Mary's Cheesy Scalloped Cabbage

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Serves: 6-8
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 small head green cabbage
2 c cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 c medium white sauce
1/2 - 3/4 c fine bread crumbs, buttered
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c milk

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Ellen Bales Recipe
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Indianapolis, IN (pop. 2.8M)
Member Since Jun 2010
Ellen's notes for this recipe:
This was given to me by my dear mother-in-law, Mary Armstrong Bales, many years ago. It has long been a family favorite. Even people who don't like cabbage like it!
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A culinary match made in heaven! The cabbage and cheese are simply divine together.


Cut cabbage into wedges and cook uncovered until tender (about 25 minutes). Add salt to water just before cooking is completed. Drain cabbage, add butter.
For white sauce: in a saucepan, melt butter over low heat, add flour and salt, stir until combined. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly until thickened.
Layer the cabbage, cheese, and white sauce in a 2-1/2 qt. casserole dish. Repeat layers.
Top with buttered bread crumbs.
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or until bread crumbs are browned.
A good side dish with ham, pork, sausage, or as a vegetarian main dish.

A picture of the lady who is responsible for this recipe: Mary Armstrong Bales, God bless her!

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user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Sep 3, 2012
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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Oct 3, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Oct 3, 2012
WONDERFUL...your first one!!!
I am sure there will be many more....
.....10/3/12...............Hugs, Nancy
user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Oct 3, 2012
Congratulations Ellen on your first blue ribbon!
user Ellen Bales Starwriter - Oct 3, 2012
Thank you so much, Nancy and Deb. It's very exciting, and I'm sure my mother-in-law is smiling down from heaven.

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