Red Cabbage Casserole Recipe
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Red Cabbage Casserole Recipe

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Since I enjoy spending time with my guests rather than alone in the kitchen, this one's a favorite dish...I've served it with ham, pork and turkey. With its color and eye appeal, I call on it on special days like Christmas or Easter when I'm cooking for a crowd. I'd also recommend it for potlucks. Although my husband and I were "city kids" both born in Toronto, we have been farming since we were married. We have two grown daughters.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 8 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 medium tart apples, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red currant jelly

Nutritional Facts

80 calories: 1 cup, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine first six ingredients. Cover and cook over medium heat 10-15 minutes or until cabbage is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add apples; cook 10-15 minutes or until cabbage and apples are tender. Stir in jelly until melted. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Red Cabbage Casserole in Country Woman September/October 1994, p31

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"Delicious and easy side. Could not find red currant jelly so substituted apple jelly. This would be a colourful and nice additional side dish for turkey dinners..."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"Excellent flavor, I am having a german party and wanted to try it first. The only negative was a lot of liquid left in the pan. I would leave the cover off the pan to let the liquid reduce more. Excellent!!"

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"this is just like the German red cabbage i always make 9I am from Germany) but with 1/3 c sugar and 1/3 c red wine vinegar no jelly, no lemon juice. I also cook the apples in with the cabbage. Try it this way, enjoy."

TN Rose
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"I made this for our Christmas Family get together. Everyone loved it. My sister in law even wanted the recipe. I will definitely make this dish again and will probably add it to my Thanksgiving and Christmas menus. I may even add it to the Saint Patrick's menu also."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"Okay... I was curious but very doubtful that this would be good. We eat a lot of fresh raw cabbage but I didn't have many cooked recipes for it. I made a half recipe the night I made baked pork chops and didn't want to buy current jelly just for this recipe so I substituted some plum jam instead. What a great dish! It went so well with the pork and the garlic mini potatoes. We had the best dinner ever with this one. I think it would be great with any dish but try it with chicken and turkey also! This one is going in my make again file!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"i expected a contest winning recipe to be better than this was. it was okay but won't make it again"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"This is a delicious dish! Very simple to make. I would definately make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I made this for Thanksgiving for my daughter's vegetarian MOL. The whole family liked it. I have added to our Thanksgiving menu"

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