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Creamy Savoy Cabbage

Creamy Savoy Cabbage

Since wintertime is cabbage time, here we are with a super delicious Creamy Savoy Cabbage recipe for you and your family. This cabbage and pasta recipe is the hearty dish you need to get through this last bit of the winter season. 

The recipe is a perfect vegan lunch or dinner option when you are limited on time or when you need a filling meal to get you through until your next feed. It is super easy and quick to make, it takes about 20 minutes and the result is amazing. 

I make this recipe year-round but I really like having it during winter time. I abuse cabbage in the winter because it's such a nutrient powerhouse. It brings so many health benefits to our diet in the easiest and most affordable way possible.

Creamy Savoy Cabbage ingredients

Cabbage is loaded with Vitamin C, K, A, and B6. It contains Thiamin, Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Copper, Potassium, and Manganese. All this packed in with very few calories, very little cholesterol and saturated fats. 

As you can see, it has all the good stuff and all this translates to a bunch of health benefits. Adding cabbage to your diet will help keep your heart and belly health. It improves digestion, may lower blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. It even takes care of your bones, your eyes and helps prevent cancer.

This time I used savoy cabbage instead of Napa, which is the one you usually see at the market. They're very similar, but savoy cabbage has wrinkly leave sand kinda looks like kale in my opinion but, don't worry, it tastes nothing like kale. 

Actually, the taste doesn't change much, I think savoy cabbage is a bit milder than Napa. Some people don't even notice the difference. Which is great! You can mix and match savoy cabbage with a ton of other ingredients to make super delicious and healthy meals. 

savoy cabbage

The beauty of Savoy cabbage is that you can find it canned. This has been a life-changer for me. I can stash a few cans in my pantry and since I always have pasta in my kitchen I can use this recipe as a backup plan anytime. 

We are combining the savoy cabbage with pasta and a super creamy homemade sauce. I made the sauce with a bunch of ingredients I usually have at home. I just bought soy cream and yogurt at the store. And to season it, I used pepper, nutmeg, salt, and a bit of lemon zest.

Don't be misguided by how simple this sauce recipe is. It's just the perfect touch of flavour needed to enhance the taste of the savoy cabbage. And it is probably the easiest way to get a creamy pasta dish that is light and so incredibly nourishing at the same time. You get the best of all worlds in a single dish! Everything comes together so nicely to make a heartwarming meal for this winter cool days! 

Creamy Savoy Cabbage close up

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Gluten, Soy


For the savoy cabbage

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 1½ lbs savoy cabbage (cleaned and sliced)

For the seasoning

  • ¼ tsp black pepper (ground)
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup soy cream
  • ½ cup soy yogurt
  • ½ cup vegetable broth

For the pasta

  • 12 oz pasta


  1. Use a big wok and heat up the oil, add the onion and saute for about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the savoy cabbage and saute on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, then add the vegetable broth.
  3. Heat up a pot of water and prepare the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  4. Add the seasoning to the wok and adjust taste, then mix with the noodles and serve on a plate, enjoy!

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