Fall In Love With Cabbage Again: Try This Delicious Twist on a Classic Dish
Cabbage is so very tasty and comforting. It is affordable, widely available, and transforms easily into anything from warm winter soups to cool crisp summer slaws. Plus cabbage has wonderful nutrients like potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, vitamin C, Vitamin K, and vitamin B1 and B6 (1) Between the tasty options cabbage can turn into to the health building nutrient density, what's not to like?!
Many of us a familiar with skillet cabbage with garlic and bacon. And indeed that is a go-to in our house when we want something fast and satisfying. But with a few extra minutes on hand, roasting cabbage wedges can be a delicious way of enjoying this healthy veggie. In fact, roasting cabbage wedges elevates this vegetable to a whole new level of goodness!
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or melted butter
1 whole head green cabbage, cut into 4-6 wedges - each wedge should be about 1/4" thick
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
Optional: Got some crispy bacon? crumble it on top of the cabbage on the flip.
Step 1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Step 2 Brush both sides of each cabbage wedge with olive oil or melted butter. Sprinkle garlic granules, red pepper flakes, and sea salt over each wedge. Arrange wedges on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Step 3 Roast the wedges in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then flip each wedge (add bacon crumble here) and continue roasting until browned and maybe a little charred in some areas, about 15 minutes more. The core should be fork tinder.
Tip: When you lift the baked cabbage slices from the tray, they will might fall apart on you a little. For the most part though, they will keep their lovely shape.
These roasty wedges are delish with beef, lamb, or pork roasts as well as baked chicken. We like adding a spoonful of the juices from protein right on top of the roasted cabbage wedge for a little added richness. So good for you, so warming, and so tasty. Enjoy!
Kathi loves helping people find ways to incorporate healthy habits into their lives including healthy and delicious food that everyone in the family will love.