20+ BEST Red Cabbage Recipes (Easy and Healthy!)

Healthy and delicious, red cabbage has long been a favorite ingredient of cooks. Whether you’re looking to create mouth-watering side dishes or unforgettable main dishes, red cabbage is an incredibly versatile and satisfying ingredient. Here’s a look at some of the most flavorful red cabbage recipes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Red cabbage is a flavorful, versatile ingredient with near-limitless possibilities. Its deep, beautiful color and sweet flavor make it an ideal choice for making a wide variety of dishes. It can be shredded and eaten raw, or roasted (those crispy edges are the best! 😍), or, add it to your favorite noodle dish.

Try one of these delicious recipes and enjoy a nutritious meal that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.

The BEST Red Cabbage Recipes

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Red Cabbage Soup is the perfect recipe to warm you up on chilly days! This flavorful sweet & sour creamy soup is the perfect use for that half head of cabbage that’s sitting in your fridge!
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You’ll want to keep a jar of this Pickled Red Cabbage in your fridge at all times. Not only is it fast and easy, but you can use it on anything! Pile it onto tacos, burgers, pork sandwiches, and so much more.
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Red Cabbage Slaw is a super simple side dish recipe made without mayo. It’s tangy, delicious and crunchy. 
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This 15-minute cold Peanut Noodle Salad features a Thai-style creamy peanut sauce, crunchy red cabbage and quick-pickled cucumbers.
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These Veggie Burgers with Pickled Cabbage & Tahini Sauce are full of flavor & plant protein! Perfect for the grilling season!!
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These 20-Minute Sesame Noodles with Chicken feature a Thai-style creamy peanut sauce and crunchy red cabbage. The perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner.
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With a honey balsamic marinade, this roasted red cabbage is an easy recipe with simple ingredients that is an incredibly versatile side dish.
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Pickled red cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, spice from jalapeños, and dare I say…. rice? This pickled red cabbage salad will become regular in the mix.
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This easy red cabbage salad is a great way to include some raw vegetables into a winter diet with orange and pomegranate for freshness.
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A crunchy red cabbage celery salad tossed in a bright, lemony vinaigrette made with black pepper, apple cider vinegar and turmeric.
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This cabbage quinoa salad is chock-full of nutrients from quinoa, and veggies, and topped with a tangy, fresh, oil free dressing. Makes enough to feed a crowd!
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This Red Cabbage Salad is easy to make and full of flavor from the homemade vinaigrette dressing! The apple and pecans add extra crunch.
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Braised German Red Cabbage is a sweet and tart side dish of red cabbage. Serve it as part of a German meal or with grilled or roasted meats.
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Make this red cabbage salad with simple ingredients for a sweet and tangy, nutrient-dense recipe perfect for every occasion!
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Red Cabbage Risotto recipe combines healthy cabbage with hearty arborio rice and savory cheese for a comforting meal to enjoy on a cold night.
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Irresistible Potato Red Cabbage is a very hearty, healhty, and delicious which can be ready in minutes. This is best served with green chutney and hot tea.
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Red cabbage salad with apples and toasted walnuts is a super easy side dish just perfect for Fall and Winter. Think Scandinavian-inspired upgraded coleslaw!
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This fresh, healthy and delicious Asian Red Cabbage Slaw will take the boring out of everyday meals and entertaining menus.
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This Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad is downright addictive and so easy to make, it’ll become your go-to summer salad for sure!
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A delicious combination of crunchy cabbage, creamy feta, fresh lime, dates and honey make for a quick and delicious salad.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these red cabbage recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Overhead shot of red cabbage soup in grey bowl topped with sour cream and dill.

20+ BEST Red Cabbage Recipes

Here’s a look at 20+ of the MOST flavorful red cabbage recipes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Try this Red Cabbage Soup. This flavorful sweet & sour creamy soup is the perfect use for that half head of cabbage that's sitting in your fridge!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people


For Topping


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, add the shallots and saute 2-3 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds longer, until fragrant.
  • Add the cabbage, stock, potatoes, apple, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and paprika.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove pot from heat and using a blender or an immersion blender, process the soup until smooth. Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Garnish with sour cream and fresh dill, if desired. Enjoy!


You can make this soup up to 4 days in advance. Store the finished soup in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. When ready to serve, warm on the stove over medium-low heat.
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