easy Cabbage Pie

Cabbage pie is easy, delicious, and budget-friendly! It uses a puff pastry sheet to keep it approachable and easy for even the most beginner of cooks! Posts includes nutritional information for this tasty dish!

That, my dear friends, is cabbage pie. And that, my dear friends, is all sorts of lowly veggies topped with puff pastry screaming to the heavens to love and appreciate it as one of the easiest comfort foods. An easy dinner that will become a family favorite.

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And we do.

Oh … how we appreciate this dish. This is a budget-friendly, show-stoppingly beautiful, and oh-so-tasty dish that makes us appreciate cabbage and onions in a new way.

Anything that costs us that little and gives us this much deserves an award!

And the award for most beautiful budget-friendly dish goes to … Cabbage Pie! (applause applause)

cabbage-pie-ingredient1 cabbage-pie-ingredient2 cabbage-pie-ingredient3Don’t get your panties in a bunch about supper tonight. You’ll only need to reach for a package of puff pastry (please do always keep a package of this in your freezer for easy toppings and crusts on a busy night!), chop up some onions and potatoes, wilt some cabbage, and mix up a wee bit of flour & broth together and before you know it… POW … beauty and supper in the same pan!

Soooo, you might want to follow the recipe a wee bit more than that. Truth be told, however, the simplicity of this dish combined with the lowliness of the ingredients is guaranteed crazy good. Craaazy! cabbage-pie2Let’s talk seasoning here …

With this dish, it’s all about preference and ingredients. You want to be very careful with the addition of salt and keep in mind whether you are adding salt with your broth, your veggies, or if you’ve added some meat, it will alter the salt content. Frankly, I would under season and be sure to provide salt and pepper on the table if it’s needed. This dish can go from perfect to salty ocean flavor in no time at all. So be careful!

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Make ahead:

This dish is a winner for holidays and parties because of the ease in which you can prepare it in advance. Feel free to get the cabbage and onion part made up ahead a few hours. Simply keep it covered until ready. If you do put it in the fridge, warm it a few minutes to take out the chill and not slow down the dish’s baking time. While I prefer to create the gravy in a saucepan on the stove, you can certainly do it in the microwave to free up a burner. Just be sure to watch it carefully towards the end to keep it from boiling over and causing a giant mess! Be sure to take the puff pastry out an hour before you plan to bake this dish! And when I say out I mean OUT of it’s wrappings, too!

Cabbage pie is easy, delicious, and so friendly on the budget! This uses a puff pastry sheet to keep it as easy as possible!I try to use budget-friendly and healthy ingredients in ways that are beautiful AND taste good. Creamy Radish Soup, Gourmet Mushroom Soup, Tomato Tart (another puff pastry creation), and Butternut Squash Cake are some of my favorites lately. Do give them a look and tell me …What ingredient do you think is overlooked far too often in cooking and baking?

 

Make it a Meal:

  • I like to serve this alongside a light soup or salad. Anything else feels too heavy and carb-loaded.
  • A fruit dessert is perfect to serve with this! Try our easy mini pavlova’s. No baking needed.
  • If you are looking for an Irish-themed meal you need to add Colconnan (fancy mashed potatoes) and a Chocolate Stout Float

Notes:

This keeps well as left-overs when reheated in the oven. Put the leftovers on a cookie sheet with aluminum foil covering it and bake it for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

This semi-homemade cabbage pie utilizes puff pastry to help keep this dish easy to make, fast, and inexpensive. Perfect for busy families!
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Cabbage Pie

An easy family dinner, this cabbage pie is a comfort food that every one will love!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 head cabbage chopped
  • 1 pkg puff pastry sheets thawed. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
  • 1 red potato chopped
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup half and half cream, or milk
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 beaten egg

Instructions

  1. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 by 13 casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Cover the bottom of a large skillet with water and add 1/2 the head of chopped cabbage. Simmer on medium heat, turning often, until cabbage is getting tender and translucent. About 5 minutes. Place the cabbage in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside. Repeat with remaining cabbage.
  3. In the skillet melt butter on med-high heat adding the potato and onion when butter is melted.
  4. Saute the potatoes and onions until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir them into the cabbage and pour the whole mixture into the bottom of the casserole pan.
  5. Turn the skillet to medium-high heat and add the 2 cups of beef stock, salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to low boil.
  6. Whisk the milk and flour together in a small bowl until smooth. Turn the heat to low and pour the milk/flour gently into the beef stock whisking constantly.
  7. Gently heat, while stirring, for about 2 minutes allowing the mixture to thicken. Poor the stock mixture over the cabbage, onions, and potatoes in the casserole pan. Stir gently to mix.
  8. Cover the cabbage, onions, potatoes, and broth mixture with puff pastry. Press the pastry down and in the pan sealing the edges and trimming as needed.
  9. Brush the top of the pastry with the beaten egg.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown in a pre-heated 400 degree oven.

Recipe Notes

Try adding diced ham or bacon with the onion and potatoes to give this dish the meat component. It would be outstanding with the addition!

Nutrition facts for Cabbage Pie Recipe

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15 Comments

  1. Cindy
    November 13, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Hello. I made this dish without rosemary….i did not have it on hand. But, I loved all the ingredients and made it anyway. 😞 To my dismay it was flavorless, and blah! Very labor intensive, and the outcome disappointing! So, a word for the wiser than I. Do not make this dish without all the ingredients. I guess Rosemary gives it that much needed pop. It was like eating gruel with a crust. Sorry….

    • Nellie
      Author
      November 14, 2018 / 9:59 am

      Oh gosh. That is not fun, at all! The rosemary makes a big difference but, it still should be good without it. I’m not sure what the problem was but I’m going to put this on our menu rotation to see if there might be something I can improve in the directions or seasoning. Thanks for commenting!

  2. August 18, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Ive never had cabbage pie… But I love everything happening here. Adding it to the fall menu!

  3. Christine
    April 22, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    puff pastry “Un-thawed” means frozen. I’m taking it from the content vs. the recipe, that you want it thawed out, removed from the wrapper?

    I do love cabbage, so it’s great to have another way to prepare it.

    Have you ever tried it with opened out crescent rolls? Just laid across the top of a casserole.
    Nummy. I might try both, since I don’t have puff pastry just lazing about. :)

    Thanks for the idea!

    • Nellie
      Author
      April 22, 2015 / 4:00 pm

      I had to read that over and over before I face palmed and understood what you said when you said un-thawed means frozen. Doh!! Thanks for catching that. I think crescent rolls would be fantastic! I use crescent rolls and puff pastry somewhat interchangeably in recipes so I’m betting it would be great! Let us know.

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  5. April 18, 2015 / 9:49 am

    I love cabbage but never thought of it as elegant. Your recipe has changed that! Pinned, Yummed and shared on FB!

    • April 18, 2015 / 1:59 pm

      Haha; glad we could change your mind about the lowly cabbage!

  6. Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog
    April 17, 2015 / 11:57 am

    What I was trying to say…
    Aside from cabbage, I think cauliflower and mushrooms are often overlooked as well. :)

    • April 17, 2015 / 2:49 pm

      haha…we agree! We love all three…and we love how inexpensive they can all be! Okay…we like to have more than one type of mushroom in most of our dishes, so that gets a bit spendier. But otherwise…cheap!

  7. Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog
    April 17, 2015 / 11:56 am

    You hit a home run with this one, ladies! I can’t wait to try it. I LOVE cabbage!
    I think aside from cabbage,

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