Easy Roasted Cabbage

This easy roasted cabbage recipe is delicious. As the cabbage roasts in the oven, it browns, turns tender, and becomes sweet. Cabbage may sound boring, but this is one of our favorite side dishes.

Roasted Cabbage Recipe Video

Roasting is such a fantastic way to cook cabbage. We already love sautéing cabbage, making fried cabbage, and turning it into kimchi, but now we are hooked on roasting it. If you have never roasted cabbage before, you need to start. As the cabbage roasts in the oven, it caramelizes, turns tender, and becomes sweet. It’s fantastic.

Our roasted cabbage recipe keeps the cabbage simple with oil, salt, and pepper. But, you can always add spices, seasoning blends, or fresh herbs.

A bowl of roasted cabbage

Key Ingredients

  • Cabbage: White (or green) cabbage is my favorite for this recipe, but other cabbage varieties will work. More tender cabbage, like Napa cabbage, might need less roasting time, so check on it as it roasts to see how it progresses.
  • Oil: I use avocado oil, which is pretty neutral in flavor and works fine at higher oven temperatures (like in this recipe).
  • Salt and pepper: In our photos and video, I keep the cabbage simple with salt and pepper, and I have to tell you, it’s delicious this way! That’s not to say you couldn’t add your favorite spice blend. I love this Cajun seasoning.
  • Lemon: I squeeze over a little fresh lemon juice just before serving. It adds fresh flavor and brightens everything up a little.

How to Roast Cabbage

You can roast cabbage in various shapes, like steaks or wedges, but we love slicing it. After it has roasted, the cabbage looks like ribbons.

First, I remove tattered or bruised outer leaves and cut the cabbage into quarters. This exposes the core, which is a bit tough, so I cut it out. Finally, I slice the cabbage quarters into strips about 1/2 inch thick, which makes those pretty pasta-like ribbons in our photos.

Removing the core from cabbage

Making this roasted cabbage recipe could not be simpler. First, toss sliced cabbage with some fat, salt, and pepper. Then roast in a hot oven until the cabbage is browned, wilted, and sweet.

Roasting cabbage on a baking sheet

What to Serve with Roasted Cabbage

Roasted cabbage is a versatile side dish! I love it with steak, juicy pork chops, chicken breasts, and ginger garlic marinated shrimp. It’s also wonderful next to other sides like roasted carrots, roasted potatoes (roast at the same temperature), sautéed green beans, and a simple salad.

Easy Roasted Cabbage

Easy Roasted Cabbage Recipe

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This easy roasted cabbage recipe is delicious. As the cabbage roasts in the oven, it browns turns tender and becomes sweet. Cabbage may sound boring, but this is one of our favorite side dishes. White cabbage is our favorite for this recipe, but other cabbage varieties will work (roast times may vary).

Serves 4 to 6

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Need

1 medium head cabbage, about 1 ½ pounds

2 tablespoons avocado oil

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


    1Heat the oven to 425°F (218°C). Prepare a baking sheet (we roast directly on the baking sheet, but for easy clean-up, put down a silicone baking mat or a sheet of parchment paper).

    2Prepare the cabbage by cutting it into four wedges and removing the core. Next, slice the wedges into strips about 1/2 inch thick.

    3Add the cabbage to the baking sheet and toss with the oil, salt, and pepper. Spread into one layer.

    4Roast the cabbage without moving it until it starts browning, about 15 minutes. When you notice the browning, stir the cabbage, spread it back into an even layer, and roast for 5 to 10 more minutes. We enjoy our cabbage deeply browned, so we tend to keep the cabbage in the oven a bit longer.

    5Toss with lemon juice, and serve.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Storing: Roasted cabbage lasts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • The nutrition facts provided below are estimates.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1/6 of the recipe / Calories 101 / Total Fat 5g / Saturated Fat 0.6g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 244.9mg / Carbohydrate 14.2g / Dietary Fiber 4g / Total Sugars 7.3g / Protein 2.7g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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44 comments… Leave a Review
  • Jenise Ross May 5, 2024, 4:04 pm

    Wow! What a quick and delicious recipe on a lazy Sunday afternoon! I used a little bacon fat along with olive oil and added cumen and garlic to the seasoning. Perfect dish to go with curry chicken and riced cauliflower. I will be making this all spring and summer! Thank you!

    • Joanne May 29, 2024, 6:03 pm

      Yum, love your use of bacon fat for this. Thanks for sharing, Jenise.

  • Debora Buckler April 26, 2024, 8:03 pm

    Your baked cabbage recipe has made me LOVE cabbage! It isn’t just for coleslaw! Who knew? We enjoy the touch of lemon after baked and also add anise seed! Thank you!!

    • Joanne April 29, 2024, 1:26 pm

      This is exactly what happened to my dad. He wasn’t a fan, but after trying this recipe, he changed his mind. Thanks for coming back, Debora.

  • Trish March 20, 2024, 6:45 pm

    I absolutely love this. I mean, yes it is delicious!! But also, I LOVE that you dont line your cookie sheet (I hate waste!) and you cut up the cabbage so it cooks more quickly. I’ve always seen cabbage wedges. This is just great, and you are my go-to when I need a recipe for ANYTHING!!

    • Joanne April 16, 2024, 1:51 pm

      Hi Trish, I’m so glad you love the recipe so much! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Britt February 8, 2024, 11:09 pm

    I was skeptical, but this was incredible! I kept getting cabbage in my farm box and never knew what to do with it. Now I can’t wait for more!

    • Adam February 9, 2024, 1:07 pm

      Yay! We are thrilled that you loved it 🙂

  • Ursula January 31, 2024, 8:31 pm

    Super easy ansd way too delicious! It really is quick and easy rosted cabbage. This will be a new favorite for sure. I’ve always made it in the frying pan with mushrooms, but now I can keep the stove to other goodies and use the oven. Thank you so much 😊

  • Sue January 23, 2024, 5:04 pm

    Delicious! My only problem is that it’s so tasty, I ate all of it myself in 2 sittings (which is VERY filling)!! So I basically ate an entire little head of cabbage in 2 days. A nice problem to have…. thank you!

    • Adam January 23, 2024, 5:19 pm

      We have the same problem as you when we make this recipe. So happy you loved your cabbage 🙂

  • Annikas granny January 4, 2024, 2:55 pm

    This is so great! I will try it with onions and even fennel next time. Tastes like candy! Really easy. You could convert somebody to being a cabbage lover

    • Joanne April 16, 2024, 1:51 pm

      YUM, I love you idea to add onions and fennel.

  • Paula December 18, 2023, 5:58 pm

    Loved the cabbage cooked this way!! So much better than stove top. Delicious!!

    • Joanne December 19, 2023, 5:18 pm

      Hi Paula, We are so happy that you gave roasting cabbage a try. We love it, too!

  • Caitlin December 17, 2023, 10:33 pm

    OHMYGAWD! To die for… the perfect way to eat cabbage,, ROASTED!! Seasoning was spot on, and the lemon to finish it off complimented the dish.

  • Ileinie November 12, 2023, 12:47 am

    Delicious! Finely shredded a whole Chinese cabbage, half of a sweet onion, bacon fat, salt and pepper. 400 for 20 minutes, stirred, baked another 20 minutes. Perfect for two. Simple! Thank you.

    • Joanne April 16, 2024, 1:52 pm

      Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  • Tish September 6, 2023, 8:05 am

    I love cabbage and was excited to find a recipe a bit different from how I’m used to cooking it (sautéed, steamed, boiled w/ cajun seasons). I tried this recipe and it was absolutely delicious!! Thank you for sharing 🙂


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