Cabbage Casserole

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The casserole recipe idea really couldn’t be any easier. With chopped steamed cabbage, cheese, and mushroom soup mixed you probably already have all the ingredients you need. Then spread the ingredients into a casserole dish and sprinkle with some Pepperidge Farm stuffing. It's that easy. Once everything is in the casserole dish bake for about 30 minutes until the top is nicely browned, and you have a healthy and delicious side dish meal. It is recommended that you steam your cabbage first if you like the cabbage to be tender. The casserole recipe calls for the cabbage to be wilted, but you can also steam yours about 12 to 15 minutes until it's super tender. This casserole recipe would also work with some chopped kielbasa/smoked sausage and make it into a main dish recipe. The ingredients you will need for this casserole recipe include cabbage, cheddar cheese, cream of mushroom soup, and Pepperidge Farm stuffing. For the full step by step instructions for this easy to make casserole recipe, you will want to take a look at the Mrs Happy Homemaker site.

There are hundreds of varieties of cabbage that are grown throughout the world, but the most common three types of cabbage include green, Savoy and red. Green cabbage has a dense head and has dark to pale green outer cabbage leaves. Red cabbage is similar to green cabbage but has ruby red leaves to purple outer leaves. The texture of red cabbage is tougher than green, but it does contain more vitamin C. Savoy cabbage is a variety of cabbage that has a less compact head and yellow-green leaves. The savoy variety of cabbage contains a significant amount of beta-carotene. All cabbage varieties provide vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, manganese, riboflavin, magnesium, and thiamin. Eating cabbage raw is a good way to ensure that the vitamins, minerals and the other nutrients in cabbage are not destroyed through cooking or processing.

Adding cabbage to your casserole recipes and food ideas is a good way to benefit from all that cabbage has to offer. In cabbage, there are significant amounts of Vitamin C. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage are excellent sources of vitamin C or ascorbic acid. An adequate regular intake of vitamin C is also beneficial in helping to protect against cancers of the stomach and the esophagus. Vitamin C is thought to prevent and to cure a common cold. However, no studies have consistently proved this claim to be true. Cabbage is also ideal for weight loss. With only 33 calories per cup of cabbage, cooked cabbage is low in fat and also high in fiber. Cabbage is a smart carb, and brain food. Cabbage is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that may help with mental function and concentration. These healthy nutrients also may help to prevent nerve damage, by improving in your defense against conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these powerful nutrients. Cabbage is also high in sulfur, which is considered to be the beautifying mineral. Cabbage helps to dry up oily and acne-prone skin. Internally, sulfur is essential for keratin, which is a protein substance that is necessary for healthy hair, skin and nails. The high amount of vitamin C and sulphur found in cabbage helps to remove the toxins free radicals and uric acid in the body. These are the main causes of ailments such as arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism and gout.

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