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Scalloped Cabbage

My mother always made this dish as a special treat, and now I do, too. The combination of ingredients is just right—the white sauce and cheese complement the flavor of the cabbage so well that even people who don't care for cabbage like it!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable 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


  • Place cabbage in a greased 2-qt. casserole; set aside. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook until bubbly. gradually stir in milk; cook and stir until thickened. Fold in cheese. Pour over cabbage. Combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle on top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve immediately.

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  • Trystan
    Nov 28, 2019

    I love this recipe. My mom always made it too. There is a single missing sentence that needs to be added: Place casserole dish of chopped cabbage in microwave for 8 minutes, or until fully cooked.

  • sarajane_77
    Feb 13, 2014

    I did not cook the cabbage prior to baking and it turned out fine. I covered mine ( raw cabbage and sauce) with foil and baked for a half hour, then uncovered it baked 20 more minutes, added bread crumbs/butter and baked until the crumbs started to turn golden (10 mins). total cooking time in oven=1 hour. It was delicious. 3 stars for not getting cooking directions right.

  • shortyblueyes
    Oct 24, 2013

    I wish people would edit the recipes after the reviews start coming in. It does NOT say to precook the cabbage. I haven't tried it yet, but will soon. Have to rate it with stars but I haven't tried it yet, so will give 3 because that important step is left out.

  • MREvans
    Oct 13, 2013

    My husband is not a lover of cabbage and I thought this might be a way to get him to eat it. I followed the recipe to the letter and never gave it a thought that the cabbage should be pre-cooked. The casserole ended up in the garbage and my ego went in there with it!! From now on, I guess I'll just have to eat my cabbage by myself.

  • Cook_aholic
    Oct 12, 2013

    I committed the cardinal sin of cooking 101 here. I did NOT read the recipe all the way through first which you should ALWAYS do. If I had I would have realized something was wrong. But I just scanned it quickly, made sure I had everything and sure enough...I didn't understand that the cabbage had to be cooked either. I got it all washed and chopped and in my dish and then realized there was no way the cabbage would get done baking for 30 minutes. So I had to take it all out and get it in a pan and saute it and start over. I do not like recipes that don't have absolutely every step laid out. This one could at least call for 4 cups of cooked cabbage in the ingredients.

  • Fergy1937
    May 19, 2013

    The recipe neglected to say the cabbage needs to be precooked. If I had done that it would have been great. Will do next time.

  • lindasgts
    Mar 10, 2013

    This recipe was delicious, took it to church and came home with an empty dish!

  • marge2a1
    Mar 8, 2012

    Great recipe!!! Just you make sure you blend the cheese in well.

  • loismv
    Sep 24, 2010

    We always had this when I was young too.Always a favorite, even my kids would eat cabbage this way.