Looking for cabbage recipes? 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 – savoy, hispi, white – there are 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 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. Try our red cabbage recipes or our best vegetable side dishes for more produce at its peak.

For more exciting veggies, see the best leafy greens to try including easy kale recipes, radicchio recipes and versatile spinach recipes. Also check out our fresh celery recipes and spring onion recipes.

Easy cabbage recipes

Cabbage soup

Try our vegan cabbage soup for a dish that’s made punchy and colourful with dill, tomato and lemon.

Bowl of cabbage broth with a spoon sticking out next to lemon wedges

Crispy fried cabbage

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.

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Charred Hispi cabbage with parmesan dressing

Sweet, charred cabbage is complemented by a creamy dressing layered with parmesan, mustard and lemon, making a standout veggie side dish.

sliver platter of charred wedges of hispi cabbage, topped with dollops of creamy sauce and parmesan shavings, on a grey concrete background

Sri Lankan spiced grilled cabbage

Elevate your summer barbecue by coating charred hispi cabbage in spices and tomatoes. Also vegan and gluten-free, ensuring everyone can relish the flavours.

Plate of grilled cabbage topped with tomatoes and onions, next to lime lime slices.

Easy okonomiyaki

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.

Easy Okonomiyaki Recipe

Cabbage parcels in tomato sauce

Fill cabbage leaves with nutmeg-spiced pork mince then bake in tomato sauce for a healthy, high-protein midweek meal.

Pork Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Vegetarian cheese and cabbage okonomiyaki

This comforting Japanese savoury pancake is all melted cheese, fried cabbage and pickled ginger – delicious with Kewpie mayo and dried bonito flakes.

A Japanese-style cabbage and cheese okonomiyaki on a small grey plate

Linguine with savoy cabbage, olives and feta

Named after a region in France, Savoy cabbage is mild in taste and, due to its large, robust leaves, holds up well when cooking. The leaves are especially good for stuffing. Packed with plenty of flavour, this super simple linguine with olives and savoy cabbage makes a quick midweek meal.

Linguine Recipe With Savoy Cabbage, Olives and Feta

Charred hispi cabbage with hazelnut romesco

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.

hispi cabbage

Grilled beef sirloin with charred hispi cabbage and romesco

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.


Chargrilled chicken with white beans and cabbage

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.

Chargrilled chicken with white beans and cabbage

Smoky ham hock and root veg stew

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.

ham hock and veg stew

Sticky glazed gammon with creamy mustard cabbage

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.

gammon and sticky cabbage

Shredded veg and chicken salad with Japanese sesame dressing

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.

Shredded veg and chicken salad with Japanese sesame dressing

Spicy cabbage

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.

spicy cabbage

Rainbow slaw with creamy lime and coriander dressing

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.

rainbow slaw

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