Cheesy Cabbage Casserole - Give Recipe (2024)

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Cheesy Cabbage Casserole is one of the best vegetarian cabbage recipes ever! The melting cheese in the layers when served hot is out of this world! You feel like you are eating a savory pie, but with lower carbs.

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This cabbage casserole with cheese is always a hit as a vegetarian meal. When we crave a meaty dinner, our number one is unstuffed beef and cabbage casserole. And when we are in the mood for a cozy soup, we often make a large pot of vegetarian cabbage soup or beef cabbage stew kapuska.

Cabbage is just another vegetable that is underrated and mostly not loved by kids. But when you bake it with cheese and herbs as we do in this recipe, everyone in the family loves it. Surprisingly enough, they won’t even notice that they are eating that so-called “boring” cabbage.

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What Do We Need?

This is a quite straightforward casserole recipe without can of soups. The ingredients are all healthy and easy to find. They are almost the same as pie ingredients:

  • Cabbage: Finely sliced. But they don’t need to look perfect. They won’t keep their shape anyway.
  • Salt
  • Fresh Dill or any herb you like. Parsley or green onions work fine too.
  • Eggs: Use free range large eggs.
  • Yogurt: Use unflavored, plain yogurt.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil is our favorite even in baking, but you can use vegetable oil or sunflower oil too.
  • Flour: We use all purpose flour here. I think whole wheat or even gluten-free flour works fine too. Or you can just use breadcrumbs instead.
  • Baking soda
  • Mozzarella. It is the second most important ingredient in this cabbage casserole with cheese. So use your favorite cheese here. We use shredded mozzarella both in the batter and for topping. But you can use a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar or parmesan. Cheddar would be great especially for topping.

How To Make

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First, prepare the cabbage. Slice it using a sharp knife and transfer in a large bowl. Sprinkle salt over it and massage the cabbage slices, squeezing them in your hand until soft, about 20-30 seconds. This step will help the cabbage cook easier. Add in chopped fresh dill and put it aside.

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Second, prepare the batter by whisking together the eggs, yogurt, oil, flour and baking soda.

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Third, combine the softened cabbage with the batter and shredded mozzarella, stirring well with a spatula.

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Finally, bake it in a 9-inch baking dish at 375F for 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle extra cheese on the top and bake until the cheese melts.

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Alternative Add-Ins

As we want it to be a vegetarian cabbage casserole with cheese, we didn’t use any kind of meat. If you want a more protein packed recipe, the following ingredients might be good options for you:

  • Sausages
  • Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Beef

If you want a variety of vegetables in it, the options are as follows:

  • Potatoes: Slightly boil them first and dice. Then combine with the batter.
  • Carrots: You can use them shredded and massaged together with cabbage.
  • Spinach: Just tear some and add in the batter.

Another alternative add-in is for the topping. You can use a combination of cheese and crushed crackers or cornflakes for the topping. Just sprinkle these when you remove the pan after 20 minutes and bake for another 5 minutes.

How To Store

You cankeep the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just reheat it in preheatedoven for 5 minutes and then serve.

What I love about cabbage casserole recipes is that they freeze well. This one is not an exception. Just let it cool down completely and put in a freezer container for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight and then reheat in the oven before serving.

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Other Cabbage Recipes

  • Quick Cabbage Pickle
  • Cabbage Soup With Hamburger
  • Mom’s Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls

More Vegetarian Recipes

  • Lahana Sarma (Turkish Cabbage Rolls)
  • Buckwheat Salad
  • Zucchini Tomato Casserole (Vegan)
  • Spinach with Eggs Breakfast

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Vegetarian cabbage casserole with cheese baked in oven

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minnutes
  • Total Time: 43 minute
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian



  • 6 cups cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • ¼ cup extra mozzarella, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
  2. Put finely sliced cabbage in a large bowl. Sprinkle salt over it and massage the cabbage until soft (about 20-30 seconds). Add in chopped fresh dill and put aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs well. Add in yogurt and oil, whisk well.
  4. Sift in flour and baking soda. Mix until smooth.
  5. Pour this batter over cabbage. Add in shredded mozzarella. Stir well with a spatula.
  6. Pour it in a slightly greased 9-inch baking pan. Bak efor 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle ¼ cup shredded mozzarella over it. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 224
  • Sugar: 3.6 g
  • Sodium: 525.4 mg
  • Fat: 16.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.2 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.6 mg

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  1. Patricia Gillard says

    Hi, this looks delish and I will be saving it, but do you have any suggestions as to what to serve with this? Adding salad seems a bit much, but it doesn't seem quite right for soup with it either......


    • Zerrin & Yusuf says

      Hi Patricia,

      We often have it with a light salad like Turkish shepherd salad or with cacik.


  2. Pam Kilgore says

    Cheesy Cabbage Casserole is delicious. I will make this again and again.


    • Zerrin & Yusuf says

      Hi Pam,

      So happy to hear that you like this easy recipe as much as we do. And thank you for the 5-star rating 🙂


    • Zerrin & Yusuf says

      Yes, you can use sour cream instead.


  3. Andrea says

    Totally easy and yummy! I'd just bought a small cabbage and was wondering what to do with it - something new and interesting! I grated a small carrot into it because I had one. And followed receipe exactly. I wouldn't change anything, except maybe add ground pepper. But there are many ways to tweak this. I'm thinking a chopped scallion (green onion), for one. Looking fwd to making again!


    • Zerrin & Yusuf says

      Hi Andrea,

      So happy to hear you liked it this much! We love it paired with fresh salad for a light dinner.

      Adding carrots and/or green onions is such a brilliant idea!


  4. Dawn says

    Soooo good! Thank you! I did add some garlic because I’m addicted to garlic but didn’t touch anything else! Thank you for a great, quick recipe!


    • Zerrin & Yusuf says

      Hi Dawn,

      Most welcome! Glad you liked this recipe. Garlic is a great addition. We have to try it next time.


  5. Sandy says

    Very tasty used almond flour instead added chillie and ginger in fact can vary this dish because it's so good with flavors or spices one loves, as we adore cabbage and eat a fair amount of this healthy as well as inexpensive vegetable but loved your recipe thank you. 5 stars!!!


    • Yusuf says

      Hi Sandy,
      Glad you liked the recipe. You perfectly re-created the recipe with your own twists!
      Thank you for sharing what changes you made here!


  6. Shirl says

    This is very tasty. I didn't have moz so I used cheddar with parm on top. I think next time I will add onion and garlic. It also didn't start sizzling in the oven until about 15 minutes in so I added another 5 minutes. It's not only tasty but I like the fact that the cabbage still had a bit of a bite to it. I will be making this again.


    • Yusuf says

      Hi Shirl,
      So happy to hear that you loved the recipe! Cheddar and parmesan are great substitions! Thank you for the feedback!


  7. Mike says

    Eggs do not make this a vegetarian recipe.


    • Amy says

      Yes, eggs make it a vegetarian recipe, but not a vegan recipe.


      • Ms M says

        Just made this baby, yum!! I added julienne carrot, onions, crushed garlic.. also because I take a low carb diet, used almond flour. Wish I could share the pic!

      • Yusuf says

        So happy to hear that you liked the recipe. And the changes you made sound amazing! I'm sure carrots, onions and garlic all go wonderful with cabbage and cheese. And never thought of making this with almond flour. Great idea for a gluten-free diet. Thank you for all these ideas. You can always share a picture of what you've made by tagging us on Instagram @give_recipe. Would be happy to see your sharings.

  8. Healthy World Cuisine says

    Love this recipe! Lower carb and so full of flavour. Thanks so much for the dinner idea. Hope you are doing well. Take care


    • Yusuf says

      Thank you my friend! This has already become a favorite in my family. Take care too!


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