Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks

6 servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks make a great side dish for any meal (not just your favorite Corned Beef) in just 20 minutes.

When it comes to veggie Side Dishes, cabbage is often overlooked in favor of other favorites like Candied Sweet Potatoes, Milk Boiled Corn, and Roasted Garlic Tomatoes. This cabbage dish is good enough to stand with those classic favorites.

Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks make a great side dish for any meal (not just your favorite Corned Beef) in just 20 minutes. You'll never boil cabbage again.

Move over boiled cabbage! Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks may actually rival Crispy Slow Cooker Corned Beef for your favorite part of the meal. Everything you love about roasted Brussels Sprouts are made even easier here with cabbage. No need to trim a whole bag of Brussels Sprouts when you just need to make a few cuts to a head of cabbage. Plus the presentation value of the cabbage steaks is great.

For plating you can either serve it as an intact steak, cut in half in a half circle (use a good spatula to lift intact) or using a fork to twirl it into a pasta-like pile of delicious-ness.

Cabbage gets such a bad rap as far as vegetables go. Not a lot of people see it on menus and say “oooh let’s order a side of cabbage with our short ribs” but if you were to try this side dish… you’ll be a convert. In fact, the first couple of times you make it you can even get away with taking one for the team and eating all those extra browned outside pieces… here’s a secret… They are the best part! They’re super crispy and delicious, and if you have a few extra minutes, let more of them crisp up.

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Great Meals to Enjoy with Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Pretty much anywhere you would otherwise enjoy Brussels Sprouts, you can feel confident in making this substitute. You might be surprised that this cabbage is great added to pasta dishes. It works great in place of napa cabbage in Asian noodle dishes too. The flavors are great, the texture is still soft in the middle and, in steak form, the cabbage stays in long noodle form so it is perfect for pasta.

How to Store Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks

  • Serve: Roasted Cabbage Steaks can be served at room temperature up to 2 hours.
  • Store: Carefully layered in an airtight container, the Cabbage Steaks will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in a single layer on a baking dish to crisp back up before serving.
  • Freeze: Seal in an airtight freezer bag, with parchment between layers, up to 6 months. Reheat at 400 degrees in a single layer on a baking dish directly from frozen.
Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks make a great side dish for any meal (not just your favorite Corned Beef) in just 20 minutes. You'll never boil cabbage again.

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Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks make a great side dish for any meal (not just your favorite Corned Beef) in just 20 minutes.
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 head cabbage , dark loose leaves removed
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Slice the cabbage into ½ inch thick steaks.
  • Brush with oil on both sides and place onto cookie sheet.
  • Season with Kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Roast for 17-20 minutes or until caramelized.
  • (Psst, save the super crispy dark edges for yourself, they’re the best part!!)



Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
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Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks make a great side dish for any meal (not just your favorite Corned Beef) in just 20 minutes. You'll never boil cabbage again.
Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks make a great side dish for any meal (not just your favorite Corned Beef) in just 20 minutes. You'll never boil cabbage again.
Crispy Slow Cooker Corned Beef with a crispy crust. No soggy Corned Beef, even from a slow cooker!
Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks make a great side dish for any meal (not just your favorite Corned Beef) in just 20 minutes. You'll never boil cabbage again.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I had seen this recipe previously and thought how good it sounded. I am a fan of cabbage anyway so I tried it. It is GREAT!!! I made a meal out of the whole head because they were so good!!!

    1. So Good. Glad you enjoyed the “steak” Ron! And thanks for the 5 star review.

  2. Hi Sabrina,
    •My husband & I just finished a tray of this Crispy Roasted Cabbage… it’s sooo good.
    •I’m the person who loves the brown crispy bits (a lot) and I stand at the hot tray of cabbage & pick out the brown bits right after I take the tray out of the oven.
    •I used a Silpat mat & the cabbage wasn’t as crisp as when I use parchment paper… so going back to parchment paper next time.
    •Next time I will cut back on the oil, or not use it. I also will try placing onion slices on the tray to bake at the same time.
    •The additional spices I like are Lemon Pepper, instead of Salt. I also like to sprinkle Tajin seasoning on the cabbage once it is baked.
    •Soooo yummy! Thank you.

  3. I have enjoyed the Crispy Roasted Cabbage so much that I forget to tell you how much I have appreciate the recipe. I have also sent it to my friends.

    I could very well eat it everyday.

  4. Oh my word this was scrumptious! I needed to use up half a purple cabbage, some new red potatoes & 3 slices of bacon. Inspired by your post I oiled a small sheet pan and placed cut potato halves on it to start cooking on top rack of the toaster oven at 425 while I worked with the cabbage, oiling a 2nd sheet pan, arranging cabbage slices, salting & peppering, and using kitchen shears snipping sprinkles of raw bacon to place on top of each slice. I added that pan to the oven, rotating the potatoes to the bottom shelf and cooked for 20 more minutes. It turned out great. Thanks so much for the post; I know I altered but I’d never roasted cabbage before and I now have a new favorite vegetable!

  5. OMG – sooo good! My new go-to for meat substitution. And, it couldn’t be easier to make or clean up after cooking.


  6. Can you cut cabbage ahead of time to make Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks?

    I have made these a number of times, but this time I am trying to do part of this ahead of things. Can you help me out.

  7. Hi! I wanted to let you know my family really enjoyed your cabbage steak recipe! Very easy to follow, tasty, and quick. New to your blog but looking forward to catching up with you and learning some new tricks. Thanks!

    1. So glad you enjoyed the recipe, I love those cabbage steaks. It seems like such a simple thing but the crispy edges are so delicious I find myself snacking on them before serving them!

  8. What a great alternative for cabbage. I loved the char and the cabbage turned tender and sweet. Thanks for the idea Sabrina!

  9. So delish! Thanks for the great idea! Cooked for 30 minutes and did not look all crispy like the picture but tasted really yummy. Only 4 stars cause I knew it would need some sprucing up like others suggested. Added some bacon grease on top before cooking and topped with grated parm and balsamic which sent it over the top! This and your A1 corned beef recipe made it my best home cooked St patty’s day dinner ever. Served with cheesy potatoes.

    1. Hi Donna, mine are not coming out crispy either. Did you put the balsamic before or after baking?

  10. Absolutely the best cabbage I have ever eaten. I did not have canola oil so used avocado oil. The rest was exactly as written. My son took the smallest piece, but went back for seconds over waffle fries!

  11. I love cabbage in almost any form, but I think this is my new favorite. So good and easy. I did use bacon grease instead of oil. It was eye roll in the back of my head good!!!

  12. Yummy… added a little Parmesan cheese at the end and some crumbled up bacon-finger lickin’ good.

  13. Do you think this will crush up are 375 for longer time? Umm trying to cook a bunch of stuff all at once if it’s possible and most of the others can work at 375. Thanks for sharing. I never had cabbage any way but coke slaw and overcooked with corned beef ?

    1. I am just seeing this tonight. I am sure the recipe has long been cooked/or not but I still want to try to help.

      I haven’t tested that but I doubt it will be as crisp at the lower temperature. Please let us know how it turned out!

    1. Yes, though if you want a crispy texture I would recommend sprinkling some grated parmesan cheese on top and reheating in the oven. Enjoy!

  14. Now my go too for cabbage. My mom and I had to force ourselves to stop eating it or we’d have nothing left for the dinner table.

  15. Roasted cabbage in bacon grease and your seasoning mix is the ultimate!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!

  16. Delicious!! never knew u could cook cabbage that way. They r right ill never boil again. I added some yummy balsamic vinegar with grape musk.

  17. Has become my favorite side, dusted with shredded Parmesan brings it up a level. I thank you for sharing!

  18. I love this addition to my repertoire… Fast and tasty! Tonight it’s our appetizer- getting hungry thinking about it. Thank you!