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Easy Roasted Cabbage Steaks Recipe

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These easy roasted cabbage steaks are simple and easy to make, and they are so delicious. From oven to table in less than an hour! Tender and full of flavor.

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If your experience with cabbage has been limited to only cole slaw, you’ll be happy knowing that you can season and bake cabbage to create this tender, spicy, sweet, buttery slice of roasted cabbage. You’ll wish you would have tried this sooner. You’ll be a cabbage lover in no time. A filling, low-carb option for dinner that doesn’t skimp on the flavor.

Have more cabbage than you know what to do with? Give this Creamed Cabbage and Sausage Recipe a try. A family favorite of mine is this Jamaican Cabbage, or if you’re working with red cabbage Sweet and Sour Cabbage is a tasty dish as well.

close up of a roasted cabbage steak

Ingredients and Tools Needed for cabbage steaks

  • Small head of green cabbage – I prefer to use green cabbage for this recipe, but any cabbage will do.
  • Olive oil – This will help give your cabbage the nice roasted color.
  • Seasoning – Garlic powder, smoked paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper. You can also use your own favorite seasoning blend.
cabbage steak ingredients

Tools needed for this recipe

How to make roasted cabbage steaks

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Slice cabbage into 1-inch thick pieces and place on a sheet pan. I used a cast iron sheet pan, which I find gives the best caramelization. If you don’t have a cast iron, a dark sheet pan will do.

process of cutting cabbage steaks on a cutting board

Rub the cabbage slices with olive oil. Sprinkle sides with garlic powder, smoked paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper.

6 seasoned cabbage steaks on a baking sheet

Roast for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, flip the cabbage steaks carefully. Continue roasting the steaks for an additional 10-15 minutes, until tender. Remove from the oven, serve, and enjoy.

freshly baked cabbage steaks on a baking sheet

How to cut cabbage for cabbage steaks

Firstly, a sharp and sturdy chef’s knife is ideal when slicing through cabbages. They’re very hard and depending on if you’ve washed them, slippery too.

Use a cutting board that does not slip around on your countertop. If yours does not have an anti-slip bottom, you can lay a kitchen towel down underneath to help prevent slipping. Still, be aware that it can still move.

Here are some amazing tips and photos on How to Cut Cabbage!

How to store leftover baked cabbage steaks

Store completely cooled cabbage steaks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

I don’t recommend that you freeze cabbage steaks. The process of freezing ruins the texture of the cabbage.

Re-heating cabbage steaks: Place cabbage steaks on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for as long as it takes for them to come up to the desired temperature. Alternatively, you can microwave them for a minute or two depending on your microwave.

freshly baked cabbage steaks on a baking sheet

Preventing your cabbage steaks from falling apart

Before taking the knife to your cabbages, peel away any loose leaves or leaves that are falling apart until you’re left with a really tight cabbage head.

While you can get more cabbage steaks by cutting them into thinner pieces, the chances your cabbage steaks are going to fall apart are higher.

The ideal width is 1-inch thick slices, though the cooking time will be a bit longer, you’ll end up with a sturdy but tender cabbage steak in the end. Check out this handy guide on How to Cut Cabbage.

Delicious dishes to serve with roasted cabbage steaks

While roasting cabbage steaks, pop one of these tasty recipes into your air fryer to serve alongside your cabbage steaks.

Notes

  • A small or medium cabbage works great with this dish. Use a sharp knife to cut the cabbage into steaks. 
  • Larger cabbages will take longer to cook.
  • You can use red cabbage steaks for this recipe.

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Roasted Cabbage Steaks Recipe

This easy roasted cabbage steak recipe is simple to make and so delicious. From oven to table in less than an hour! Tender and full of flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cabbage steaks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 66kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 Small head of cabbage 1 cut into 1-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Slice cabbage into 1-inch thick pieces and place on a sheet pan. Rub the cabbage pieces with oil. Sprinkle sides with garlic powder, smoked paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  • Roast for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, flip the cabbage steaks carefully. Continue roasting the steaks for an additional 10-15 minutes, until tender. Remove from the oven, serve, and enjoy.

Notes

  • A small or medium cabbage works great with this dish. Use a sharp knife to cut the cabbage into steaks. 
  • Larger cabbages will take longer to cook.
  • For best carmelization, use a cast iron or dark sheet pan. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Camey

Monday 28th of August 2023

I tried this recipe today and I loved it. My cook time was 75 minutes for some reason but the cabbage was perfectly cooks and delicious! This is my new go to recipe for cabbage. Thanks!

Tanya

Monday 28th of August 2023

Thanks so much, Camey! So happy you liked the recipe. The amount of time will def depend on thickness of cabbage slices. So glad you liked it in the end :)

Amber

Thursday 20th of April 2023

I've actually never made cabbage steaks but they look so amazing and I love cabbage! Do you remember in the '90s when everyone was obsessed with the cabbage diet?

Donna

Saturday 7th of October 2023

@Tanya, Yes! And it totally put me off cabbage for years! I’ve since recovered, thank heavens! Who can live without cabbage rolls?! And this recipe looks tasty!

Tanya

Tuesday 25th of April 2023

hahaha, I do lol.

Dorothy Kersey

Monday 17th of April 2023

May I do this in a cast iron skillet on the stove?

Tanya

Tuesday 18th of April 2023

Hi Dorothy, I haven't tried it that way but id you do, I recommend cooking it over low heat. The longer cooking time in the oven allows the cabbage slices to become tender.

Joyce

Monday 17th of April 2023

Do you wash the cabbage?

Tanya

Tuesday 18th of April 2023

Yes, just makes sure to pat the cabbage dry before continuing with the recipe.

Alice

Monday 24th of October 2022

This looks and sounds delicious but I was a bit shocked that it takes 40-45 mins to cook veg in the air fryer. Not quite as economical as doing it in the frying pan on the job. Tho perhaps this will taste and look better. I’ll def try it out tho. Thx for sharing.

Tanya

Thursday 27th of October 2022

Hi Alice, this recipe is roasted in the oven rather than the air fryer. I did test it in the air fryer, but wasn't thrilled with the results. I love how these come out in the oven.