Cabbage Steaks roasted until the edges are perfectly crispy are savory and delicious, super easy to make, and taste amazing!
Cabbage Steaks may sound like an oxymoron, but I guarantee that once you try them you’ll be hooked. Roasted cabbage steaks are a hearty addition to any meal.
Cabbage is such a healthy vegetable, and it’s good to have something easy to serve with dinner that’s also adding great nutrition. Try it tonight with some teriyaki chicken and dinner rolls, or this weekend with some hot tomato soup.
Cabbage Steaks Ingredients
- Olive Oil – Don’t be stingy with the oil, as it allows for overall caramelization and ups the flavor.
- Green Cabbage – Or red cabbage, either is fine! We just love cabbage!
- Kosher Salt – The larger crystals of kosher salt add a nice punch of salt as you bite in. Go ahead and use sea salt or even regular table salt if you don’t keep kosher on hand.
- Garlic Powder – Garlic adds a nice “steakiness” to the dish. Yes, that is now a word. You could also try rubbing fresh garlic onto the steaks before roasting them. Mmm mmm mmm. (I don’t suggest using minced garlic as it may burn).
- Paprika – Paprika adds flavor and color. Try smoked paprika or spicy paprika for an even bigger punch.
- Onion Powder – The powder makes it nice and easy, I love how it get into all the nooks and crannies.
- Ground Pepper – Fresh ground pepper is preferred, but if you don’t have any, regular pre-ground pepper will work too.
- Optional – Lemon juice squeezed over the cabbage steaks right before serving can add a nice bright acidic touch.
How Do You Make Cabbage Steaks
First, grease a large baking sheet with oil while you preheat the oven.
Next, slice cabbage and place on baking sheet.
Then, brush each cabbage slice with oil and sprinkle with spices.
Finally, roast for 45-60 minutes. Cooking time will depend on thickness of your cabbage steaks, and how caramelized you like them.
What Is Cabbage Steak
Cabbage steak is a thick slice of cabbage cooked to enhance caramelization for flavor. Although the word “steak” is usually applied to meats, here it is defining more the shape and heartiness of the dish.
What Kind Of Cabbage Is Best For Cabbage Steak
Any kind of cabbage works for cabbage steak! Green is the go-to, but how pretty would a slice of red cabbage be?
What Does Cabbage Steak Taste Like
Cabbage steak tastes buttery and sweet when roasted, and tastes slightly peppery and crunchy when raw. Roasting with some oil caramelizes the vegetable, which gives it a depth of flavor.
Is Cabbage Steak Good For You
Cabbage steak is very good for you. Cabbage is a low calorie, low carbohydrate, and nutrient dense food. Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage have been shown to help in decreasing cancer risks in some studies.
It’s never a bad idea to have some good vegetable recipes to add to your family’s plate!
How Many Calories Are In Cabbage Steak
There are approximately 6 calories in a cabbage steak, depending on the size and thickness. Any way you slice it, cabbage is a low calorie food.
How Many Carbs In Cabbage Steak
Carbs in a cabbage steak start at about 1-2 grams for the cabbage itself, depending on the size and thickness of the slice, plus any additions added to it.
As my recipe is adding only fat (olive oil) and spices, it remains a low carbohydrate dish.
Is Cabbage Good For Weight Loss
Cabbage is good for weight loss in that it is a low calorie, low carbohydrate, nutrient dense food. The old “cabbage soup” diet not so much (as you mostly lost water and sometimes muscle, due to the extreme calorie restriction).
Can You Eat Cabbage In A Keto Diet
You can eat cabbage in a keto diet – in fact it’s perfect for a low carb diet! Not only is it low in carbohydrates, it is also high in nutrients. It is also a food that you can easily add healthy fats to as well.
Slather it in olive oil and top it with some bacon bits!
Does Cabbage Give You Gas
Cabbage can give some people gas due to the digestion of its sugar, raffinose. Most can digest it well, but if it is problematic for you the enzyme found in Beano™ will help digest those sugars before they hit your digestive tract and make you socially unacceptable.
What Can You Top Cabbage Steaks With
You can top cabbage steaks with many things, such as some crumbled bacon, some cheese (I like blue cheese), almond or other nut butters, roasted seeds, proteins like roasted chicken or pulled pork, even a drizzle of honey. Think of your steak as not just a side dish on its’ own, but as a type of grilled salad.
Sticking to low carb? Use a slab of roasted cabbage steak as a “bun” for your open faced hamburger. Probably won’t work if you try to pick it up, but will be a nice nutritional bottom bun for a juicy burger and toppings.
Cabbage Steaks for St. Patrick’s Day
Cabbage steaks are the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day menu! Here are a few more great ideas for your next Irish inspired feast.
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Cabbage Steak Recommended Tools
Santuko knife – My favorite knife for cutting vegetables! This knife is the perfect size and shape, handles great, and is super reasonably priced. Also, I just love that it’s fun and colorful!
End grain cutting board – This is my absolute favorite cutting board and the one that I get the most compliments on. And p.s. I have a lot of cutting boards. It really is absolutely stunning, and knows how to take a beating. We use it every single day!
Bakers half sheet – It’s cool, we only have about six of these bakers half sheets because they’re good for absolutely everything. Cookies? Yes! Steak? Yes! Cake? Oh yeh! Roasted veggies? Uhhhh huh!
How To Make Cabbage Steaks
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 head of green cabbage
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.
- Slice cabbage, in a top to stem motion, in ½ - ¼” slices (the thinner your slices, the more caramelization you will get).
- Place cabbage steaks onto baking sheet in a single layer.
- Brush each cabbage steak with olive oil, then sprinkle evenly with each spice.
- Roast on center rack of oven at 400 degrees for 45 - 60 minutes (the thicker your cabbage steak, the longer it will take).
- Serve immediately.