Parmesan Garlic Cabbage is a fabulous way to turn a cabbage into a side dish so tasty that even cabbage-haters will scarf this down!
Who else always has cabbage in their fridge? I always ALWAYS have some form of cabbage. Always green cabbage, usually red cabbage, and quite often Chinese cabbage too. Cabbage has a reputation for being a bland, boring vegetable and can conjure up memories of watery soups. The reality is, cabbage is no more “bland” than many other vegetables – it just comes down to how you cook with it! And recipes like this Parmesan Garlic Cabbage will make anyone love cabbage!
PARMESAN GARLIC CABBAGE
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One of the reasons I always have cabbage is that it lasts for ages and ages in the vegetable crisper. Even when the edges get black, just cut it off and you’ll find the inside is perfectly fine. It’s because cabbage isn’t a watery vegetable – like carrots, they last for a VERY long time in the fridge.
And the other reason is that it’s easy to shred. Unlike carrots, which requires decent knife skills or a slicer, with one slice of cabbage, you end up with a small handful of shredded cabbage. Quick and efficient – I like!
This Parmesan Garlic Cabbage is probably my most made cabbage-standby side dish. It’s super quick to make and tastes so good (parmesan + garlic <—- can’t go wrong here!). I only used cabbage and onion in this, but it lends itself to all sorts of vegetables.
Sometimes, after a long day of cooking for my blog when I’m too exhausted to make something else and have no interest in reheating anything I made that day (yes it happens when cooking is your job!), I will just make this and when it’s near done, shove the cabbage to the side and crack an egg. Then pile it all on toast. A fabulous nutritious meal that is so SO tasty.
Want more easy side dish recipes?
- Super Easy Parmesan Crusted Zucchini
- Roasted Garlic Cheesy Rice
- Green Beans with Honey Pecan Butter and Cranberries
- Crock Pot Ranch Mashed Potatoes
- Browned Butter Carrots
- More side dishes…
Tools used to make this Parmesan Garlic Cabbage recipe
Knives: A good set of kitchen knives is essential for any cook. This set is the best one I’ve owned so far and it comes with a knife block, steak knives, and an array of larger knives perfect for all your slicing, chopping, and cutting needs.
Cutting Board: A good-sized cutting board is a must for home cooks. This board is thick & sturdy and makes recipe prep a breeze.
Large Skillet: This skillet is my go-to kitchen tool. It’s large circumference and high sides make it perfect for cooking anything from one pan meals to soups and sauces.
- 2 ½ tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 red onion finely sliced
- 7 handfuls shredded green cabbage
- ½ - ¾ cup shredded parmesan
- Salt and pepper
- Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
- Add garlic and onion - cook for 2 minutes until onion is translucent.
- Add cabbage and cook until wilted.
- Stir through parmesan, season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve!