Easy Roasted Cabbage Recipe

roasted cabbage

Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

Why It Works

  • Roasting at very high heat helps bring out the cabbage's sweet, nutty flavors.
  • Cutting the cabbage into fat wedges creates maximum textural contrast between the lightly charred exterior and tender interior.

When roasting cabbage, you want the same sweet nuttiness from caramelization and browning that you achieve with roasted broccoli. But, given the way cabbage is shaped, I've found that, as with cauliflower, the best way to prep it for roasting is to cut it into thick wedges through the core, so the leaves hold together.

The Basics

Split your cabbage head through the core into six to eight wedges; toss with oil; season; and roast at 500°F (260°C) until the cabbage is browned and tender, flipping once during cooking.

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The Full Story

As with other brassicas, high heat is what you're after here in order to get the most flavor out of cabbage. Cutting the head up into fat wedges helps build up a nice contrast between deeply browned exterior and tender, meaty interior. The cabbage wedges are hefty enough that when you cut into them, it's almost like cutting into a big vegetable steak.

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How to Roast Cabbage

Recipe Facts

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Active: 5 mins
Total: 25 mins
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cabbage, cut into 6 to 8 wedges

  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 500°F (260°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Arrange cabbage wedges on baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil on one side, then season with salt and pepper. Flip wedges, drizzle other side with oil, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Place baking sheet in oven and roast until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Flip wedges and continue roasting until tender and deeply browned, another 10 minutes, then serve.

Special Equipment

Rimmed baking sheet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
66 Calories
3g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 59mg 296%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 309mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)