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Roasted Cabbage Recipe

The taste of cabbage as we know it is completely altered in this Oven Roasted Cabbage Recipe ~ roasted cabbage is a deliciously crispy and satisfying side dish you are sure to love.

Easy Oven Roasted Cabbage Recipe

When all this started a couple of months ago, it seemed like toilet paper and anti-bacterial products were like the abominable snowman: heard of and not seen. Then, a lonely package of flour on a shelf could incite a frenzy akin to a shark feeding one.

Even today, a lot of the grocery stores we do our weekly shopping at, still have bare shelves down many aisles. But, through all this, the produce section has been (like the kids say) lit!

I’ve never had to drive around looking for carrots, or broccoli, or cauliflower, or cabbage, for that matter. I’ve always managed to find an abundant collection of fresh veggies when I have ventured out. And, during these past couple of months, my love for cabbage has been re-ignited.

prepping Cabbage steaks for roasting

Once upon a time, cabbage was regarded as an affordable defense against scurvy. Legend has it that during the 1760’s, Captain James Cook loaded up his ship with fermented cabbage ~ aka sauerkraut. This fermented cabbage could be kept at room temperature for months at a time, and naturally produced enough vitamin C to protect Cook’s crew from scurvy – during a time when citrus was regarded as too expensive.

My daughter and I have been enjoying cabbage in many forms recently. Our favorite ways to enjoy cabbage has been in this warm tuna salad, this shabu shabu, and this Sri Lankan Kottu roti.

Recently, I decided to try something different. After a friend told me about their grilled cabbage wedges, I decided I would try and oven roast a few cabbage “steaks” and see what they tasted like.

Y’all – oven roasting cabbage completely altered the taste of cabbage as I knew it! Cabbage went into the oven and what came out of the oven was so darn gloriously crispy and addicting!

Crispy Delicious Roasted Cabbage steaks for a tasty side dish.

By the way, when these cabbage slices come out of the oven, don’t fret if the edges are burnt – those burnt parts are the tastiest part! In fact, I snacked on quite a few of the burnt bits before taking these pictures.

We had a half can of leftover 100% pure pumpkin puree after making this easy lentil curry, which I used to make a thick and creamy pumpkin sauce to top the oven roasted cabbage steaks with.

How to oven roast cabbage?

  1. First off, peel of any damaged leaves around the cabbage. Then, keeping the core intact, cut the cabbage into 1/4 inch thick slices/steaks.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and while it is heating up, brush both sides of the cabbage steaks with olive oil.
  3. Place cabbage steaks onto a parchment or silpat lined baking tray.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and your favorite spices and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cabbage slices are golden.

What do you pair with roasted cabbage?

We enjoyed our roasted cabbage steaks with these salmon croquettes.
Roasted cabbage also pairs well with:
Cilantro Lime Chicken,
Za’atar Ras-el-hanout Chicken,
Easy Sweet Spicy Air Fryer Salmon, &
Harissa Salmon

What do you do with roasted cabbage leftovers?

These roasted cabbage steaks were quite a filling side dish with those salmon croquettes. So, we stored the leftovers in an air tight container. We polished off our last roasted cabbage steak three days after I made them, and they were still so tasty. My daughter heated up her leftover roasted cabbage in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it was the temp she liked. But, I popped mine in my air fryer for 5 minutes so it was even more singed.

Crispy oven roasted cabbage slice with pumpkin sauce.
Crispy oven roasted cabbage slice with pumpkin sauce.

Roasted Cabbage Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

The taste of cabbage as we know it is completely altered in this Oven Roasted Cabbage Recipe ~ roasted cabbage is a deliciously crispy and satisfying side dish you are sure to love.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • olive oil (to brush cabbage with)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley and chili flakes to garnish

For the Spicy Pumpkin Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 can 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First off, peel of any damaged leaves around the cabbage. Then, keeping the core intact, cut the cabbage into 1/4 inch thick slices/steaks.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and while it is heating up, brush both sides of the cabbage steaks with olive oil.
  3. Place cabbage steaks onto a parchment or silpat lined baking tray.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and your favorite spices and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cabbage slices are golden.

For the Spicy Pumpkin Sauce:

  1. While the cabbage is roasting you can make the spicy pumpkin sauce by sauteing the onion and garlic in oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  2. Then add in the pure pumpkin puree and coconut milk and stir well.
  3. Immediately after, add in the turmeric, cumin, coriander, and smoked paprika and stir well.
  4. Let simmer about 5 minutes and then either transfer everything to a blender or transfer to a bowl in which you can use an immersion blender to blend the ingredients into a creamy sauce. When well blended add in salt and pepper to taste - a couple of pinches worked for us.

Serve Spicy Pumpkin Sauce on Roasted Cabbage Slices, garnish with chopped parsley and chili flakes and enjoy as a side dish with your favorite main dishes.

Notes

*Leave the core intact - it is delicious oven roasted and it also holds the cabbage steaks together.

*When these cabbage slices come out of the oven, don’t fret if the edges are burnt – those burnt parts are the tastiest part! In fact, I snacked on quite a few of the burnt bits before taking these pictures.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 146Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gUnsaturated Fat 4gSodium 120mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 5gSugar 8gProtein 4g

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Ryan C

Monday 18th of May 2020

I made this for a family dinner. Everyone loved it. This is now my favorite way to cook cabbage. Easy, fast, and delicious

David @ Spiced

Monday 18th of May 2020

We've noticed the same thing! The veggie aisle has been pretty decently stocked up here, too, and we've been loading up so many veggies each trip. In fact, it's almost like a game of Tetris to fit it all in the fridge each week! I've already got cabbage on the list this week to make coleslaw, but I'll have some leftover cabbage. Totally going to over-roast it up like this!

angiesrecipes

Sunday 17th of May 2020

Simple yet so tasty! The pumpkin sauce sounds terrific :-)

Soniya

Friday 15th of May 2020

This looks so delicious and flavorful! Can't wait to try it tomorrow.. I have all the ingredients!

Pam Greer

Friday 15th of May 2020

Roasting makes cabbage so sweet and delicious! We love to have this with your air fried salmon! So much yum!