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.
- We use white, savoy, red, hispi and more cabbage varieties
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.
Check out our super simple vegan Asian pickled red cabbage. This easy recipe makes for a great side dish to your Christmas feast; what's more, it's gluten free and comes in at only 50 calories per serving.
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.
Fill cabbage leaves with nutmeg-spiced pork mince then bake in tomato sauce for a healthy, high-protein midweek meal.
Check out this super simple linguine recipe with olives and savoy cabbage. Packed with plenty of flavour this easy recipe makes a quick midweek meal.
Check out this super easy traybake recipe with spicy chorizo sausages and sticky sweet quince. This simple recipe is a perfect midweek meal for all the family.
This trendy charred hispi cabbage with hazelnut romesco dish is really easy to prepare but packs a lot of flavour. Perfect as part of a main dish or on its for own for a quick midweek meal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.