Baked Cabbage Steaks
How to make Baked Cabbage Steaks
2 small cabbage
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ Tbsp each, salt & pepper
Preheat your oven to 400°F (205°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice the stems off of each head of cabbage, then cut the cabbage in half.
Cut each half in half once more.
You should have 4 round cabbage steaks (roughly ¾-1 inch thick) from each head.2 small cabbage
Transfer the cabbage steaks to your prepared baking sheet, leaving space between them so they cook properly.
Brush them thoroughly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Flip the steaks over then oil and season the opposite side.½ Tbsp each, salt & pepper,2 Tbsp olive oil
Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 25-30 minutes.
They are ready when the leaves become brown and the center is fork-tender.
Remove from the oven and serve while warm.
If you trim too much of the stem off before slicing your ‘steaks’ you can sometimes have cabbage that falls apart. Opt for trimming slightly until your steaks are cut.
Add a little kick by sprinkling the baked cabbage steaks with a pinch of red pepper flakes!
For a tasty crunch, sprinkle a mix of parmesan and breadcrumbs over the top of the steaks before baking. You can also add crispy chopped bacon!
To store: Once cooled, these cabbage steaks can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. I do not recommend freezing cabbage steaks.
To reheat: You may reheat these cabbage steaks in the microwave. You may also pop them back in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until the outside begins to crisp up and they are warmed to your satisfaction.
Calories: 108 kcal | Total Fat: 7.5 grams | Saturated Fat: 1.1 grams | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.3 grams | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7 grams | Sodium: 876 mg | Potassium: 330 mg | Total Carbohydrates: 10.5 grams | Dietary Fiber: 4.2 grams | Sugars: 5.1 grams | Protein: 2.5 grams
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use other types of cabbage for this recipe?
While this recipe specifically calls for small cabbage, you can also use larger cabbage heads. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they cook through.
Can I add additional seasonings or herbs to the cabbage steaks?
Absolutely! You can customize the seasoning to your liking.
Common additions include garlic powder, paprika, thyme, or grated Parmesan cheese.
Experiment with your favorite flavors.
Do I have to use parchment paper on the baking sheet?
While parchment paper can help prevent sticking and make cleanup easier, it’s not strictly necessary.
You can also lightly grease the baking sheet with oil or use a silicone baking mat.
Can I prepare these cabbage steaks in advance?
While it’s best to serve these cabbage steaks fresh from the oven for the crispiest texture, you can prepare them partially in advance.
Slice and season the cabbage, then refrigerate until you’re ready to bake.
However, they may not be as crispy if reheated.
What are some suggested toppings or sauces for baked cabbage steaks?
Baked cabbage steaks are versatile and pair well with various toppings and sauces.
Some popular options include a drizzle of balsamic glaze, a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese, a squeeze of lemon juice, or a dollop of garlic aioli.
Feel free to get creative and customize to your taste.
Can I use other types of cabbage for this recipe, or is it best to stick with small cabbage?
While small cabbage is ideal for individual steaks, you can also use larger cabbage heads.
Just ensure you adjust the thickness of the steaks accordingly to ensure even cooking.
Can I use a different seasoning besides just salt and pepper for more flavor?
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite seasonings and spices to customize the flavor of your cabbage steaks.
Garlic powder, paprika, or even some grated Parmesan cheese can add extra flair.
Do I need to flip the cabbage steaks during baking?
Yes, it’s a good idea to flip the cabbage steaks halfway through the baking time.
This helps them cook evenly and ensures both sides get nicely browned.
Can I prepare the cabbage steaks in advance and bake them later?
While it’s best to bake the cabbage steaks shortly after seasoning and oiling them to maintain their crispiness, you can certainly prep the cabbage in advance by slicing and storing it in the fridge.
Just remember to oil and season them just before baking.
What are some recommended side dishes to serve with Baked Cabbage Steaks?
Baked Cabbage Steaks make a versatile side dish.
They pair well with roasted or grilled meats, such as chicken or steak.
You can also serve them with a simple dipping sauce, like a garlic aioli or balsamic reduction, for added flavor.