Golden Baked Cabbage Steaks: A Veggie Delight Recipe

Discover the magic of baked cabbage steaks with this easy recipe. Transform simple ingredients into a gourmet dish in just 35 minutes!

Plated baked cabbage steaks with a side of quinoa salad.

Cabbage, the humble and often overlooked vegetable, can surprise even the most skeptical eater when prepared the right way. Say hello to Baked Cabbage Steaks – an incredibly tasty and effortless dish that’s bound to win hearts. Perfectly seasoned and roasted to a golden charm, these steaks make a delectable side dish or even a main event for vegetarians.

Shopping List:

  • Cabbage (2 small heads)
  • Olive oil (ensure you have at least 2 tablespoons)
  • Salt (fine or sea salt)
  • Black pepper (preferably freshly ground)


  1. Preheat & Prep: Set your oven to preheat at 400°F (200°C). While waiting, lay your workspace with all the needed ingredients and utensils.
  2. Slicing: Using a sharp knife, slice the cabbages into 1-inch thick steaks. Lay them flat on a tray or plate.
  3. Seasoning Prep: In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir well until properly mixed.
  4. Brush: Use a pastry brush (or even the back of a spoon) to spread the olive oil mixture onto both sides of each cabbage steak. Ensure they’re generously coated for a rich flavor.

The Secrets Behind Perfect Baked Cabbage Steaks:

  • Freshness Factor: Always pick cabbages that are firm to touch, with bright and crisp leaves. Fresh cabbages will give you the perfect texture – slightly crunchy and not too wilted.
  • Uniform Slices: When you slice your cabbage into steaks, ensure they’re uniform in thickness. This ensures even cooking.
  • High-Quality Olive Oil: Using a good quality olive oil can make all the difference. It enhances the natural flavors of the cabbage.


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 4


  • 2 small cabbages
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ Tbsp salt
  • ½ Tbsp pepper

Step by Step Guide:

  • Preparation: Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C). While the oven gets warm, you can prep the cabbage.
  • Cabbage Slicing: Lay each cabbage on its side and cut off the bottom stem, ensuring a stable base. Slice the cabbage into 1-inch thick steaks. You’ll end up with beautiful, naturally circular steaks. Keep the loose leaves; they’ll crisp up beautifully!
  • Seasoning: In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Brush this mixture generously onto both sides of each cabbage steak. Ensure every nook and cranny of the cabbage gets some love!
  • Baking: Place the seasoned cabbage steaks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. If you have any leftover seasoning, drizzle it over the steaks.
  • Roast: Slide the baking sheet into the preheated oven and roast the cabbage steaks for 20-25 minutes. Halfway through, flip them to ensure even cooking. Once done, they should have a beautiful golden hue with crispy edges.
  • Serve: Transfer the baked cabbage steaks onto a plate. They’re best enjoyed warm!

Sliced raw cabbage steaks ready for seasoning.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Pair with a side of quinoa salad for a wholesome vegetarian meal.
  • Serve alongside roasted chicken or grilled fish for a balanced plate.
  • Drizzle a bit of lemon juice or sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top before serving.

How To Store Leftovers:

  • Cooling: Before storing, allow the cabbage steaks to cool completely to room temperature. This prevents condensation which can make them soggy.
  • Container: Use an airtight container or tightly wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • Refrigeration: Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Hints & Hacks:

  • Grill Marks: If you desire grill marks, you can briefly grill the cabbage steaks after baking.
  • Seasoning Variations: Try adding a dash of smoked paprika, garlic powder, or dried herbs like rosemary or thyme to the olive oil mixture for added flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • Can I use red cabbage? Absolutely! Red cabbage can be a colorful and delightful alternative.
  • How do I store leftovers? Place in an airtight container and refrigerate. Consume within 2-3 days.
  • Can I grill the cabbage steaks? Yes, they can be grilled for a charred flavor. Just ensure they don’t burn!

Cabbage, once an underdog of the vegetable world, shines bright and flavorful in this dish. Baked Cabbage Steaks are not only a testament to the versatility of veggies but also to the simplicity of ingredients. Sometimes, all you need is a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and some oven magic to turn something mundane into a gourmet delight. So, next time you’re in a culinary rut, remember this recipe, and let the cabbage surprise you!

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Brushing olive oil mixture onto cabbage steaks.

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