Roasted Cabbage Steaks are tender with caramelized insides and crispy and flavorful on the outside. This quick and easy recipe is perfect as a main dish, or pair it with your favorite protein for a great side dish.
Why You’ll Love This Roasted Cabbage Steaks Recipe
Roasted Cabbage Steaks will quickly become one of your favorite go-to veggie recipes to make for a quick dinner. They’re healthy and flavorful, and you only need a handful of ingredients.
Cabbage is also a budget friendly ingredient that lasts in the fridge for a long time.
These cabbage steaks only take a few minutes to prep and can be made in the oven or on the grill.
You’ll enjoy serving these to guests and watching them change their feelings towards cabbage because they will be SO shocked at how much they love these roasted cabbage steaks.
They’ll be begging you for the recipe!
Ingredients you will need
All you really need is a head of cabbage and a few pantry staples!
Cabbage: when purchasing a cabbage, look for big, firm, compact cabbage heads without any bruises or blemishes. Green or purple cabbage both work well for roasting.
Garlic Powder: is a little less potent than fresh garlic, which makes it perfect for this recipe. It adds a pungent flavor without being overwhelming.
Onion Powder: adds a delicious warm, sharp, and savory flavor to your steaks. I don’t recommend using dried onion flakes for this recipe.
Black Pepper: is a little piney and citrusy with a dash of spice, which pair well with the other flavors in this recipe.
How to Roast Cabbage Steaks
- Prepare the olive oil mixture. Whisk together the olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and ground pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
- Slice the cabbage. Wash the cabbage and remove any loose leaves. Place it on a cutting board and cut off the bottom end. Then, slice the cabbage into 1-inch thick slices.
- Season the cabbage. Place the cabbage slices on the baking sheet in a single layer. Make sure to place them flat without overlapping. Use two baking sheets or work in batches if all the slices don’t fit on the same baking sheet. Brush the cabbage slices with the olive oil mixture. Flip the slices to bush the other side.
- Bake the cabbage. Place the cabbage slices in the oven for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until golden brown and have crispy edges.
- Serve. Remove the roasted cabbage steaks from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. For serving, move the dish onto a platter and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley on top.
How to Cut Baked Cabbage Steaks
The easiest way to cut your cabbage steaks is to first prep them by removing any dark or loose leaves. I like to keep the root in so that it is easier to cut into.
Slice the cabbage into 1 inch thick slices of cabbage with a sharp knife all the way through. I find the easiest way to do this is to start in the center and work my way out while holding the cabbage head together.
How to Keep Cabbage from Tasting Bitter
Do you know why cabbage can sometimes taste bitter? It’s because cabbage actually contains a small amount of sulfur, which can be cooked out or masked with the proper ingredients.
- Lemon. The acidity in the lemon juice with help counteract the bitter flavor of your cabbage. Lemon is great for masking the bitterness while adding a yummy bright, and fresh flavor.
- Sugar. There are a few sweet options that you can use to hide the bitter flavor of cabbage. First, you can add a dash of white sugar to your cabbage. You can also drizzle honey or agave nectar for the same effect. You will notice some coleslaw recipes have a pinch of sugar to them; this is why!
- Salt. Yes, while salt enhances the flavors of food, it can also mask the bitter flavor of your cabbage. You don’t need a lot, but a sprinkle of salt over your cabbage steaks is essential to hide the bitterness.
Cabbage Steaks Recipe Tips and Variations
Add bacon. Try adding crumbled bacon to the top of your cooked cabbage steaks. Or, you could add cheese and bacon for a “loaded” cabbage steak.
Add cheese. Top your cabbage with parmesan with a dash of lemon to the top of your cabbage steaks for a delicious salty and nutty flavor.
More seasonings. You can completely change up the flavor of your cabbage steaks by adding red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, or steak seasoning.
Red Cabbage. Instead of using green cabbage, switch it up a little and try using red cabbage. Red cabbage has a slightly more peppery flavor than green cabbage.
Balsamic Glaze. Add a tablespoon of olive oil-based balsamic vinegar to the top of a red cabbage steak for a tangy flavor.
What to Eat with Cabbage Steaks
There are so many ways that you can enjoy your cabbage steaks, whether that be a delicious side dish or a main course.
Can I make it ahead of time?
Absolutely! You can cut and prep your cabbages the day before and store them in the fridge, tightly covered, until they are ready to cook. I wouldn’t keep them sliced in the fridge for too long, or the edges may turn a little.
How do I store leftover cooked cabbage steaks?
Let your cabbage cool to room temperature, and then place them in an airtight container or ziplock bag. You can keep it in the fridge for up to three or four days. I don’t recommend freezing cooked cabbage steaks.
How to reheat cabbage steaks
The best way to reheat your cabbage steaks is to warm them in the oven at 350F on a baking sheet. Let them stay in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until they are warmed all the way through. Make sure you check the steaks frequently to prevent overcooking.
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Roasted Cabbage Steaks
- Thoroughly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside. Then, preheat your oven to 400℉.
- Whisk together the olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and ground pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
- Wash the cabbage and remove any loose leaves. Place it on a cutting board and cut off the bottom end. Then, slice the cabbage into 1-inch thick slices.
- Place the sliced cabbage on the baking sheet in a single layer. Make sure to place them flat, in a sinlge layer. Use two baking sheets or work in batches if they don't all fit on the same baking sheet. Then brush the cabbage slices with the olive oil mixture on both sides.
- Bake the cabbage steaks for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through or until golden brown and crispy on the edges.
- To serve, transfer the cabbage steaks to a platter and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley on top.