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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Oven-Roasted Cabbage Recipe

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It’s crazy to me, as much as I love cabbage, it took me so long to roast it in the oven. What was I thinking?

Now, I don’t think I will ever cook cabbage any other way. The flavor and texture far surpass anything you can achieve by boiling cabbage. And, the best part is that you can alter this recipe to suit your own tastes. Well, the other best part is that it is so easy to make!

Recipe Notes:

  • You can replace the dried thyme with just about any herb. Use Zatar for a Greek-style cabbage, Italian seasonings for, well, Italian-style, and herbs such as marjoram, rosemary, and even sage will work well too.
  • If you don’t like or cannot eat garlic, leave that out.
  • Pancetta, Proscuitto, or crumbled bacon works well as a garnish/
  • For a “potato” style dish, you could add dairy-free sour cream and bacon crumbles
  • Leftovers reheat well

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Gluten-Free Victoria Wolf

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Oven-Roasted Cabbage

Quick, easy, and the most delicious way to enjoy cabbage!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 143 kcal

Suggested Tools

Sheet Pans and Cooling Rack
Silicone Pastry Brush
Prep Bowls, 4 inch

The Ingredients

  • 2 lb cabbage, small to medium head 2-2.5 pounds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp thyme, dried
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • crumbled bacon for garnish, optional
  • sliced green onions for garnish, optional
  • chopped parsley for garnish, optional
  • lemon wedges for garnish, optional

The Process

Mise en Place

  • Gather your ingredients. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. You will need a sheet pan.

Make the seasoning

  • Add the olive oil and thyme to a small bowl and mix to combine. Using a microplane, grate the garlic into the bowl with olive oil and thyme. Mix to combine. You will not be able to grate the entire clove unless you want to grate your fingertips too! Set aside.

Slice the Cabbage

  • In this recipe, I slice the cabbage into "steaks" and you can alternately slice the cabbage into wedges. Find the flattest side of the cabbage on position it down on your cutting board. Start slicing the cabbage into 1-inch slices and place them on the sheet pan. If you have a small to medium-sized cabbage, the steaks should be manageable. If your cabbage is quite large, you may want to cut it into wedges instead.

Baste and Bake

  • Using a pastry brush, brush the oil mixture on the top of each cabbage steak. Season well with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Place in a 425-degree oven and set a timer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, flip the cabbage and return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  • As they cook, the cabbage steaks will spread out and not stay together as well as they did when they were raw and that is okay and expected.

Garnish and Serve

  • There are many ways to garnish the cabbage and they taste amazing with no garnish at all. Some garnish ideas: crumbled bacon, green onion slice, chopped parsley, and a squeeze of lemon to each cabbage steak and serve.



Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 33mgPotassium: 316mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 197IUVitamin C: 67mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cabbage, side dish, vegetable
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