Around the World Cabbage Recipes: If you love cabbage, these recipes are for you! Irresistibly delicious, they are simply the best cabbage recipes popular in countries around the world.
If you love cabbage, you’re not alone. It’s an endlessly versatile vegetable, low in calories and high in powerful antioxidants.
While cabbage may resemble lettuce, it’s part of a family of vegetables that include broccoli, cauliflower, and kale.
Cabbage has been grown around the world for thousands of years and is found favorite dishes, including sauerkraut, kimchi, and coleslaw.
Best Known Cabbage Recipes Around the World
It is one of the oldest-known vegetables and remains a staple ingredient in kitchens around the world. From Irish colcannon to German sauerkraut, cabbage has always lent itself best to hearty food that comforts to the core.
Here are the best know cabbage recipes made in kitchens worldwide:
A classic Irish dish of cabbage and potatoes, often eaten as a side dish.
Translated ‘sour cabbage’ in German, it’s a dish of fermented cabbage and commonly served with sausages and pork. Or in dishes like Krautstrudel.
Poland: Stuffed Cabbage Cabbage is a favorite in dishes like gołąbki (stuffed cabbage) and pierogi.
Russia: Cabbage Soup
Russia has the highest annual per capita consumption of cabbage. Russians love braised cabbage, cabbage soup, cabbage rolls, and more.
United States: Coleslaw
A classic summer shredded cabbage recipe. Of Dutch origin, it’s a staple on American tables.
Surprising Health Benefits of Cabbage
There’s a reason people all over the world include cabbage in their diet. Here are some surprising health benefits of cabbage.
Especially high in vitamin C, cabbage is rich in vitamin B6 and folate. And contains powerful antioxidants.
German Krautstrudel is a delightfully easy savory cabbage roll, perfect for the season. With soft sauteed strands of cabbage, the smoky flavor of bacon and savory crunch of caraway seeds; all wrapped in a delicate, flaky crust. It’s a treat friends and family will love.
“Simple shredded cabbage is transformed into a fragrant side dish with the addition of cilantro, lime, and an array of spices including turmeric and cumin. It’s crucial to salt the cabbage before cooking in order to extract some of its moisture.”
This Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup is everything you love about cabbage rolls, without the work or time. It's an easy, quick-cooking soup filled with the cabbage roll flavors and ingredients we love. Comfort food at its best.
“When you love cabbage, it doesn’t take long for a sudden craving of delicious stuffed cabbage rolls to surface. When you add an apple to the mix, it’s delightfully sweet and just a little bit addictive.”
“Cabbage salads featuring crushed instant ramen noodles are a staple of Hawaiian home cooking. The noodles add crunch, texture, and sweetness to this terrifically versatile slaw. As the salad sits and the noodles soak up the intensely flavorful sesame dressing, they soften slightly — be sure to serve this salad straightaway.”
"Fresh cabbage soup or shchi is one of the national dishes of Russia. When the soup is made with sauerkraut it is known as sour shchi or kislye shchi, and when it is made with sorrel, spinach, and other greens, it's known as green shchi or zelyoniye shchi."
“This cabbage and pea salad is vibrant, crisp and fresh. You will love the sweet pop of flavor from the peas and the easy zesty dressing. The ingredients in this cabbage pea salad are simple but they come together in a marvelous way.”
“Also called pizzoccheri, this dish hails from the Lombardy region of Italy, and we consider it proof that potatoes and pasta do actually go well together. The traditional dish is made with buckwheat pasta, but you can substitute your favorite variety, like the orecchiette shown here.”
“We’ve adapted this recipe by using fresh cabbage leaves rather than the more traditional pickled cabbage. To add a pleasant sourness to the dish, top the stuffed cabbage in the pot with 2 cups sauerkraut before baking, if you like.”
"Corned Beef and Cabbage is often considered quintessential Irish fare for St. Patrick’s Day. A moist, tender and beautifully flavored brisket with comfort food favorites like potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. This recipe is made in one pot, whether that be on the stove, a slow cooker, or in a pressure cooker."
“What I love is the slightly crunchy texture that the cabbage retains through this method and the masses of flavour you can add. It’s also a seriously simple cooking method that does all the work on its own.”
“The next time you’re brimming with cabbage — turn to this time-honored Korean solution: kimchi it. Fresh vegetables transform into a spicy, fragrant, flavor-packed condiment with Matt Rodbard’s easy technique for quick-fermenting at home.”
“There are so many other fun things you can put in your beef and cabbage stir fry, though, like sliced mushrooms, thinly sliced red bell pepper, water chestnuts, or even some snow peas. But hey, I like to keep it simple and even in this very basic form I would have to say that, yes, this stir fry is addictive!”
This Hot Slaw recipe with Bacon Dressing is a quick and easy side dish. And a perfect complement to heftier favorites like pork, sausages, or, of course, chicken. Whether it be fried, grilled... or pulled!
“For this delicious, sumptuous stew, you can make your own peanut butter or use a natural version, minus the stabilizers and sugar found in many commercial brands, to get the right silky texture and pure peanut flavor.”
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage may be my new favorite way to make this iconic St. Patrick’s Day meal. The corned beef is incredibly tender and flavorful and its reserved juices make the meat and veggies… perfect. Softly cooked in the pressure cooker and infused with the corned beef spices that make it a stand-out favorite.
“No cabbage roundup would be complete without sauerkraut. If you’ve always been intimidated by making this fermented dish, fear not — this small-batch version is unbelievably easy. Your brats and Reubens will never be the same again.”
Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup is a healthy and vibrant soup, packed with vegetables like carrots, celery, green beans, peppers, and tiny new potatoes, all simmered in a fragrant broth. Warm and hearty soup to come home to.