Cabbage is such a versatile vegetable. It’s great raw in coleslaw and salads, used in stir fry’s, stuffed cabbage rolls or simply sautéed with onions. It is also readily available throughout the year which makes it one of the staples in our house. I like to stock up on it when it goes on sale as it lasts for weeks without going bad.
After a dinner party years ago where we had delicious grilled cabbage in foil packets, I wanted to recreate the dish minus the grilling part. The key to making this cabbage tender and delicious is cooking it for about an hour at a high temperature. So, the normal method of roasting vegetables on a sheet pan uncovered wasn’t going to work to achieve the consistency and texture I was looking for. I tried roasting it in the oven by covering the dish with foil so the cabbage would stay soft and moist. It came out perfectly! This is one of the simplest side dish recipes I make and works great for entertaining. Everyone always wants the recipe and can’t believe it is so easy to make and only has 3 ingredients.
Cabbage has many health benefits including:
- An impressive nutrient panel
- May reduce inflammation
- It is packed with vitamin C: just 1 cup provides 85% of daily supply
- Helps improve digestion
- May help keep your heart healthy
- May lower blood pressure & cholesterol
- It is an Excellent Source of Vitamin K: 1 cup supplies 85% RDI
Cabbage is also very low calorie, which makes this the perfect side for fasting days or if you are just trying to cut back or watch carbs. I usually just use plain old green cabbage aka “Cannonball Cabbage” but there are many varieties, actually over 400! Napa, red, and savoy are just a few of the types you could add to your next shopping list to experiment with.
Roasted Cabbage Wedges
- 1 Large Head Cabbage
- 2 Tbsp Light Butter
- 1 Tsp. Seasoning Salt
- Wash and dry head of cabbage. Trim off end of the stem.
- Cut the cabbage into 8 even wedges, leaving on the core.
- Arrange wedges in 9" x 13" glass baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Lightly spread light butter on tops and sides of the cabbage.
- Evenly sprinkle the seasoning salt among the wedges.
- Cover the dish tightly with foil.
- Bake at 400 for 60 minutes or until tender.