This easy cabbage casserole is an excellent vegetable side dish. It’s baked in a creamy sauce and topped with Ritz crackers and cheddar cheese. This vegetable casserole is a great holiday side dish for a large gathering. Goes great with ham, turkey, and salmon!
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What can I make with cabbage?
When I told my husband I was making a cabbage casserole, he cringed. He isn’t a fan of cabbage! But I am and I love it cooked all kinds of ways whether it’s smothered with bacon or in a casserole like this recipe! Vegetable casseroles are always a popular dish with a crowd; and since cabbage is a year-round vegetable, it’s always available at your grocery store or farmer’s market. If you’re interested in a simple cabbage recipe, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas, I hope you give this one a try.
Ingredients for Cabbage Casserole
- Head of cabbage
- Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Cheddar Cheese
- Ritz Crackers
- Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper
How to Make Cabbage Casserole
This recipe is easy to throw together for a simple vegetable side dish to make any occasion special.
STEP 1: Chop the cabbage into 1-inch squares (some people like to shred the cabbage, this works fine, too), and place in a large casserole dish. Pour half a stick of melted butter over the cabbage and add the seasonings. Mix well.
Note: Do you prefer crispy or crunchy cabbage? If you like it crispy and crunchy, then don’t pre-cook the cabbage. If you like it soft and tender, then pre-cook it before assembling the casserole. You can boil the chopped cabbage in a pot of water or pan fry for about 5-8 minutes. Then, proceed with the recipe directions.
STEP 2: Mix the soup and mayonnaise in a bowl. The cream of mushroom soup mixed with mayonnaise creates a super smooth, velvety texture. Then pour into the casserole dish and mix well with the cabbage.
STEP 3: Mix the crushed crackers with the cheese and spread on top of the casserole.
STEP 4: Pour remaining melted butter on top of cracker-cheese mixture. The cheesy cracker topping gives it that special final touch. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
What Meats Go with Cabbage Casserole
The most common meats to serve with cabbage casserole are ham, chicken or turkey, and fish (see my Easy Grilled or Broiled BBQ Salmon recipe.
What can you do with a Head of Cabbage?
Make a casserole like this one! The ever so popular Egg Roll in a Bowl is always a delicious meal choice! Try this Southern Fried Cabbage recipe from Immaculate Bites….cooked with garlic and bacon….delicious!
How Long Does Cabbage Casserole Last in the Fridge?
Any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I prefer to use BPA-free glass containers with locking lids. Check out this 20-piece set of glass food storage containers with locking lids.
Can you Freeze Cabbage Casserole?
Cabbage freezes very well! Allow the casserole to completely cool off. Then place into a freezer container or sealable plastic freezer bag (write the date on the bag so you can easily remember it). Frozen cabbage casserole will stay fresh for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge the day before you plan to eat if. Reheat in a pot on the stove or in the microwave.
Creamy Cheesy Cabbage Casserole Recipe
- 1 head cabbage, chopped into 1-inch squares See Recipe Note
- 1 stick butter, halved, melted
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- dash of cayenne, optional
- 1 cup shredded cheddar
- 1 sleeve ritz crackers, crushed
- Placed the chopped cabbage (see recipe note) in a large casserole dish. Add the chopped onion, salt and pepper (optional cayenne), and 1/2 stick melted butter. Mix well.
- In a bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup and mayonnaise. Pour over the cabbage.
- Mix the crushed crackers and cheese and pour on top of the soup mixture.
- Drizzle the remaining 1/2 stick melted butter on top of the cracker and cheese mixture. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes or until the cracker topping is crispy browned.
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