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30+ Healthy Cabbage Recipes For Weight Loss

Going by the available records, the cabbage is the oldest vegetable known to be cultivated. Isn’t that amazing, the existence of this fun vegetable is 4000 years old.

Also, a noteworthy fact is that the cabbage has almost 400 varieties all around the world. A beautiful, healthy, and versatile vegetable that is grown in cold weather.
Since it has been around for so long, there are many different experiments done with cooking the cabbage. Some of them may be the boring versions that make people hate the vegetable, but some recipes are so extraordinary that they will make you fall in love instantly with this leafy goodness.

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30+ Healthy Cabbage Recipes

After all, it is always a matter of how you use your ingredients in cooking not what the natural taste of the vegetable is.
We have got you some healthy cabbage recipes in this blog to cook this vegetable in many different delicious ways.
Read on.

1. Irish Roasted Cabbage Low-carb Pizza

Image and recipe by A Spicy Perspective

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Servings: 6

Number of Ingredients: 6

A low-carb, keto-friendly cabbage recipe is the starter on our list. With the power of Irish flavors in its kitty, this recipe is a healthy rendition of people’s favorite Pizza.
This is made from just 6 ingredients. Have you ever heard of a pizza recipe that is so easy and healthy? It is a first for us.

2. Sweet and Sour Braised Cabbage

Image and recipe by My Organized Chaos

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 1 hour 40 min

Servings: 6

Number of Ingredients: 8

In the list of healthy red cabbage recipes, this braised red cabbage recipe is a good option.
Has the sweet and tangy mix of flavors from the apple and vinegar and the recipe asks for these ingredients to be slowly simmered together so that all the flavors absorb into the red cabbage.

3. Cabbage Roll Soup

Image and recipe by My Organized Chaos

Prep time:10 min

Cook time: 40 min

Servings: 1

Number of Ingredients: 11

The star of the list for healthy cabbage recipes for weight loss, this soup recipe is a classic.
Also, this is a vegetarian recipe with no mention of meat and is loaded with veggies instead.
This recipe just screams healthy.
Also, it has the same taste notes as a cabbage roll.

4. Sweet Potato and Cabbage Pad-Thai

Image and recipe by Inspiralized

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Number of Ingredients: 16

There are many healthy gluten-free recipes with cabbage that you can make. This Pad-thai recipe is a version of a famous, much-loved recipe all around the world but obviously, it is also much more healthy.
The noodles have the rich flavor of sweet potato and are generously tossed in peanut and tamari sauce along with the addition of a very healthy vegetable that is cabbage.

5. Spiralized Cabbage and Apple Waldorf Salad

Image and recipe by Inspiralized

Prep time: 10 min

Number of Ingredients: 9

This delicious, plant-based salad is made in many different versions but here it is made with apple and cabbage.
The flavors in the Waldorf salad generally are so beautiful and not really time-consuming which makes this recipe a quick addition to the sides to a scrumptious dinner or just a sole recipe for healthy cabbage salad dinner.

6. Stuffed Cabbage

Image and recipe by Chocolate and Carrots

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 90 min

Number of Ingredients: 11

Stuffed cabbage is a favorite addition to many national holiday cuisines. People all over the world make this recipe in different ways in different stuffings.

Different stuffings, definitely make the recipes taste differently too, which makes this dish also a versatile option for your dinner or lunch.

7. Sesame Cabbage Salad with Crispy Tofu

Image and recipe by Heather Christo

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 5 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 15

Whenever we talk about healthy and dairy-free ingredients to cook with, an ingredient that can absorb a variety of flavors is Tofu.
In this healthy cabbage salad recipe, the flavors of sesame are infused into the cabbage and tofu with the addition of avocado as well. The tofu also adds a portion of protein to this recipe.

8. Stuffed Napa Cabbage Rolls

Image and recipe by Aggies Kitchen

Prep time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4-6

Number of Ingredients: 12

Healthy napa cabbage recipes are as hard to find as water in a desert.
Skip to this recipe though, the Asian recipe for stuffed napa cabbage rolls, and the tables are turned.
Easy to make and very delicious to eat, this has the flavor notes of meat and rice blended into the cabbage rolls so well, half of the time you can’t even tell that there is cabbage in the recipe.

9. Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Image and recipe by Prevention RD

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 12 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 15

Stir-fry recipes have become one of the most sought-after recipes in the face of convenience. These recipes are often easy to make and blend the flavors really well. Can be perfect for the days when you don’t feel like you want to spend too much time in the kitchen but also want to try something healthy

10. Bean Tostadas with Cabbage Slaw

Image and recipe by Prevention RD

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 2 min

Servings: 6

Number of Ingredients: 13

This is a recipe you should definitely make when you are running out of options to serve some delicious and interesting-looking snacks to your children.
This recipe is majorly fed by the leftovers from your own kitchen and makes an amazing recipe in no time.
It is also loaded with vegetables for full nutrition value.

11. Sesame Cabbage Salad with Grilled Salmon

Image and recipe by Prevention RD

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 10 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 15

Another one of our healthy cabbage salad recipes includes the addition of grilled salmon for the extra smoky flavor and the addition of protein in this recipe.
This is really healthy and makes for a delicious, filling, sesame-flavored dinner when you are in the mood to eat something fancy.

12. Roasted Cabbage Carbonara

Image and recipe by Nourished Caveman

Prep time: 5 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 11

Roasting something always brings the flavor out in the ingredient that is what we believe after reading so many delicious recipes that take in unusual ingredients and roast them with generous spices and sauces to make a very palatable meal.
This recipe is also an example of the same which makes use of the carbonara flavor along with the roasted cabbage to deliver exceptional flavors.

13. Cabbage Soup

Image and recipe by Downshiftology

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 15

Yes, we are aware that you read the name and decided to skip this boring recipe but we can promise you that once you try this recipe, it will become one of your go-to options for a healthy dinner.
Try this delicious and Low-carb meal loaded with vegetables and simmered with spices and you will love it.

14. Cabbage Sausage Skillet

Image and recipe by Masala Herb

Prep time: 20 min

Servings: 2

Number of Ingredients: 10

We bring to you here a healthy sausage cabbage recipe made in a skillet with minimum effort and maximum nutrition.
The next time you see cabbage in your kitchen and think what should you do with it, toss it in a skillet with a leftover sausage from your kitchen with a handful of veggies and you have a full meal that did not even require thought.

15. Sauteed Cabbage

Sauteed Cabbage

Image and recipe by Downshiftology

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 6

Number of Ingredients: 5

In this recipe, the cabbage used is white cabbage but you can also make this recipe with red cabbage to give this a more vibrant color.
It has a flavor of onion and garlic generously tossed and sauteed in ghee with the addition of cabbage. A delicious side dish to serve with many different cuisines.

16. Red-Cabbage Stuffed Quinoa with Goat Cheese

Image and recipe by Sprout and Pea

Prep time: 30 min

Number of Ingredients: 9

A healthy red cabbage recipe made with an even healthier addition of ingredients like quinoa can give utmost satisfaction to a health-conscious foodie.
To make the recipe even more flavorful, there is an addition of goat cheese flavor to the recipe. Looks beautiful. Don’t you think.

 17. Cabbage Salsa

Image and recipe by Lady Behind the Curtain

Prep time: 15 min

Number of Ingredients: 9

A Mexican staple recipe made win a healthier version with the addition of cabbage as an ingredient, this is a great addition to your evenings when you just want to eat some chips and salsa and relax.
The only difference is, this time your salsa is much healthier.

18. Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry

Image and recipe by Kitchen Nostalgia

Prep time: 10 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 8

This is a healthy napa cabbage recipe that you should make note of. This is easy and quick to make but is as delicious as any other cabbage recipe that you will encounter.
Chinese flavors straight out of a Chinese restaurant and onto your plate.

19. Garlic-Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Image and recipe by Cooking Classy

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 30 min

Servings: 5

Number of Ingredients: 7

Do you agree with us on the statement that garlic enhances the flavor of anything it seasons? Isn’t it a totally magical ingredient?

Well, we believe so.
Even this recipe has its unique flavor contributed by the garlic seasoned cabbage wedges. We seem to think it is a delicious option to have as a snack or as a side dish.

20. Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

Image and recipe by Give-Recipe

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 50 min

Servings: 6

Number of Ingredients: 16

Healthy cabbage casserole recipes are a beautiful option to cook cabbage.
This contains rice and ground beef as ingredients but you don’t have to go as far as to make rolls.
Calls for a lazy cooking eve.

21. Tofu Cabbage noodles

Image and recipe by Eating Bird Food

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 10 min

Servings: 3

Number of Ingredients: 16

Cabbage noodles are very fast gaining recognition as the healthier alternative to the noodles that are not made from gluten-free ingredients and hence may cause sensitivity to people with gluten allergies.
Also, these noodles are plant-based and when we add them to ingredients like tofu, we can prepare a vegan option that can also be eaten in various diets like keto.

22. Crescent Cabbage and Beef Bundles

Image and recipe by Taste and Tell Blog

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 55 min

Servings: 8

Number of Ingredients: 9

This recipe is a twist to the traditional crescent rolls in which the filling is made with cabbage and beef.
You can readily serve this with the dipping sauce made of horseradish mayo and the flavor punch will be unbelievable.

23. Grilled Asian Cabbage Salad

Grilled Asian Cabbage Salad

Image and recipe by Heart-beet Kitchen

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 25 min

Servings: 6

Number of Ingredients: 19

One more gem in our list of healthy cabbage salad recipes.
Sesame oil and rice wine vinegar add flavor to this salad and this dressing is unbelievably fast to make. It just takes 5 minutes.
Asian flavors in this salad make this a must-try recipe.

24. Shawarma-Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Green Chutney

Shawarma-Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Green Chutney

Image and recipe by Minimalist Baker

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 30 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 5

The combination of shawarma with green chutney is always mouth-watering and worth it.
This recipe is an easy cook, it just needs you to roast the cabbage with shawarma seasoning and when you are serving shawarma, it is a sin not to include the tangy green chutney for the full effect.

25. Chopped Chicken Cabbage Salad

Image and recipe by Ambitious Kitchen

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 10 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 30

Salad does not always have to be totally plant-based as it sounds when people talk about it.
Some of the best salad dishes have a protein addition to them which makes the salad a balanced diet.
This salad contains chicken grilled to perfection with amazing spices and added to the cabbage along with other ingredients to make a perfect healthy chicken cabbage salad recipe.

26. Sesame Cabbage Fritters

Image and recipe by Foraged Dish

Prep time: 30 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 13

If you have scrolled this far on the list, you are not oblivious to the fact that sesame flavor goes really well with cabbage.
For this recipe, we have made cabbage fritters as a healthy fried cabbage recipe.
This is a great snack for just making really quick and enjoying the crisp.

27. Vegan Stir-Fry Cabbage in Peanut Sauce

Image and recipe by The-Kitchn

Prep time: 30 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 12

In vegan cabbage recipes, we have this stir-fry recipe with peanut sauce.
This might not be great for people with peanut allergies but it is a good option for anyone else looking for a quick and easy vegan meal.

28. Pasta and Potatoes with Cabbage Pizzoccheri

Image and recipe by The-Kitchn

Prep time: 45 min

Servings: 4

Number of Ingredients: 8

A surprising recipe combining the flavors of cabbage, potato, cheese, and butter. The end result is simply delicious, to say the least, and we can say that whoever invented this recipe has hit it out of the park on efforts.

29. Chicken Cabbage Stir-fry

Image and recipe by Garden in the Kitchen

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 2

Number of Ingredients: 12

If you don’t feel like eating a salad, you can also combine the flavors of chicken and cabbage in a stir-fry recipe.
This is quick, easy, and hardly takes any fancy ingredients to prepare.
Very less on effort but full on taste.

30. Cabbage soup

Image and recipe by Foodie Crush

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 45 min

Servings: 6

Number of Ingredients: 11

We have come this far on the list to establish one thing, the soup recipes are straight up the alley when it comes to interesting and healthy food.
There should be an ample amount of seasoning and any soup can be made extremely delicious and flavorful. Just like this one on the list.

31. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Image and recipe by Evolving Table

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 60 min

Servings: 6

Number of Ingredients: 20

A very mainstream recipe on the list. Healthy cabbage rolls. This is made by almost everyone who uses cabbage in their cooking but still can be made with different flavorful innovations.

32. Fried Cabbage

Image and recipe by The Suburban Soapbox

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Servings: 8

Number of Ingredients:

It is hard to believe that any recipe that is fried might be included in healthy recipes.
This recipe though is an exception as all the ingredients in this recipe are superhealthy. Specifically, cabbage.
It is a southern cabbage recipe.
The addition of bacon to this recipe also adds some extra flavor and crunch.

Whenever we commit to a healthy diet, the first thought that comes to our mind is, that we are giving up delicious food. There is a widely circulated myth that healthy food cannot be tasty but a lot of chefs around the world are advocating for healthy diets and continuing to create recipes that are delicious.
The unusual combinations are something that you may not try on your own but when you read others enjoying it, you are motivated to make these recipes as well.
All the recipes featured in this article are super healthy and at the same time, very innovative.
We are sure that these recipes will impress your taste buds and help you with your steps towards a more healthy lifestyle.

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