Friday, August 7, 2009

Vegan Recipe - Cabbage Casserole

What a coincidence that our monthly vegan recipe is being posted at the same time that our "Meatless Meals" challenge is going on. Wow ... one might think that it was planned that way. :)

I'd like to share one of my favorite recipes with you. It makes use of a vegetable that seems to be abundant right now ... cabbage. It's easy to make and, to me, feels like real comfort food. It can be a side dish or the star of your meal. I hope you enjoy it!

Cabbage Casserole

  • 1 medium cabbage, chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • Toasted/oiled bread crumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 - 1 onion, diced
  • Garlic (to taste), minced
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups soymilk
  • Salt/pepper (to taste)


Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Boil the cabbage in salted water until tender. Melt oil in a saucepan and saute onion and garlic. Add nutritional yeast and salt/pepper. Stir in flour. Slowly add in soymilk and stir well. Cook sauce over low heat until thick. Layer 1/2 cabbage in large oiled casserole dish. Add 1/2 of sauce, salt & pepper. Start over with layer of cabbage then sauce. Top with toasted bread crumbs. Bake covered for 30 minutes and then 10 minutes uncovered.

I'm not sure where I got this recipe ... I've been making it for years. So, if it's yours, please let me know ... I'd love to give the chef who created this one full credit. Happy eating, everyone!

As always ... I would love to hear from you!


  1. I'm so excited to try this! Can you tell me what nutritional yeast is? I have yeast that I use in my bread that something different?

  2. Hi Elle!

    Nutritional yeast is different from the yeast used to make bread. It has a real cheesy flavor and is usually a good source of vegan vitamin B12 (which is difficult for vegans to get). Here's a little more about it, including a picture:

    I buy mine at our local whole foods market ... they usually have it in bulk. I know that the store "Whole Foods" carries it and typically health stores have it, as well. Many grocery chains are stocking it, as well. I've heard that Trader Joe's carries it and in the UK is is made by Marigold and called Engevita. And, if you're unable to find it anywhere else, it can be ordered online:

    It's fabulous stuff! In this recipe it gives the dish a cheesy flavor ... almost like a macaroni & cheese, except with cabbage and whole lot healthier.

    I hope that helps! Thanks for asking!

    Small Footprints

  3. Love cabbage - never tried soy but I'm up for an adventure. I'll let you know how it turns out.

  4. Thank you so much for answering my question and for all the great info about nutritional yeast. It sounds incredibly yummy--anything that makes stuff taste cheesy is okay in my book! I will definitely be picking it up at Trader Joe's the next time I am there. THANKS!


    Here's mine for a vegetarian meal.