Baked Cabbage

January 12, 2010

My Mom recently acquired this delicious recipe from a friend of hers and has made it several times since.  In fact it’s the kind of recipe that no matter how many times you eat it you want more, at every possible occasion.  In fact she served it at Thanksgiving and Christmas and I begged her to make it again for New Years Day, which she obliged, and I am forever grateful.  The best part is that she shared the recipe with me, and now I am sharing it with you.

It’s so creamy the cabbage just melds to the cream, top that with bacon and it’s a winner.  Not to mention it only has 5 ingredients.   Serve this to your family and they will be begging you for more.  Just ask my Mom!

Ingredients: 1 large head of cabbage (shredded), 1 large onion sliced, 3 T. cornstarch, salt & pepper, splash of Tabasco (optional), 2 cups heavy cream, raw bacon, chopped (about 7 pieces)

Start off with a large head of cabbage, remove the tough outer leaves and rinse well.

Then cut off the stem

then cut in half length wise straight down the middle

see the center of the stem that will need to be removed

so cut each half in half again

Then place the flat side down and at a angle where the stem is,

go ahead and chop it out and discard

Then simply chop the rest of the cabbage

add all the chopped cabbage to the 9 X 13 casserole, it’s ok if it seems to be overflowing. Cabbage wilts a lot as it bakes.

Then slice a whole onion

and add on top of the sliced cabbage

Then in a separate bowl its time for the creamy goodness.

Start off with 3 T cornstarch

add 2 cups of heavy cream

1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper

add a splash of Tabasco (optional) but I think it adds a great depth of flavor

whisk together until smooth and lump free

Then pour evenly over the cabbage

Then dice up 7 pieces of raw bacon

and spread them out on top of the cabbage

Cover with foil and place on a larger pan (just in case of spillover) bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours.  Remove the foil for the last ten minutes to brown the bacon.

when you remove it from the oven it will look like this.

and then you stir it and see all the wonderful creaminess! Enjoy!

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Baked Cabbage

1 large head of cabbage (shredded)

1 large onion sliced

3 T. cornstarch

salt & pepper

2 c heavy cream

splash of Tabasco (optional)

raw bacon crumbled (about 7 pieces)

Place cabbage & onion in a buttered, 9 x 12 baking dish.

Mix cornstarch, salt, and pepper….add cream & whisk.

Pour over cabbage.

Top with the crumbled, raw bacon.

Cover with foil and bake @ 350 degrees for about 1.5 hrs.
Remove foil the last few minutes so bacon will brown.

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Natalija January 12, 2010 at 12:39 am

That sounds yummy! We have lots of cabbage and free bacon from FIL. Only heavy cream is here too expensive – might try with sour cream.


Kay W. January 12, 2010 at 2:34 am

this looks delicious jenna! i love cabbage so i have to make sure to copy this recipe from you!

do the twins eat everything you make? my boys are so picky. the one loves meat and no veggis and the other one loves veggis and no meat lol 🙂



Susie's Homemade January 12, 2010 at 5:38 am

I have never seen such a thing:-)


SueSue January 12, 2010 at 6:31 am

Yea I now have the recipe. I told everyone at work about your Mom’s cabbage and how creamy and good it tastes. Thanks for sharing.


Sheila January 12, 2010 at 6:32 am

I am so going to make that with some roasted chicken on Sunday! Sounds like an amazing sunday treat, and can bake right along with the chicken! YUM!


Emily January 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

That looks GOOD! I must try that sometime.


Sarah January 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

Wow! I am going to try this soon. What easy prep!


Live.Love.Eat January 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Hey, you changed things up in here. It looks great!!!!!

And so does this dish. I never cook with cabbage but this is making me re-think that.


pamela January 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm

yumm I am trying this one out, I am a newlywed just married Nov 28th 2009…thnaks for the awesome receipe


Kristen January 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Goodness that looks wonderful! I will just have to try this!


Lisa@blessedwithgrace January 12, 2010 at 3:14 pm

OH MY GOSH!!! I love coming to your site! You always have the good stuff! I can’t wait to surprise my hubby with this recipe. Thanks for linking to TMTT.


Helene January 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I’m not a huge fan of cabbage but that looks SO good!!! I have a feeling you could take almost anything and make it look delicious!


B January 13, 2010 at 7:05 am

Sounds good! My mom passed down a tradition of always having cabbage at New Years…I’ve never liked it, but THIS looks like something I would enjoy eating! Thanks for posting!


jenna of food with kid appeal January 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm

i have never done baked cabbage. looks delish. we love bacon paired with veggies.


Mary Jo January 14, 2010 at 7:18 am

This looks absolutely delicious!


Roseann January 14, 2010 at 7:42 am

This looks sooooo yummy! I bought some cabbage at Aldi’s on sale and was not sure how I was going to make it yet…now I know 😉


Bugaboo January 14, 2010 at 11:01 am

This looks really good. I think I’ll try substituing skim milk for the cream though to make it healthier. I figure the cornstarch should still make it thick enough to be creamy. Cabbage and bacon go so well together.


Karen January 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I hated cooked cabbage as a child but love it as an adult. This recipe might have won me over years earlier!

Thanks for sharing-I can’t wait to try it!


angie January 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm

thanks so much this recipe sounds great and I believe it will even please the teens


Shaunta Alburger January 15, 2010 at 9:56 am

Mmmmm….cabbage is my favorite. I’m definitely trying this one!


Doylene Brents January 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I have everything needed to make this so I will do that tonight. Thanks, Doylene


Yvonne@StoneGable January 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

WOW! I really like cabbage, but almost anything would taste good drenched in heavy cream and topped with bacon. This immediately went to my list of favorites!
Thanks for this great recipe!


Mary January 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm

This looks and sounds delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful Foodie Friday.


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K. January 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Thank you. I’m going to try it with turkey bacon.


gollum January 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I am going to the grocery tonight just so I can make this tomorrow. I’ve always boiled cabbage–and that means I’m constantly checking the pot to see if the liquid has boiled dry and if anything has burned. The oven will free my mind. Oh, joy! Thank you so much. The step-by-step is awesome!


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Sara L. January 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

This looks delicious–can’t wait to try it out. I really liked that I was able to print it out.

Hope you & your babies have a great week!


Carol January 23, 2010 at 10:33 am

I made this for dinner last night – everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!


Megan Bennett January 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm

This looked so good that I made it. Yum! (I linked to your recipe.)

I love your blog and althought I only found it yesterday I have searched every square inch of it already so that I didn’t miss anything.

Keep em’ coming.


Kelly October 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I’m making this tasty looking recipe tonight! I’m gonna use whole milk instead of the cream. I know I’ll love it, but I’m hoping my kids will love it too. We’ll see!


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Tyra July 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I particulary don’t care for cabbage but it looked good so I thought I would try it. I made this last night and it was AMAZING!!!


Mariam September 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

We absolutely love this cabbage!! It is the only way I cook cabbage any more. As a testimate to how good it is, I have made it for “I’m sorry but I don’t eat cabbage” guests on numerous ocassions and I have never had a single person who didn’t have a second helping! Thank you for posting this recipe.


Sweet Pea Reply:

Yes I love hearing this comment, I feel the exact way about this recipe. Everyone loves it, even those none cabbage eaters!! So glad you and your family enjoy it!


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