idea for an easy side dish for your next dinner party.
This low calorie recipe is really easy to make but packs in lots of big flavours. Served with a romesco sauce, the hispi cabbage takes centre-stage in this dish and really complements the beef.
This recipe is ideal for using the contents in your cupboard and makes a fast midweek meal. Simply add chargrilled chicken breasts to a white bean and savoy cabbage mix and season well.
These low calorie roasted red cabbage steaks look really impressive on the plate and taste great too! Drizzle the steaks with our homemade hazelnut dressing to serve.
A halloumi burger is a great alternative to a meaty version and this recipe includes a citrus slaw of white cabbage, carrot and red onion to add to the delicious cheesiness. Add some rocket leaves, tomato, a generous drizzle of peri peri sauce and tuck in!
Because everyone loves a good taco! These vegan, low calorie tacos using red cabbage don’t require much preparation and are ideal for sharing with family and friends.
This deli-style sandwich recipe makes more coleslaw than you’ll need for the sandwiches but it’ll keep for 2-3 days in the fridge.
This smoky ham hock stew is packed with lots of vegetables including cabbage, carrots, leeks and potatoes – a hearty and warming meal, perfect for the winter months.
Pickled red cabbage, sesame chicken, soya beans and sushi rice mixed together makes this a really delicious salad. Garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and sesame seeds to serve.
Sticky glazed gammon with creamy mustard cabbage is the stuff that Sunday lunches are made of. Also perfect for a midweek meal and on the dinner table in less than half an hour.
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake made with hispi cabbage, streaky bacon and drizzled with Worcestershire and tomato sauces. Sprinkle with ginger, spring onions and sesame seeds to serve.
Shredded white cabbage, carrots, radishes and cucumber with a splash of rice vinegar gives this salad a slightly sweet but tangy edge. Simply add the chicken and mix everything together for a quick and easy midweek salad.
This recipe takes a couple of hours but is worth the extra effort when you taste the slow-cooked meat. Serve the ox cheeks with creamy mash, red cabbage and English mustard clotted cream.
We’ve ditched the bulgar wheat, but kept all the herby loveliness of a classic tabbouleh in this ruby winter slaw with red cabbage. Sprinkle some sumac over the slaw before serving, if you like.
This low calorie chicken salad recipe uses shredded white cabbage, juicy pomegranate molasses, fat-free yoghurt and fresh salad leaves. Garnish with some homemade dressing, and a handful of mint.
Braised red cabbage with apples, bacon, cinnamon and orange zest is the perfect side dish for any festive feast or special occasion. Add a splash of red wine and this dish is ready to go!
This recipe for Tandoori lamb steaks is really easy to make and served with a chilli-spiked slaw of red cabbage, chillies, onion and red pepper. Serve the steaks and slaw with our homemade and cooling mint yoghurt.
These Asian-inspired chicken burgers make a healthier alternative to traditional burgers. Serve the burger on a lettuce leaf, instead of burger buns, topped with pickled red cabbage for an extra kick of flavour.
This hotpot recipe is packed with flavour and the sweet and earthy contrast of the red cabbage and beetroot with the sausages is a winning combination. Serve it with creamy mash or soda bread to soak up all the delicious juices!
Savoy cabbage is spiced with chilli flakes, root ginger and star anise, topped with sultanas and drizzled with sherry. This cabbage recipe works as a side dish or a veggie dish on its own.
This recipe does exactly what it says on the tin. Steam the shredded cabbage, season well and serve with the pork chops and some buttery mash.
Our best ever recipe for homemade coleslaw. We use shredded red cabbage and white cabbage with other vegetables and salads, finished with a creamy lime and coriander dressing.
Savoy cabbage, courgettes and spinach make for a super healthy midweek meal that’s ready in just 20 minutes. For a veggie version, make this with veg stock and leave out the bacon.