Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cheesy Cabbage Casserole

A cheesy side dish with a crunchy topping is the perfect accompaniment to so many dinners. Make that side out of cabbage for a fun twist on the cheesy potato casserole we all love! 


cheesy cabbage casserole with a hamburger and cucumber salad


       Cheesy cabbage casserole is a lot like cheesy potatoes, or funeral potatoes as you may know them, but without the potatoes! This is a lower carb alternative if you are looking for that or just a fun way to use up that cabbage. It is cheesy, comforting and oh so good!


        We have been getting beautiful heads of cabbage in our CSA boxes.  This was a particularly huge and nice head of cabbage.  My husband is not a fan of cooked cabbage in general and he also doesn't eat cole slaw


pan full of chopped cabbage


       While I like both, this huge head of cabbage was more than I thought I could tackle on my own.  Even I have my limits after all!

       So I decided to go on a mission and get creative in hopes that my husband and Little Dude would help me eat the cabbage before I had to leave town for work.  I had seen a recipe title for cheesy cabbage somewhere and that got my wheels turning.


chopped cabbage and bowl of cheese sauce


      I enjoy cabbage with Parmesan cheese on it, but that was the extent of my cabbage and cheese mingling experience. The idea of a cheesy cabbage seemed a little strange but also felt like it had potential.

     We are all big fans of cheese, so I thought if anything would get the guys to help me on this quest adding plenty of cheese would!  So I went to work making a cabbage version of the cheesy potato casserole.


baked cheesy cabbage casserole with buttery corn flake topping


      The first hurdle was shredding the cabbage.  I figured getting it small would make eating it easier and I think I was right. Thinly slice it and then run your knife through it again the other way.  That way you get nice tidy bites of cheesy cabbage goodness.

      You could certainly mix it all together in a bowl before putting it in a casserole.  I chose to dirty one less bowl and just layer it in the baking dish.  Cabbage cooks down so much and releases some liquid, so I figured it would all kind of come together in the end.

   When I first put the cheesy mixture over the cabbage I almost panicked. It didn't seem like it was going to be near enough.  But I forged on anyway and as things cooked down, it really did come together as I had envisioned.


cheesy cabbage casserole served with pork chop and cucumber salad

    My husband served himself up a big serving for dinner.  I guess he didn't see any of the assembly and thought he was sitting down to a nice pile of cheesy potatoes.  A bite or two in he realized that's not exactly what he had and recognized I tricked him into cabbage!

     He went ahead and ate it anyway even with the knowledge of it's true identity! Honestly he didn't race me to eat the leftovers, but that was fine. I really liked it and ate it for lunch most of the rest of the week! 

    I think you should definitely give this recipe a go! Maybe you can convert a cabbage hater into a lover or maybe you will find a new favorite side dish. 


corner of cheesy cabbage casserole


    We have been still been getting great cabbage, both green and red. What are your favorite ways to eat cabbage?


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cheesy cabbage casserole
dinner, side dish, vegetable, casserole
American
Yield: 12 servings

Cheesy Cabbage Casserole

A cheesy side dish with a crunchy topping is the perfect accompaniment to so many dinners. Make that side out of cabbage for a fun twist on the cheesy potato casserole we all love!
prep time: 15 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 15 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 large head cabbage
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or cojack)
  • 2 cup corn flake crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter

instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9x13" pan with cooking spray.
  2. Clean and shred the head of cabbage and dice the onion. 
  3. Place half of the cabbage in the bottom of the prepared dish. Distribute the onion over the top and then the remaining cabbage. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  4. In a bowl, mix together the cream of chicken, milk, sour cream and cheese. Pour evenly over the top of the cabbage. 
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes. Then mix the corn flake crumbs with the butter and sprinkle over the top of the cabbage. Bake for another 30 minutes or until bubbly and the cabbage is cooked to your liking. 
  6. Let rest for about 5-10 minutes and then serve. 
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Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday 

27 comments:

  1. I lOVE cabbage so does my mom, she would love this. I will surprise her with one of Carlee's wonderful creations one day!!

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  2. I LOVE that you got your husband to enjoy a serving! This sounds delicious. Our typical way of enjoying cabbage is fried, but oven roasted wedges is my favorite :)

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    1. Every once in a while we can have a little breakthrough ;-) He also ate seconds of beets the other day, so there is hope after all!

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  3. Oh my goodness, Carlee, this looks amazine!

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  4. How many cups of cabbage would you guess you had?

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    1. It was a really big head of cabbage, probably about 13 cups shredded. Though a little more or less should be fine.

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  5. Oh My Gosh!!!! We are cabbage loving folks and this dish looks outstanding! Am ready to scooty poot :-) into the kitchen and whip up this dish. Was also thinking that some pre-cooked ground beef or other meat ( leftover pot roast/shredded beef or pork) could really turn this into some awesome comfort food. Genius idea!!!! Thank you sooooo much for sharing. Y'all have a super day!

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    1. Adding pot roast or pork would make this an excellent one pot dinner! What a great idea! Now I can't wait to give it a go!

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  6. This sounds right up our alley! Thankfully, we both eat cabbage. This is a new way to do it. Making this soon. Thanks.

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    1. Lucky you! Apparently my guys will eat it too with enough cheese ;-)

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  7. I can't wait to try this! It looks so good! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  8. I cannot stand cream of chicken soup! Think I will use cream of celery otherwise it sounds yummy!

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    1. Cream of celery would be perfect and it would make it vegetarian friendly as well. What a great idea!

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  9. I love cabbage and had never heard of a cheesy cabbage casserole. I love that your husband started eating it thinking that it was something else. Hey we have to do whatever we can to get them to eat those veggies - right!?! This does sound intriguing and I want to try it.

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    1. Sometimes you have to pull out all the tricks ;-) I hope you give it a go!

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  10. My husband likes cabbage raw like in salad. BUT he liked this. It was very good nice and creamy.

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  11. WOW, Carlee, this looks amazing! Who wouldn't pile a huge helping of this on their plate? Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

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    1. My husband if he would have asked what it was first ;-) Luckily he ate his whole heaping serving even after he realized it wasn't potatoes!

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  12. I can't wait to try your delicious Cheesy Cabbage Casserole! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Oh my...this one looks and sounds fantastic...I might need to make a jazzed up apple version of this soon!!!

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