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Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole

This quick and simple cabbage casserole recipe from Paula Deen makes a delicious vegetable side dish. A straightforward cheese sauce that is creamy in texture is made with shredded Cheddar cheese and broken Ritz crackers, and it is finished off with chopped cabbage. This is an excellent holiday side dish that can be served to a big group.

Why This Recipe Works

  • It’s so easy to put together, especially since you can find little shortcuts at the store.
  • This recipe for Paula Deen’s Cabbage Casserole is an easy side dish that goes well with any meal.
  • This is one of my favorite casserole recipes because cabbage is always available at the supermarket or farmer’s market.
  • We love to bring it to potlucks and Sunday dinners, and it’s almost always on our Thanksgiving and Christmas tables.
Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole
Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole

Is Cabbage Casserole Healthy?

Yes! Cabbage Casserole is loaded with healthy vegetables and lean protein. For as long as I can remember, cabbage has been one of my favorite vegetables. Ground turkey or chicken would be fine substitutes for beef. The orange bell pepper is optional but adds taste and color to the dish. If you’re on a rigorous low-carb diet, you can skip the orange pepper. You will avoid consuming roughly 9 grams of carbohydrates, or 6 grams of net carbs.

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Cabbage – Just one small head of cabbage is all you need. Once chopped, it’s a lot!
  • Canned cream of mushroom soup and mayonnaise – Mixes perfectly with all the pieces of cabbage, creating a creamy sauce that clings to them with little effort.
  • Chopped white onion – For this Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole recipe, finely mincing the onion is recommended. However, you can use larger pieces of onion if that’s your preference.
  • Crushed Ritz crackers and grated cheese – It adds a wonderful crunchy texture to any Southern casserole.

How To Make Cabbage Casserole In Advance?

This cabbage casserole is perfect for making ahead of time, and there are two different storage options available for it:

  • Once your Cabbage Casserole is fully assembled, wrap it tightly in plastic. Then, wrap it all up in foil once more and keep it in the fridge for up to three days. Just Reheat it before serving.
  • In order to prepare your Cabbage Casserole in advance and keep it in the freezer, simply assemble it as recommended and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Repeat the foil wrapping process and store for up to three months in the freezer. When ready to serve, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, heat it in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Can I Add Ground Beef To Cabbage Casserole?

Many cabbage casserole recipes call for cooked and drained ground beef. Add 1 pound of cooked, drained ground beef to the cabbage mixture before baking for a heartier Cabbage Casserole. To avoid a dry casserole, I recommend adding a half cup of beef broth. Do as the recipe says.

Recipe Variations

  • Cabbage Casserole goes well with either ground pork or ground beef.
  • To add some variety to the flavor of this casserole, try using cumin and dried thyme.
  • Substitutes for cheddar include provolone or shredded mozzarella, both of which melt well and have a similar texture, albeit milder flavor profiles.

How to make Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole?

  • Get the oven ready at 350 degrees F.
  • Wash the cabbage in cold water, and then cut it into 1-inch cubes or strips.
  • Throw away the tough middle and the two ends. Put the chopped onion and cabbage in a 9×13 baking dish and mix well.
  • Combine the cabbage with the half stick of melted butter. Throw all the ingredients (soup, mayo, salt, pepper, and cayenne) into a bowl and stir until everything is well combined.
  • Blend the ingredients with a whisk.
  • Mix well and pour over the cabbage in the casserole dish. Put the cheese and cracker crumbs mixture over.
  • Drizzle the remaining half stick of melted butter over the cracker and cheese mixture.
  • Bake it at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the cracker topping is golden brown and crispy.
Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole
Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole

What To Serve With Cabbage Casserole?

Recipe Tips

  • If you prefer your cabbage crunchy, do not precook it before preparing the casserole.
  • If you prefer your cabbage to be soft and tender, precook it prior to preparing the casserole.
  • The cabbage can be boiled or pan-fried and then thoroughly drained.
  • If the onion is finely chopped, no sautéing is necessary (i.e., just mince it).
  • If you prefer larger onion pieces, you can soften the onion in a skillet or microwave.
  • Refrigerate the cabbage casserole in an airtight container for up to three days.

FAQ Section

How Long Will a Head of Cabbage Last in the Fridge?

Once you get the head of cabbage home from the store, place it in the crisper compartment of the fridge. It should stay fresh for a week (possibly two weeks, but I recommend eating it within a week.)

Should I Cook The Cabbage For The Casserole?

It can be briefly steamed, although I do not believe it is necessary. Simply combine it with the remaining ingredients for Cabbage Casserole and simmer it until soft.

Can I Use Red Cabbage?

The flavor and consistency should be just acceptable, but the appearance would be off-putting. If you make Paula Deen’s Casserole, use green cabbage.

Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole
Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole

Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 207.9
  • Total Fat 13.6g
  • Saturated Fat 4.3g
  • Cholesterol 30.2mg
  • Sodium 114.1mg
  • Potassium 577.4mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11.7g
  • Dietary Fiber 4.3g
  • Protein 11.7g
  • Vitamin A 8.7%
  • Vitamin C 88.2%
  • Calcium 12.2%
  • Iron 11.1%

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Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 35 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 50 minutesServings:10 servingsCalories:207.9 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

This quick and simple cabbage casserole recipe from Paula Deen makes a delicious vegetable side dish. A straightforward cheese sauce that is creamy in texture is made with shredded Cheddar cheese and broken Ritz crackers, and it is finished off with chopped cabbage. This is an excellent holiday side dish that can be served to a big group.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Get the oven ready at 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash the cabbage in cold water, and then cut it into 1-inch cubes or strips.
  3. Throw away the tough middle and the two ends. Put the chopped onion and cabbage in a 9×13 baking dish and mix well.
  4. Combine the cabbage with the half stick of melted butter. Throw all the ingredients (soup, mayo, salt, pepper, and cayenne) into a bowl and stir until everything is well combined.
  5. Blend the ingredients with a whisk.
  6. Mix well and pour over the cabbage in the casserole dish. Put the cheese and cracker crumbs mixture over.
  7. Drizzle the remaining half stick of melted butter over the cracker and cheese mixture.
  8. Bake it at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the cracker topping is golden brown and crispy.
Keywords:Paula Deen Cabbage Casserole, Cabbage Casserole
Nutrition Facts

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 207.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.6g21%
Saturated Fat 4.3g22%
Cholesterol 30.2mg11%
Sodium 114.1mg5%
Potassium 577.4mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 11.7g4%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g18%
Protein 11.7g24%

Vitamin A 8.7%
Vitamin C 88.2%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 11.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

D Rouse

Sunday 30th of October 2022

Why does the photo feature cabbage ROLLS?