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19 Delicious Shredded Cabbage Recipes You Need to Try

These shredded cabbage recipes are sure to tantalize your taste buds and make your mouth water.

Whether you’re looking for a salad, side dish, or main course, there’s something here for everyone.

I especially love how versatile shredded cabbage is – there are so many different flavors and textures you can experiment with.

Sauteed Cabbage with Garlic and Lime

From Asian-inspired stir-fries to Mexican-style tacos, the possibilities are endless.

Plus, adding some of your favorite fondue sauces can really take your dishes to the next level.

So, if you’re looking for a delicious way to put cabbage on the menu, check out these 19 incredible recipes.

1. Sauteed Cabbage Recipe

Sauteed Cabbage Recipe

I’m always looking for new ways to make cabbage, and this one was a winner.

I especially love the caramelization you get when you saute it, so I followed the recipe closely.

The only change I made was to add an extra tablespoon of butter—it really makes a difference!

Delicious, simple, and fast—all the qualities I look for in a go-to dinner side.

-Jill Price, San Jose, California

2. Simple Cabbage Salad

Simple Cabbage Salad

This salad was unbelievably simple, but also incredibly flavorful.

I think part of the success came from the sweetness of the cabbage and the balance of ingredients in the dressing.

The lemon juice was a nice touch that really brought out all the flavors.

Definitely making this one again!

-Robb Henry, Tulsa, Oklahoma

3. Parmesan Garlic Cabbage

Parmesan Garlic Cabbage

I had no idea what to expect when I tried this recipe.

It turned out so delicious!

The Parmesan cheese and garlic really gave it a unique flavor, and it was an easy side dish that didn’t take too long to make.

My family loved it, and now I’m sure to make it again soon.

-Kai Wu, McLean, Virginia

4. Spicy Shredded Cabbage

Spicy Shredded Cabbage

This is such a great side dish!

It takes just minutes to prepare and comes out wonderfully fragrant, tender, and juicy.

The combination of spices – Hungarian hot paprika, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon stick – gives it a warm flavor that makes it the perfect accompaniment to all sorts of main dishes.

I especially like the contrast between sweet onion and spicy paprika.


-Joseph Clark, Springfield, Illinois

5. Steamed cabbage

Steamed cabbage

This recipe was so simple, yet it really brings out the flavor of the cabbage.

The butter and garlic added a unique flavor to the cabbage that was really enjoyable.

I think next time I might add a little more garlic, but overall it was excellent!

-Franklin Powell, Norfolk, Virginia

6. Sweet Sesame-Lime Cabbage Salad

Sweet Sesame-Lime Cabbage Salad

I made this salad for an outdoor gathering with friends, and it was a hit!

The flavors really shined through, and the marinade really added something special.

I’m not one to skimp on the sesame oil, so I doubled it and added extra lime juice to help balance out the sweetness.

A sprinkle of sesame seeds were the perfect finish.

Everyone asked for the recipe, which is always a great sign!

-Malia Johnson, Madison, Wisconsin

7. Caramelized Cabbage

Caramelized Cabbage

I had no idea what to expect with this recipe, but was pleasantly surprised.

The caramelization of the cabbage and onion created a delicious balance of sweetness and savoriness that I didn’t expect.

Don’t be afraid to let it cook for the full 20 minutes – that’s where all the flavor comes from.

Next time, I may add a bit more red pepper flakes as we like it spicy!

-Kellie Bloom, Spokane, Washington

8. Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

This beef and cabbage stir fry was so flavorful and easy to make!

I love how I can customize the sauce to my own taste.

With the extra veggies, it’s a meal full of color and nutrition.

The ground beef keeps the dish from feeling too light, but doesn’t overpower any of the other ingredients.

To top it all off, I added some sesame seeds for a nice crunchy texture.


-Victoria Kane, Allentown, Pennsylvania

9. Simple Healthy Coleslaw

Simple Healthy Coleslaw

This is a great light summer dish and, being health-conscious, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into my diet.

The crunch of the cabbage and carrots paired with the nuttiness of the seeds is delicious and I love that it can be served as a side or on its own as an entree.

It’s also a great way to use up extra vegetables.

My only critique would be that it could do with a bit more flavor; next time I’ll definitely add some garlic and maybe try using other spices like coriander or chili powder.

-Sophia Anderson, Greenwood, Indiana

10. Jamaican Steamed Cabbage

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage

This dish was a great way to add some unique flavor to a classic vegetable dish.

The combination of the onions and thyme gave it a nice earthy taste, while the sweetness of the carrots balanced it out perfectly.

I would suggest adding more garlic powder, or even fresh garlic cloves, as I found it could use a bit more depth.

But overall, an easy and delicious way to enjoy cabbage!

-Marlene Wilkerson, Carson City, Nevada

11. Perfect Boiled Cabbage

Perfect Boiled Cabbage

I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe.

I didn’t expect cabbage to be so flavorful and juicy, but it really was.

I think it could have done with a little bit more salt and pepper, but overall I found the balance of seasoning perfect.

It’s an easy, healthy side dish that pairs nicely with almost any main course.

Plus, if you make it in big batches like I did, you can easily store and reheat the leftovers.

-Mia Ferguson, Spokane Valley, Washington

12. Kupus Salata (Croatian White Cabbage Salad)

Kupus Salata (Croatian White Cabbage Salad)

This Kupus Salata is a great way to get a unique flavor without the effort of an extensive recipe.

The macerating technique is something I’ve never done before, and it makes all the difference.

I love how the caraway seeds add such a distinct nutty flavor.

However, I found that it needed a bit more acidity, so I added some extra vinegar and salt to bring out the taste.

All in all, this was a great new discovery!

-Paul Harris, Alexandria, Virginia

13. Carrot & Shredded Cabbage With Peanuts

Carrot & Shredded Cabbage With Peanuts

This carrot and cabbage salad is light, fresh, and surprisingly flavorful.

I love the combination of sweet apples, crunchy peanuts, and fragrant herbs.

The dressing was spot on too: it was tangy from the lime juice and zesty from the fish sauce and chili.

My only suggestion would be to add some fresh ginger for a bit of warmth and depth in flavor.

-Toby Ortega, Detroit, Michigan

14. Fried Cabbage with Apples and Onion

Fried Cabbage with Apples and Onion

I was pleasantly surprised by how easy and tasty this Fried Cabbage with Apples and Onion recipe was.

I was expecting a good dish, but the sweet and savory combination of flavors, especially with the hint of nutmeg, really impressed me.

The only thing I would do differently next time is to double the amount of butter used – the cabbage really soaked up all that buttery goodness!

—Alexandra Taylor, Fairfield, California

15. Air Fryer Cabbage Fritters

Air Fryer Cabbage Fritters

I love trying out new recipes, so when I saw this one for air fryer cabbage fritters I had to give it a try.

The combination of vegetables and spices made these fritters flavorful and healthy at the same time.

I enjoyed the crispiness of the outside and the tenderness of the inside.

My family enjoyed them as well!

They would also be great for a party appetizer or snack – served with a dollop of sour cream or your favorite dipping sauce.

—Grace Franklin, Houston, Texas

16. Comforting Braised Cabbage with Chicken

Comforting Braised Cabbage with Chicken

I’m always looking for ways to get more veggies into my meals, so this one was a great find.

The mix of vegetables and chicken made for a really delicious and comforting dish.

It’s easy to make and has the perfect balance of savory flavors – it definitely makes a great weeknight dinner!

—Kaitlyn Jenkins, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

17. Garlicky Sauteed Cabbage

Garlicky Sauteed Cabbage

I’m not usually one for cabbage dishes but this recipe is definitely a keeper.

The garlic and thyme give it a nice savory flavor and the cabbage itself cooked down perfectly.

It’s a great side dish for any meal, but I especially like it as an accompaniment to my weekly stir-fry.

I also love that it’s so easy to make—just 10 minutes of prep and cooking time!

—David Clark, Montgomery, Alabama

18. Shredded Cabbage Salad With Pomegranate and Tomatoes

Shredded Cabbage Salad With Pomegranate and Tomatoes

This salad is simple and delicious.

I love the crunch of the cabbage, combined with the sweetness of the pomegranate and tomatoes.

The dressing is so flavorful and pairs perfectly with all the other ingredients.

I’m already planning on making this again; it was a hit at my last family dinner!

—Avery Lewis, Austin, Texas

19. Cabbage Curry

Cabbage Curry

This cabbage curry is a great way to enjoy a delicious and nutritious Indian-style side dish.

I used a combination of oil, cumin, mustard, and ginger garlic paste to give the curry its flavor.

For extra texture, I added green peas and chana dal.

The red chili powder and garam masala gave the dish just the right amount of spice.

This recipe is simple to make but tastes like it took hours in the kitchen!

—Leanne King, Troy, Michigan


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Sauteed Cabbage with Garlic and Lime

19 Ways To Use Shredded Cabbage

All of us know that cabbage is a vegetable that is packed with vitamins and minerals, but sometimes it can be hard to know what to do with it. That's why I've created this list of 20 delicious shredded cabbage recipes. From unique salads and stir-fries to comforting soups and slaws, I've got something for everyone.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 426 kcal


  • Sauteed Cabbage
  • Simple Cabbage Salad
  • Parmesan Garlic Cabbage
  • Spicy Shredded Cabbage
  • Steamed cabbage
  • Sweet Sesame-Lime Cabbage Salad
  • Caramelized Cabbage
  • Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
  • Simple Healthy Coleslaw
  • Jamaican Steamed Cabbage
  • Perfect Boiled Cabbage
  • Kupus Salata (Croatian White Cabbage Salad)
  • Carrot & Shredded Cabbage With Peanuts
  • Fried Cabbage with Apples and Onion
  • Air Fryer Cabbage Fritters
  • Comforting Braised Cabbage with Chicken
  • Garlicky Sauteed Cabbage
  • Shredded Cabbage Salad With Pomegranate and Tomatoes
  • Cabbage Curry


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 20 minutes or less.