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Roasted Cabbage Recipe & 7 Reasons to Use this Recipe

When you’re needing a quick, simple and nutritious meal consider my roasted cabbage recipe!  My recipe doesn’t require fancy equipment or loads of  ingredients.  My roasted cabbage recipe along with the tips below will help you feel good about eating and keep meal time exciting! 

3 Reasons Why my Roasted Cabbage Recipe is my Favorite!

1.It’s easy! 

Besides a head of cabbage, all you need is a sharp knife, cutting board, and baking dish.  I used to use a glass baking dish.  However I switched to a sheet pan because this roasted cabbage recipe is devoured at my home.  The sheet pan allows me to roast 2 head of cabbage instead of 1. 

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2.It’s simple! 

Again besides a head of cabbage and the cookware, all you need is avocado oil. Avocado oil has a high smoke point which makes it ideal for high heat cooking, like roasting and frying.  

In addition to smoke point, avocado oil does not have an overwhelming flavor. The oil is rich and creamy like an avocado.  The avocado oil envelops the crevices of the cabbage which allows for a nice full fat flavor bite, yet allows the flavor of the roasted cabbage recipe!

The roasting process caramelizes, or in other words, sweetens the cabbage.  Roasted cabbage is simply delicious!

3.It’s nutritious!

Cabbage is considered a brassica vegetable.  And this vegetable family has the reputation for being the world’s healthiest vegetables due to being rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants help fight inflammation and illness by eliminating the cellular sludge of free radicals.  Think of antioxidants as street cleaners and garbage collectors of the body.  Without it, our cellular health would be a mess and couldn’t run properly.

Cabbage grown locally are crisp, sweet, and in my opinion, one of the best vegetables to eat!

4 Ways to Make the Roasted Cabbage Recipe in a Full Meal  

1.Ground Meat & Cabbage

I always have ground meat prepped for those nights (and mornings) when I need a quick meal.  Each week, I will prep at least 4 pounds of ground meat so that I can get a head start on an Italian dinner or Mexican meal.  

For instance, ground beef and cabbage are a great combination if you’re looking to eat a meal fresh from the farm.  However, the kids may be happier with a ground beef and pasta for dinner.  Either way, mealtime harmony is achieved with cooking extra ground beef.   

In addition to ground beef, I also like to pair Homemade Fennel Sausage with my roasted cabbage recipe.  This is actually my favorite pairing because it makes for a great breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Plus the fennel adds an extra oomph to the roasted cabbage. 

2.Other Vegetables

Roasting lots of other vegetables as well as cabbage can also become a delicious veggie bowl.  For instance, I used leftover roasted, sautéed greens, and homemade fennel sausage for an nutritious, energy boosting breakfast.

Roasted cabbage makes a nutritious base for other roasted veggies and savory meats!

3.Bratwurst Varieties

Another super quick idea to liven up the roasted cabbage recipe is to purchase bratwurst from your local rancher.  The tangy Teriyaki bratwurst or the sweeten Hawaiian bratwurst add another dimension to the roasted cabbage.  

4.Additional Toppings

I also add various toppings to the roasted cabbage recipe to keep it tasting new.  For instance, feta cheese and/or crumbled bacon dress up the recipe.  As well as fresh herbs and spices like garlic, rosemary, and fennel. 

Roasted Cabbage is Anything but Boring

No matter how you slice it…hahahaha…my roasted cabbage recipe is simply delicious, simple, and keeps your taste buds excited!

Roasted Cabbage Recipe paired with Homemade Fennel Sausage and fresh herbs

Roasted Cabbage Recipe

When you’re needing a quick, simple and nutritious meal consider my roasted cabbage recipe!  My recipe doesn’t require fancy equipment or loads of  ingredients.  My roasted cabbage recipe along with the tips below will help you feel good about eating and keep meal time exciting! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 75 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Sheet Pan
  • Spatula or Large Wooden Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 2-3 tbsp avocado oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 (or 425 degrees depending on your oven).
  • Grab cabbage.  Remove the outside leaves with your hands.  Next, use a sharp knife and cutting board underneath to carefully remove the stem.  Then slice the cabbage in half.  Next carefully cut out the cabbage core.  And lastly, cut cabbage into slices. 
  • Next grab a large sheet pan.  Place cabbage slices onto sheet pan and drizzle with oil.  
  • Bake in hot oven for 15 minutes. 
  • Flip cabbage slice with spatula.  Bake for another 10-15 minutes.  
  • Once the cabbage has browned or caramelized on the edges, remove from the oven.  Salt, pepper, and enjoy!  

Notes

I always have ground meat prepped for those nights (and mornings) when I need a quick meal.  Each week, I will prep at least 4 pounds of ground meat so that I can get a head start on an Italian dinner or Mexican meal.  
For instance, ground beef and cabbage are a great combination if you’re looking to increase your vegetable intake.  However, the kids may be happier with a ground beef and pasta for dinner.  Either way, mealtime harmony is achieved with cooking extra ground beef.   
In addition to ground beef, I also like to pair Homemade Fennel Sausage with my roasted cabbage recipe.  This is actually my favorite pairing because it makes for a great breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Plus the fennel adds an extra oomph to the roasted cabbage. 
Roasting lots of other vegetables as well as cabbage can also become a delicious veggie bowl.  For instance, I used leftover roasted, sautéed greens, and homemade fennel sausage for an nutritious, energy boosting breakfast.
Another super quick idea to liven up the roasted cabbage recipe is to purchase bratwurst from your local rancher.  The tangy Teriyaki bratwurst or the sweeten Hawaiian bratwurst add another dimension to the roasted cabbage.  
I also add various toppings to the roasted cabbage recipe to keep it tasting new.  For instance, feta cheese and/or crumbled bacon dress up the recipe.  As well as fresh herbs and spices like garlic, rosemary, and fennel.  
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About the Author

Elizabeth Ray is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is on a mission to help you feel good about food!  She believes food from the farm is best.  And she is developing nutrition resources to help you discover the possibilities of real food that is grown/raised by the local farmer.  

For more delicious, nutritious and adventurous recipes that are sourced from the farm, click here

“May food from the local farm help you flourish!”

Elizabeth Ray, MS RDN LD & Farmers Market Nutritionist
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