This humble vegetable is elevated to a new level of taste with this roasted cabbage recipe! 

A head of cabbage is cut into wedges, brushed with oil and seasonings, then roasted until it’s tender-crisp and loaded with flavor! Add an optional balsamic vinegar glaze for more flavor and interest. This is a quick, healthy side dish that goes with anything! The cabbage becomes caramelized when roasted and brings out its sweet, savory, and almost meat-like flavors. It’s light tasting, yet comforting and satisfying. Drizzle it with vinegar or browned butter on top for an even richer dish.

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Perfectly Roasted Cabbage!

  • Cooked in the oven, cabbage becomes tender with crispy edges and is full-flavored. Wedges keep the pieces together and they can be cut into varying thicknesses depending on how many servings are needed.
  • Roasted cabbage wedges are an economical way to feed a crowd! Keep cooked cabbage warm in a crock pot on a buffet table and let guests help themselves.
  • Roasted cabbage is a great vegetarian entrée that can be cut into thicker wedges or even ‘steaks’ (thick, round slices). Try one of the seasoning blends listed in the variations section below to get a new flavor every time.
  • Cabbage is a year-round comfort food that’s affordable, healthy, and a great side dish choice for meaty main dishes like roast beef, chicken dijon, or pork tenderloin.

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Ingredients and Variations

CABBAGE: Choose full heads and remove torn or discolored leaves. Red cabbages can be used in this recipe and a combination of both makes for a visually stunning dish (especially on a holiday table)! Feel free to add some baby red potatoes, quartered yellow onions, carrots, or corn cobs.

SEASONINGS: Sprinkle wedges with dill, thyme, rosemary, or garlic powder. Butter or leftover bacon grease can be used instead of olive oil for a different flavor. Try a homemade Italian dressing, taco seasoning, or chili spice blend depending on the entrée it’s served with. 

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: Sprinkle a little brown sugar or maple syrup on the wedges once they’re roasted and then place them under the broiler until the brown sugar is caramelized onto the wedges. Or mix breadcrumbs with butter as a crispy topping. Bacon crumbles are another great option.

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How to Make Roasted Cabbage

This takes only minutes to prep for the oven!

  1. Slice cabbage into wedges and season with oil and salt and pepper.
  2. Roast wedges on a hot baking sheet until they are tender, and the edges are lightly browned.

Brush with optional balsamic vinegar before serving.

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What to Serve with Roasted Cabbage

Roasted cabbage is a hearty addition to a holiday meal and goes great with an oven-roasted turkey or a honey-baked ham . It’s also great in a cabbage casserole. Add a hearty kale caesar, or broccoli grape salad  and a few slices of no-knead bread to round out the meal! 

Leftover Cabbage?

  • Keep leftover roasted cabbage in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Chop leftover cabbage and add to a vegetable soup, stew, or stir fry, if desired.

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Other Easy Cabbage Dishes

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Roasted Cabbage Recipe

Roasted cabbage is so easy to make with outstanding results! It's so flavorful and goes great with beef, corned beef or pork loin.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Candace

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 head cabbage cut into 1 inch wedges
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar optional

Instructions 

  • Place baking tray on middle rack and preheat oven to 450˚F.
  • Cut cabbage in half through the core, and cut each half into quarters. Cut quarters into 3 pieces (about 1 inch each), leaving the core intact.
  • Brush cabbage wedges on both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle one side with salt and pepper.
  • Place cabbage wedges on the hot baking tray and roast for 23-25 minutes, or until cabbage is tender and edges are lightly browned.
  • If desired, drizzle with vinegar, and serve.

Notes

  • Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Leftover cabbage can be chopped and added to other recipes if desired.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 82 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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Recipe very slightly adapted from Cook’s Country

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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  1. I love all the recipes you post here ! Going to make the roasted cabbage- never think to do this before with cabbage, the leftovers added to soup would give an added depth of flavour too ! Love it