Roasted Cabbage Steaks

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Learn how to make the best roasted cabbage steaks recipe that’s perfectly caramelized on the edges and extremely delicious. Ready in less than 40 minutes, this cabbage recipe is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with any of your favorite proteins or is as simple as it is for a light lunch recipe.

the best roasted cabbage steaks

So, let’s take regular steak to the next level. What about a veggie steak? Yes, you read it right – steak is not just about meat. Find out that you can enjoy a delicious steak made from cabbage, a delightful alternative that might surprise your taste buds.

There is no need for fancy cooking skills – this veggie steak is easy and tasty, something you’ll like! So, if you’re up for something different and delicious, let’s make these easy Cabbage Steaks. Think of tender cabbage slices, roasted until they’re golden and seasoned with your favorite spices.

If you liked our Cheesy Cauliflower Steak recipe, you’d really enjoy this cabbage steak. It’s another tasty veggie dish that’s easy to make and packed with delicious that everyone will love.

We are huge fans of cabbage and love eating it in many possible ways, from easy fried cabbage and cabbage soup to this delicious cabbage steak; each recipe is extremely delicious and loaded with so many flavors that everyone will love.

Roasted Cabbage Steaks Recipe

What Are Roasted Cabbage Steaks?

Roasted Cabbage Steaks are a simple and flavorful recipe made by slicing cabbage into thick “steaks,” seasoning them, and roasting them until they become tender and caramelized. The cabbage slices are typically brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, and various herbs or spices before being roasted in the oven. This cooking method brings out the natural sweetness of the cabbage while creating a delightful combination of crispy edges and soft centers.

Roasted Cabbage Steaks Recipe

Roasted Cabbage Steaks Ingredients

Here is the list of ingredients you’ll need to prepare these delicious Roasted Cabbage Steaks:

  • Cabbage Heads – Both green and red cabbage are excellent choices for this recipe. Their textures and flavors roast beautifully, with red cabbage adding a pop of color to your plate.
  • Olive Oil – Use extra virgin olive oil for a rich flavor. 
  • Paprika – I used smoked paprika for intense color and flavor as well.
  • Garlic Powder –  You can also use fresh minced garlic for an intense flavor.
  • Salt & Pepper: Seasoning your cabbage steaks with salt and pepper is essential.

How To Make Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Now, let’s see how easy it is to prepare these flavorful Roasted Cabbage Steaks by following these simple steps:

Initial Preparation

  • Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C). This high heat is crucial for achieving that coveted caramelization.
  • Baking Sheet: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Not only does this help with cleanup, but it also prevents sticking without needing to add extra oil.
  • Selecting Cabbage: Look for small to medium cabbage heads for the best sweetness and texture. Green cabbage is classic, but red cabbage can add a stunning color contrast to your meal.
  • Cutting Steaks: When slicing your cabbage into 1 to 1.5-inch thick steaks, try to keep the core intact on each slice. This helps the steaks hold together better during roasting.

Cabbage Seasoning Mix

  • Create Your Mix: Whisk together 3 tablespoons of olive oil with ½ teaspoon of salt (adjust based on preference), 2 teaspoons of paprika, and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder. This is your base seasoning, but feel free to get creative here.
  • Seasoning Variations: Consider adding cumin for a smoky flavor, a pinch of chili flakes for heat, or some dried herbs like thyme or rosemary for a herby note. Lemon zest can add a refreshing citrus kick.

Roasting Process

  • Even Coating: Brush the seasoning mix generously on both sides of each cabbage steak. For an extra flavor infusion, let them marinate for about 15 minutes before roasting.
  • Roasting Time: Place your seasoned steaks in the oven and roast for 30-35 minutes. The high heat ensures a tender inside with a beautifully charred exterior.
  • Checking Doneness: Use a fork or knife to check if they’re done to your liking. The edges should be crispy, and the center should be tender but not mushy. For extra tenderness, feel free to roast a bit longer.
Roasted Cabbage Steaks Recipe

Tips For Making The Best Roasted Cabbage Steaks

  • Ensure the cabbage steaks are evenly coated with the seasoned oil mixture for uniform flavor.
  • Choose fresh, firm cabbage heads for the best flavor and texture in your roasted cabbage steaks.
  • Keep an eye on the cabbage steaks during roasting to achieve golden brown edges without burning.
  • Pierce the cabbage with a fork or knife to check for tenderness during the roasting time.

Recipe Variations

  • Sprinkle-grated Parmesan over the cabbage steaks during the last few minutes of roasting for a savory, cheesy finish.
  • Drizzle balsamic glaze over the roasted cabbage before serving to add a sweet and tangy element.
  • Fresh herbs like chopped parsley, thyme, or rosemary can bring a burst of freshness to the dish.
  • For a touch of heat, sprinkle red chili flakes over the cabbage before roasting or as a garnish.
  • Crumble crispy bacon over the cabbage steaks before serving for a savory and smoky twist.

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge: Store leftover cabbage steak in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer: You can also freeze these cabbage steaks. Place them on a baking sheet and freeze for about 20 minutes. After that, transfer them to a plastic bag and freeze them for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating: Place leftovers in a pan over medium heat and warm for a few minutes on each side.
Roasted Cabbage Steaks

What to Serve With Cabbage Steaks?

This cabbage steak recipe is super versatile and can be served as a main course or a side dish. Here are some great ideas:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Red Cabbage?

Yes, you can substitute red cabbage for green cabbage in this recipe for a colorful variation. Adjust the roasting time as needed.

Can I Add Other Seasonings?

Feel free to experiment with additional seasonings such as herbs, spices, or your favorite seasoning blends to customize the flavor to your liking.

Can I Roast Cabbage Steaks in Advance?

While they are best enjoyed fresh from the oven, you can roast the cabbage steaks in advance and reheat them in the oven before serving.

What’s The Right Oven Temperature For Roasting Cabbage Steaks?

A high oven temperature (around 400°F or 200°C) is key for achieving those deliciously caramelized edges.

 Can I Grill The Cabbage Steaks Instead Of Roasting Them?

Yes, grilling is an excellent alternative. Brush the cabbage steaks with oil and grill them over medium-high heat on each side for a few minutes until they have grill marks and are tender.

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the best roasted cabbage steaks

Roasted Cabbage Steaks Recipe

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Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Diaconu from LowCarbSpark.com


Learn how to make the best-roasted cabbage steak recipe that’s perfectly caramelized on the edges and extremely delicious. Ready in less than 40 minutes, this cabbage recipe is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with any of your favorite proteins or is as simple as it is for a light lunch recipe.
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  • Preheat your oven to 400°F / 200°C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Begin by carefully removing any loose or damaged outer leaves from two small cabbage heads. Cut each cabbage head into thick slices, approximately 1 to 1.5 inches thick, to create "cabbage steaks."
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of olive oil, ½ teaspoon of salt (or adjust to taste), 2 teaspoons of paprika, and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder until well combined.
  • Place the cabbage steaks on the prepared large baking sheet. Brush the olive oil and seasoning mixture generously on both sides of each cabbage steak, ensuring even coverage.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast for about 30-35 minutes, or until the edges of the cabbage are golden brown and the centers are tender.
  • Pierce the cabbage with a fork or knife to check for tenderness. If needed, you can roast for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Once the cabbage steaks are roasted to perfection, remove them from the oven. Serve them hot as a delicious side dish or a light main course.


In the last 5 minutes of roasting, sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese over the cabbage steaks for a delicious Parmesan flavor. This addition creates a wonderful crust and adds a savory depth to the dish.
Serve Hot: Enjoy your cabbage steaks fresh out of the oven for the best combination of textures and flavors. They’re excellent as a side or a vegetarian main course.
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Cuisine American
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