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16 Ways the Humble Cabbage Is A Winter Hero

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On the outside, cabbage is not the most exciting of vegetables. It's ponderous and hangs around all winter—basically the antithesis of all things uber-seasonal and precious. What cabbage is, however, is the reliable, versatile, and hands-down best vegetable to sustain you throughout the colder months. Oh, did we mention that cabbage is also flat-out delicious?

A gigantic cabbage head is a budget-minder's best friend; it can feed you for days and days, and is an incredibly versatile way to get more greens (and purples) into your diet. Smother it with broth and cheese, braise it like a prized cut of meat, or fry it into a savory pancake. Is it any wonder that so many genius recipes (six!) pay homage to this humble brassica? Here are 16 ways to use that head of cabbage—red, green, or savoy—all winter long.

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Cabbage e Pepe
Cabbage e Pepe
Grandma Netta's Red Cabbage

Grandma Netta's Red Cabbage by Stockout

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Cabbage

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Cabbage by Alexandra Stafford

Jamie Oliver's Italian Bread and Cabbage Soup
Jamie Oliver's Italian Bread and Cabbage Soup
Agny Danielsen's Surkal

Agny Danielsen's Surkal by Daytona Strong

Beans and Greens Soup

Beans and Greens Soup by Sara Jenkins

Meaty Cabbage and Rice Stew
Meaty Cabbage and Rice Stew
Cabbage Pad Thai with Baked Tofu

Cabbage Pad Thai with Baked Tofu by Alexandra Stafford

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar by Shruti Jain

Okonomiyaki (Savory Japanese Cabbage Pancake)
Okonomiyaki (Savory Japanese Cabbage Pancake)
Marcella Hazan's Rice and Smothered Cabbage Soup
Marcella Hazan's Rice and Smothered Cabbage Soup
Joan Nathan's Chosen Stuffed Cabbage

Joan Nathan's Chosen Stuffed Cabbage by Joan Nathan

Creamy Cabbage with Pancetta and Caraway Seeds

Creamy Cabbage with Pancetta and Caraway Seeds by Shannon Cummings Morris

Buckwheat Pasta with Charred Cabbage, Speck, and Provolone
Buckwheat Pasta with Charred Cabbage, Speck, and Provolone
Arthur Schwartz's Russian Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup
Arthur Schwartz's Russian Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup
Waverley Root's Agrigento Red Cabbage with Black Olives and Capers
Waverley Root's Agrigento Red Cabbage with Black Olives and Capers

What's your favorite way to make use of cabbage all winter long? Tell us below!

Tags: cabbage, vegetables, brassicas, side dishes, vegetarian cooking