Scalloped Cabbage Casserole


Scalloped Cabbage Casserole

This easy cabbage casserole is the perfect side dish for family dinners and potlucks!

Scalloped Cabbage Casserole
Scalloped Cabbage Casserole

Looking for a great cabbage casserole recipe? Well, here it is. This Scalloped Cabbage Casserole is made with cabbage, onion, bacon, and a buttery homemade sauce. It's a great Southern dish that combines flavorful ingredients into one satisfying meal.

To make this cabbage casserole recipe, cabbage is cooked with butter and combined with a savory sauce made from milk and Cajun seasoning. The cabbage mixture is then topped with onions, bacon, and crunchy bread crumbs. Serve up this flavorful cabbage casserole after it has baked in the oven. 

Try this recipe for Scalloped Cabbage Casserole the next time you are looking for a versatile dish. This cabbage could be served as a main dish, but it could also be served a side dish with chicken or meatloaf. Anyone who loves cabbage is sure to enjoy this Southern casserole recipe. Make this easy casserole recipe the next time you want to mix up your dinner routine.

Yields8 servings

Preparation Time30 min

Cooking Time30 min

Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13-inch baking dish


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 (3-pound) head cabbage, chopped into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
  • 3 teaspoons dried or fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Panko-style bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Chop the bacon and saut it in a medium skillet until just beginning to crisp. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel and set aside.

  3. In the same skillet, saut the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside. Reserve the bacon fat in the skillet.

  4. While the bacon and the onion are cooking, place chopped cabbage into a very large bowl, add the butter, and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 10 minutes on high.

  5. In the skillet used for the bacon and onion, make the sauce: Melt the butter over medium heat and stir in the flour. Cook and stir constantly until the flour bubbles and begins to darken in color, about 4 minutes. Add the milk gradually, whisking constantly, and continue to cook and stir until the sauce thickens to the consistency of pancake batter, about 5 minutes. Add the Cajun seasoning and salt and stir to combine.

  6. Pour the sauce over the cabbage in the bowl and add parsley and salt. Toss well and then spoon into the casserole dish. Sprinkle onion and bacon on top. Top with the bread crumbs in an even layer and bake for 30 minutes, uncovered.

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The combination of cabbage and cheese is tasty in my book. I wasn't a huge fan of the bacon, but I could eat around it no problem.

This was super cheesy. If you like cheese and cabbage this would make a good side dish, but I prefer my cabbage prepared simply.

I like cabbage, and I thought this was a good casserole. The bacon was a great addition!

This was rough. Unless you really love cabbage, i would not recommend it.

Dear Mary of the "Deep South!" I just found out that Mary Todd Lincoln was a Southern gal. Just got back from a Tour Visit of our famous President's Presidency and LIFE. Wanted you to know that this Post "War Between the States" is a YANKEE that loves Southern Cookin' specially fried Chicken. Right now I will be fixin' to make a list and put the ingredients on for scalloped cabbage casserole? ****

Sounds absolutely delishous. I love cabbage and am always looking for good ways to cook it. This is one of them.


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