Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole

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Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole is a southern favorite with a creamy cabbage filling topped with  buttery cracker crumbs. This creamy, cheesy casserole is comfort food at its best.

Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole


Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables to cook with.  It’s inexpensive and available year round. Scroll down to find more cabbage recipes.

This is a recipe that’s been popular for years. You can find a recipe for Cabbage Casserole in just about every southern church or community cookbook.

Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole


How to make Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole:

First, coarsely chop a small head of green cabbage. You don’t need to chop it too small, just into pieces that are small enough to eat easily and remember that it will shrink some as it cooks.

Then cook the cabbage along with some sliced sweet onion in butter. There’s something magical about cabbage and butter together. You just need to cook it part way at this point. It will cook more in the oven. Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer the cabbage mixture to a casserole dish.

Mix together a can of condensed Cream of Chicken soup and 1/3 cup of mayonnaise and spread over the cabbage. Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Celery could be used instead. Do not add anything except the mayonnaise to the soup (Don’t follow the directions on the can for making the soup.)

Sprinkle a mixture of crushed Ritz crackers, melted butter, and shredded cheddar cheese on top and bake until golden and buttery. I think this will become one of your favorite casseroles!

Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole

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Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole

Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cabbage casserole
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 355kcal
Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole is a southern favorite with a creamy cabbage filling topped with  buttery cracker crumbs. This creamy, cheesy casserole is comfort food at its best.

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  • 1 small head green cabbage
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers (about 30), coarsely crushed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  • Coarsely chop the cabbage. Melt butter in a large nonstick pan. Add cabbage and onion and cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until it is partially cooked down.
    Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer cabbage mixture to prepared baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, stir together soup and mayonnaise. Spread mixture over cabbage.
  • In a bowl, stir together melted butter, cheese, and cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is browned.


Calories: 355kcal

Old-Fashioned Cabbage Caaaserole topped with crushed crackers

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24 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole

  1. I haven’t tried this yet because I need to know the sodium content. You only list the calories.
    It looks really good though.
    Please update with needed information.
    Thank you.

  2. This was awesome! I never thought of making cabbage this way. My husband and I both loved it. I did substitute sour cream for the cream of mushroom soup. Delicious! Thank you!

  3. Very tasty! Made this a few years ago and was happy to have found the recipe again. Due to shopping restrictions during our COVID-19 crisis, I used Toppables crackers and Tex Mex cheese.

  4. Made this today. I’m always looking for cabbage side dishes. It came out great! The only thing I changed was that I used the garden vegetable ritz crackers and I added a bit more black pepper. The only cabbage recipe my husband will eat is coleslaw or stuffed cabbage. He was reluctant to try this, but is smelled so good while baking he tried some. In fact he ate 2 big helpings. This one is a winner! Thank you.

  5. This is the absolute best cabbage casserole recipe. My family loves it, and I wouldn’t change even one ingredient. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  6. This is an easy and delicious recipe. A altered it a little using bacon bits in the cabbage and onion, I used Cream of Mushroom soup with garlic and Bacon flavored Ritz crackers. Could not have been better. This will be a staple of mine!!

  7. This was really delicious! I am not a cooked cabbage fan but cooking it first in butter gave it a lot of flavor. My family loved it. I used cream of mushroom and kept it low carb by using ground up pork rinds on the top!

  8. We love cabbage and I’m always looking for new ways to cook it so this sounds fantastic. My question is how prominent is the mayo taste? I’m not a fan of it

  9. I game across bc I was searching for a certain cabbage casserole crock pot recipe that I lost years ago. This I will try bc it sounds great, but does anyone have a recipe for a crock pot called cabbage casserole? I can recall some ingredients but not all. It had velvets, rotes, shredded cheese, packaged cabbage slaw, worshtershire, ground beef and ground sausage and I don’t recall what else but it was always a hit everywhere I took it.

  10. Sounds delish, I’m going to try to substitute cream cheese for the soup and add pork skins for topping to see if I can make it low carb friendly..

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