Roasted Cabbage

I know. Roasted cabbage. BO-RING. But, y’all, this is one of my go-to vegetable side dishes. Seriously we eat this once a week. So I wanted to tell you how to roast cabbage!

roasted cabbage

First you cut the cabbage into wedges. It’s easiest to cut it in half lengthwise first, then lay each half down and cut each one into four wedges. Sometimes they’re not evenly sized. That’s okay.

Then you drop a little oil on a baking sheet and rub the wedges in it on both sides. Put them cut-side-down on the sheet. Sprinkle generously with salt.

You can stop there and just stick em in the oven.

Or you can do what I usually do and sprinkle them with some cumin seeds, too. Cumin roasted cabbage goes great with Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern flavors. I make it like that to serve with fish tacos, carnitas, curry, falafel. If you’re making something more on the German/European side of things like schnitzel or Swedish meatballs, add caraway seeds instead.

Any way you season it — or don’t — it’s just really, really good. Roasted cabbage gets sweeter and tender and it’s just my favorite way to eat cabbage. Hope you try it!


Roasted Cabbage

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  • Author: Hilah
  • Yield: 8 wedges 1x



1 head cabbage

2 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon salt

Optional: 1 teaspoon cumin seeds or caraway seeds


Set oven to 450ºF

Cut cabbage into 8 quarters. Leave the core intact to help hold them together.

Pour the oil on a baking sheet and rub both cut sides of each wedge in the oil. Lay them cut-side-down.

Sprinkle with salt and optional spices.

Roast for about 20 minutes, until softened and the outer cabbage leaves are crisp (they are the best part!)

Serve hot


  • Serving Size: 1 wedge
  • Calories: 52
  • Fat: 3.5
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Protein: 1

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If you have leftover cabbage, turn it into a roasted cabbage salad with a little vinegar, honey, salt, grated carrots, chives, and toasted nuts or seeds on top. Like this!

roasted cabbage salad

Roasted cabbage salad


  1. The Other Randy on May 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    I’m going to have to give this a try. I’m forever buying a head of cabbage for something that only requires half a head and then wondering what to do with the rest

    • Hilah on July 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      This is a great way to cook it! You can sometimes ask the produce manager to cut a head of cabbage in half for you, too. ?

  2. Arik H-k on May 20, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Love the roasted salad idea! Thanks.

  3. Jim Bartley on May 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Brilliant. Just to my tastebuds, both the roast and the salad

  4. Robin on May 28, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Might be a silly question, but can you use other types of cabbage for this recipe? Like regular green cabbage, or fancy Savoy, etc. Or would you recommend sticking to red/purple, as shown?

    • Hilah on July 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      You can use a regular green cabbage, too. I haven’t tried this with Savoy cabbage and I think it might be too delicate but you could try it! It wouldn’t take as long, I don’t think, maybe just 10 minutes?

  5. Robin on November 24, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Finally got around to making this tonight. Used regular green cabbage, salt, pepper, and canola oil. It was amazing! So glad I found your recipe. You’ve got me hooked! ??

    • Hilah on November 25, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Yay! My favorite way to make cabbage, too 🙂

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