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mary's cheesy scalloped cabbage

★★★★★ 26
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 26
serves 6-8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mary's cheesy scalloped cabbage

  • 1 sm
    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
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c

How To Make mary's cheesy scalloped cabbage

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Layer the cabbage, cheese, and white sauce in a 2-1/2 qt. casserole dish. Repeat layers.
  • 4
    Top with buttered bread crumbs.
  • 5
    Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or until bread crumbs are browned.
  • 6
    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!