Scalloped Cabbage

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 04, 2024
My mother always made this dish as a treat, and now I do too. The combination of ingredients is just right—white sauce and cheese complement the flavor of the cabbage so well that even people who don't care for leafy greens like it! &Freda Willoughby, Medical Lake, Washington
Scalloped Cabbage Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Minced chives, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place cabbage in a greased 2-qt. baking dish. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in cheese. Pour over cabbage. Combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 20-30 minutes. Serve immediately. If desired, garnish with chives.

Scalloped Cabbage Tips

How old is this scalloped cabbage recipe?

Scalloped cabbage has been a popular side dish for over 100 years. Thanks to its simple, affordable ingredients, it was particularly common in times of scarcity, such as during World War I. Home cooks could leave out pricier ingredients (like the shredded cheese) when times were tough or food rations were in place. Find more thrifty Great Depression-era recipes.

How can you make this scalloped cabbage recipe your own?

For your own unique spin on scalloped cabbage, feel free to switch up the cheese. Swap in Parmesan, Gruyère, fontina or a cheese blend for the cheddar. You can also use crushed crackers in place of the breadcrumbs. Buttery options, like Ritz crackers, work best.

What can you serve with scalloped cabbage?

Serve scalloped cabbage with your favorite meat. It’s delicious with roast pork, steak or chicken. Round out the meal with homemade applesauce and dinner rolls. —Katie Bandurski, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 283 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 481mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.