Many people have a love/hate relationship with cabbage. Personally, I love it. It’s loaded with vitamins and gains in popularity around St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef and cabbage is how you see it paired most, but this week I’m sharing recipes with cabbage that go beyond that traditional meal.
Being green, cabbage is considered a lucky food. While it’s served on New Year’s Day, I think we can always use a little luck. Dene Mitzel serves her Steamed Cabbage With Smoked Sausage & Red Potatoes on New Year’s Day but says, “It includes sausage and potatoes and can be used as a main or side dish any time of the year!”
The sausage brings the recipe to a whole new level adding a fabulous smoky flavor. Starch from the potatoes adds great texture. This recipe is simple and seriously delicious.
There’s nothing better than a hearty bowl of stew. This easy cabbage and sausage stew is full of delicious flavor. The smoky sausage has a nice contrast of flavor from the mild taste of the cabbage. Tomatoes bring a bit of tartness, while the carrots add sweetness.
The longer it sits, the better this gets. Pat suggests serving with cornbread and dipping it into the bowl. That’s a must in my mind.
“This is a quick throw-together main dish that is delicious,” thinks Kay Cowell (Bedford, TX) of her Cabbage and Potatoes recipe. Kay is right… this dish is quick and quite tasty. It reminds me of a hash.
The spicy sausage adds a kick to the dish. If you don’t like hot sausage, a mild one can easily be substituted. This recipe is a great canvas to adjust the ingredients to suit your taste buds. The fried cabbage and potatoes bulk up the recipe. It can be a main dish or a side dish depending on what else is on the menu.
“If you love cabbage, you are going to freak out about how good this is,” shares Sue West. “Now, if you are on the fence about cabbage, you need to try this because this might be the recipe that converts you to a cabbage lover.”
Sue’s Garlic Rubbed Roasted Cabbage Steaks are a great low-carb side dish. Now, they can be a little tricky when flipping but they’re good even when they fall apart a little bit.
The garlic and olive oil roast and permeate throughout the cabbage. It’s so flavorful. Smashing the garlic really brings out the freshness and flavor.
Cabbage rolls are delicious but making them can be a bit tedious. Michelle Crawford (Crosby, TX) took her grandmother’s cabbage roll recipe and turned it into a Cabbage Roll Casserole. It tastes just like cabbage rolls, but without the work.
I loved the flavor Rotel adds to the meat during the cooking process. That, along with the fresh vegetables, adds a ton of flavor to this meal. You will need to watch this while cooking, but this is a fabulous one-dish recipe.
If you’ve only been exposed to boiled cabbage and think you don’t like it, I encourage you to try one of these five recipes. They’re full of flavor and will convert whoever tries them to a cabbage fan. Happy Pinching!