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Creamy Cheesy Cabbage Casserole Recipe

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! 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 431kcal


  • 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
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp 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 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.


(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: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 590mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g