St. Patrick’s Day Cabbage Recipes are sure to make this Irish holiday memorable! Hearty and nutritious, these cabbage-filled recipes will quickly become favorites and be craved all year long. Experience a small glimpse of the time-honored recipes inspired by Ireland.
The Beauty of Cabbage
I can never seem to use up a whole head of cabbage no matter how hard I try. The layers of this leafy green plant are unending and I am in desperate need of new ways to cook with this gem.
This is, in fact, one of the main reasons why cabbage is so popular across Ireland: it’s cost effectiveness. Cabbage is nutrient dense and grows exceptionally well in the Irish countryside. During the great potato famine, poor farmers in rural Ireland relied on this plant for sustenance as their major crop was drastically depleted. Colcannon, a traditional Irish favorite, combines cabbage (or kale) with the beloved potato – the best of both worlds.
This article suggests that the average Irish person of this time ate upwards of 65 pounds of cabbage per year. That is A LOT of heads of cabbage!!
And the love of cabbage doesn’t stop there. It spreads to Europe with sauerkraut, coleslaw, stuffed cabbage in Hungary, and continues to Asian cultures in egg rolls, kimchi, steam dumplings, and more.
I can’t think of a better day out of the year to celebrate Ireland and honor their history by making dishes filled to the brim with cabbage. Dive into this list of St. Patrick’s Day Cabbage Recipes for inspiration!
Everyone’s favorite Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe made in either the Slow Cooker or on the Stovetop. Filled with tender corned beef brisket, carrots, potatoes, onions, and cabbage, enjoy this delicious and well-rounded one-pot meal on St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year!
Who doesn't love some mashed potatoes? This traditional recipe for Vegan Irish Colcannon is gluten-free, allergy-free, paleo, made with cabbage, but without the dairy! A cheap and easy staple Irish side dish that will quickly become a comforting family dinner staple!
This beautiful pairing of tender cabbage leaves and potatoes layered with creamy plant-based cheese makes a perfect vegan St. Paddy’s Day dish!
How many of these dazzling cabbage-filled recipes do you plan to try this March? I feel like one head of cabbage can literally last weeks so there’s no shortage there! I can’t wait to see how you enjoy them