This easy, healthy recipe for roasted cabbage 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.
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Related: We love this fried cabbage!
You Must Try Roasted Cabbage
Roasting is such a fantastic way to cook cabbage. We already love sautéing cabbage 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 recipe below keeps the cabbage simple and roasts the cabbage with oil, salt, and pepper. But, of course, you can always add spices like seasoning blends or fresh herbs.
Cabbage is underrated and is a nutrient powerhouse. It’s good for you with high levels of vitamin C, is antioxidant-rich, and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
Making The Recipe
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.
How to Slice the 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. So here’s how I do it:
- Remove any tattered or bruised outer leaves.
- Cut the cabbage into quarters, and then cut out the core.
- Slice the cabbage quarters into strips about 1/2 inch thick.
More Roasted Vegetables
- Garlic Roasted Zucchini with Feta
- Garlic Herb Roasted Green Beans
- Our Favorite Crispy Roasted Potatoes
- Quick and Easy Roasted Carrots
- Easy Roasted Eggplant
Quick and Easy Roasted Cabbage
This easy, healthy recipe for roasted cabbage 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).
Our recipe below keeps things simple and roasts the cabbage with oil, salt, and pepper. But, of course, you can always add spices like seasoning blends or fresh herbs.
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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° Fahrenheit. 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.