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Creamy Cheesy Cabbage Casserole with Ritz Crackers

Cabbage casserole with a creamy sauce and cheesy cracker topping. This cabbage casserole recipe is perfect for any large get together and is a great side dish. Goes great with ham and turkey! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 223kcal
Author Anne Clark


  • 1 head cabbage, chopped into 1-inch squares or strips See Recipe Note
  • 1 stick butter, halved, melted
  • 1 onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup) See Recipe Note
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • dash of cayenne, optional
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 sleeve ritz crackers, roughly crushed (not too fine, you want bits and pieces of crackers)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Rinse head of cabbage under cool water first.  Chop the cabbage into 1-inch squares or strips.  Discard the hard core and end piece.  READ RECIPE NOTES (A & B) BELOW.
  • Place cabbage and chopped onion into a large casserole dish (9 x 13).  Pour half a stick of melted butter over the cabbage. Mix well.
  • Mix the soup, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a bowl.  A whisk works well for this.
  • Pour into the casserole dish and mix well with the cabbage.
  • Mix the crushed crackers and cheese and pour on top of the soup mixture.
  • Drizzle the remaining ½ 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.


(A)  If you like cabbage crispy and crunchy, then don't pre-cook the cabbage.  If you like it soft and tender, then pre-cook it before putting the casserole together.  You can boil the chopped cabbage or pan fry for about 5-8 minutes. Thoroughly drain.  Then, proceed with the recipe directions.  (B) If you finely chop the onion (i.e., mince it), you don't need to saute it first. I like to mince the onion, but some people prefer larger pieces of onion, in that case, consider cooking the onion in a skillet or microwave to soften it up.  (C) Store cooked cabbage casserole in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Serving: 4.7oz | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1mg