- 1 medium cabbage, cut into thin wedges
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2/3 cup (2.6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp chili sauce
Combine cabbage wedges and water in a dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Drain well; place cabbage wedges in an ungreased 13×9-inch baking dish.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper; pour over cabbage. Bake uncovered at 375°F for 15 minutes.
Combine cheese and remaining 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well. Spread over cabbage. Bake 10 more minutes. Serve hot.
From: The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook
Gray: This was from the section entitled “how to take vegetables and make them not healthy.” Just kidding, but it definitely is rich and tastes fantastic. I think you could give broccoli or cauliflower a similar treatment and have a delicious dish. This is not a healthy eating or light option dish, but if you want a treat I say go for it. I had to substitute orange bell peppers for the green, so it was probably a touch sweeter, but other than that it was good, and very easy to make. Enjoy!
Katie: This was tasty, but it is a very different flavor that other things I have eaten. It might be because when Gray said he wanted to make cabbage, this is NOT what I envisioned. All that being said, if you want a rich, cheesy cabbage dish, this is it!