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Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole

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 in a baking dish.

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.

Cabbage Casserole in a baking dish.

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!

Spoon scooping Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole.

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Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make.

Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole in a baking dish.

Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole

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.

PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes


  • 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
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cabbage casserole

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235 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole”

  1. I love some cabbage! Raw, cooked, boiled..you name it! After trying this recipe for the cabbage Casserole? Oh my! I could eat this all by itself! It’s yummmmy😋

  2. Kenny Morrison

    I love this Recipe, I preboil the cabbage a little then drain and fry with the onions, I chop up a ring of beef smoked sausage and add it in the cabbage mixture

  3. Made this for Thanksgiving to take to my sister’s for her always “Southern Living” style lunch. Everyone loved it. It was a hit. Thanks for posting this.

  4. Vicki Ventura

    My family loves this dish for the holidays but it is requested even when it is not a holiday.

  5. Great recipe. Anytime we see a recipe calling for cream of chicken soup, we always go to the cream of chicken with herbs. We like the flavor better.

  6. Mark Dinwiddie

    The very best way I have ever tasted cabbage! I do like cabbage many different ways too, but you can do so many things with this recipe!

  7. Easy, and my family loved it! I not a great cook and it worked for me. Next time (and there WILL be a “next time” soon!), I’ll drain the cooked down cabbage and onion before putting it in the casserole dish, as Reviewer Mina shared. Sharing this recipe with my daughter and daughter-in-law at their request. Thanks, Christin!

  8. Delicious recipe. I had a large cabbage so I used 2 onions, 2 sleeves of crackers and doubled the mayo.
    Also, I did a one baking dish method and instead of cooking the onion and cabbage in a separate pan I melted the butter in the baking dish, added the onion and cabbage, covered loosely with foil and baked at 400 stirring occasionally until desired consistency then added the other ingredients and baked uncovered @350.

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