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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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218 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Cabbage Casserole”

  1. Love this!
    My husband loves it and that is a plus because he doesn’t like very many veggies or casseroles

  2. I’ve made this many times…everyone n my family likes it even my grand boys..the first time I made it I dumped the cooked cabbage with the juice into the baking dish..way to wet..the next time I drained the cabbage before putting the mixture n the baking dish..delicious…

  3. This is a recipe I have been looking for ever. This is easy to make and is delicious. Gone thru quite a few recipes to find this gem that reminded me of a recipe I had in a restaurant. Ha e made it several times already.

  4. Valerie Flemming

    Yum! I just made this! It was easy and yummy! Next time I will add some meat to it. Thanks for a tasty easy recipe!

  5. I am wanting to make this and I was wondering if I could add some ground beef or sausage to it ??

    1. Randy-I have used both ground beef and sausage to make it a complete meal. We love it and will spice it up with red pepper flakes sometimes too!

  6. Barbara Gaddy

    Really enjoy this recipe. But would appreciate the info on carbs, protein, etc because I have to monitor carb count for insulin injection due to severe diabetes.

  7. I was about to make this recipe but the only condensed cream soup I have is Cream of Bacon. Can I use that in this recipe??

  8. Shirley Darlene Fuller

    My cousin baked this recipe for our family reunion this month and everyone who tried it loved it! I am making the recipe today for our dinner. This recipe was a 5 star recipe for everyone.

  9. Very good! I agree with others that it used too much butter. I would use 4 tablespoons instead of 8. I added kielbasa to the mix instead of a green vegetable. I might try that next time. But I will make this again! It was a hit with my husband.

  10. The family loved the recipe. Its nice to have a variety of ways to use cabbage. I wanted to register, but the ads covered the window to register.

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