Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cheesy Baked Cabbage

. . . as in, covered with cheese, not cheesy as in, of poor quality; shoddy; inadequate.
This recipe comes from a little spiral-bound cookbook I own called Shortcut Cooking: The Earth-Friendly Energy-Saving Cookbook by Favorite Recipes Press.
This is the perfect St. Patrick's Day side dish, if you've already got a wee bit 'o corned beef planned.
1 c. water
1 head cabbage, cut into 8 wedges
2 T. flour
2 T. sugar
salt & pepper to taste
3 T. butter
1 c. hot milk
1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
In large saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Put cabbage in the pan, cover, reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes. Drain. Place cabbage in baking dish. Sprinkle with mixture of flour, sugar, salt, and pepper. Dot the butter on top. Pour heated milk over, then top with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serves 8. (I cut this recipe in half, to serve 4.)
NOTE: For more great St. Patrick's Day food ideas, check out the Ultimate Recipe Swap going on over at Life as Mom's blog.



Blogger FishMama said...

Ya know, I'm not a cooked cabbage kind of girl (except in Chinese food), but that looks really good. And since cabbage is $.09/pound at Vons, I think we may be trying this next week. Thanks for the inspiration!

March 12, 2009 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger annies home said...

I wonder if the kids would eat this since it has the cheese i think I will try it.

thanks for visiting my blog today

March 13, 2009 at 3:35 AM  
Blogger Carpool Queen said...

I've never seen an easier way to make a cheese sauce. I bet it would work in other applications as well.

March 13, 2009 at 5:32 AM  
Blogger DarcyLee said...

We love cabbage at our house and this sounds like another great way to use it up, even though I can't get it for 9 cents a pound, Fish Mama.

March 13, 2009 at 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn! You post such unique recipes! I've never thought about baking cabbage and never ever about cheese on it!!! I'll bet it doesn't smell as much as the "boiled dinner" either? Not a big fan of cabbage but this looks like one I could try! Thanks! Happy St. Patricks Day to ya! Sincerely, Jeannette

March 13, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Wow, FishMama, nine cents a pound is quite a bargain! So are you looking up how to make cabbage croquettes, cabbage soup, cabbage salad, and cabbage cakes? ;)

Shopannies, I've tried a bunch of cabbage recipes this year in an effort to expand my vegetable consumption, and so far I think this one's my favorite. Hope if you try it, the kids will like it.

March 13, 2009 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

DarcyLee, Sincerely Yours, and Carpoolqueen, thanks for coming by and visiting. I bet you're right, that you could make a cheese sauce this way for other recipes, too. It's a slightly runny cheese sauce, mind you, but I thought it was quite tasty. And I didn't think it made the kitchen smell cabbage-y, either :)

March 13, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Sharinskishe said...

I am planning on planting cabbage in my garden this year. This will be tasty with fresh cabbage.

Thanks Lynn, I personally think the more simple the dish, better I like it! The reason I like simple is because when I spend all day cooking something more difficult, the family gobbles it up in seconds and even if I get a thanks, I wonder if all that time was worth it.

Simple dishes allow me to spend more time with my teen and near-teen. They can still eat good and tasty, but I don't have to spend so much time doing prep. Unless the kids want to help with the prep, then it is time well spent!!!

Thanks for visiting and thanks for your Blog.


March 17, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Oh, I so love cabbage. And this looks great! We just planted cabbage last week...and this recipe will be put to good use soon! Thanks for posting this one. :) I'm gonna put your website in my sidebar...your recipes are just too good not to share!

March 17, 2009 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Goat Gal said...

Umm yummy! I should have made that for dinner!

March 17, 2009 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Thanks for visiting our new Hands & Hearts for Him frugal blog and leaving a comment. Hope you'll come again.

This looks yummy. I'll have to try it. We like cabbage already.

March 17, 2009 at 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not like cabbage, but this recipe really almost makes me want to give it another try!

March 17, 2009 at 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Lynn,

Thank you for visiting me. Congratulations for catching the quilting bug, hehe! :) I would love to see your work.

Your blog is so full of yummy stuff... my mouth is watering just reading your recipes.

Do visit me again!

March 18, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Lynn -- I'm so glad to see this recipe! Years ago, I had a cabbage/cheese casserole at a potluck, but never found out who had brought it, so didn't get the recipe. I think this is it, although the cabbage was cut smaller. Thank you!

March 19, 2009 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

I found your blog from a comment you left on Book PSmith's blog about Right Ho, Jeeves. I just finished it this morning myself, so your comment caught my eye and I came to visit. Great blog!

And yummy recipes! This one really appeals to me because I'm always loking for new casserole-type dishes without a lot of carbs. Cabbage and cheese -- yum!

March 22, 2009 at 1:09 PM  

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