Cabbage baked in a casserole with a creamy sauce and cheesy cracker topping. Need I say more? This cabbage casserole recipe is perfect for any large get together and is a great side dish.
Yummy Cabbage Casserole
When I told my husband I was making a cabbage casserole, he cringed. He isn’t a fan of it! But I am and I love it cooked all kinds of ways whether it’s smothered with bacon or in a casserole like this recipe!
Say Yes to Cheese!
One thing for sure is cheese makes everything better, right. I like to use mild cheddar cheese for this recipe. However, pepper jack would be a nice change of pace if you like a little extra flavor.
Easy and Delicious
This recipe is easy to throw together for a simple vegetable side dish to make any occasion special. The cream of mushroom soup mixed with mayonnaise creates a super smooth, velvety texture. The cheesy cracker topping gives it that special final touch.
Creamy Cheesy Cabbage Casserole Recipe
- 1 cabbage, chopped into 1-inch squares See Recipe Note
- 1 stick butter, halved, melted
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- dash of cayenne, optional
- 1 cup shredded cheddar
- 1 sleeve ritz crackers, crushed
Placed the chopped cabbage in a large casserole dish. Add the chopped onion, salt and pepper (optional cayenne), and 1/2 stick melted butter. Mix well.
In a bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup and mayonnaise. Pour over the cabbage.
Mixed the crushed crackers and cheese and pour on top of the soup mixture.
Drizzle the remaining 1/2 stick melted butter on top of the cracker and cheese mixture. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until the cracker topping is crispy browned.
Crispy or crunchy cabbage? Most people either like it crispy and crunchy or soft (or both ways like me). This recipe is easy and flexible. If you like it crispy and crunchy, then don’t pre-cook the cabbage. If you only like it soft cooked, then you can pre-cook it before putting the casserole together. You can boil the chopped cabbage or pan fry for about 5-8 minutes. Keep in mind that this casserole will bake for about 40 minutes so unless you want mushy cabbage, don’t boil or fry any longer than that.
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