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Dill Roasted Cabbage

Roasted cabbage is a quick, easy, and inexpensive side dish! The fresh dill is a perfect compliment.

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I’m getting a post together about my trip and some thoughts I’ve had lately. Yes, thoughts that don’t have to do with food. I do have those occasionally. So, instead, we’re going to talk about roasted cabbage! Get excited!

Ah, cabbage. Cabbage makes me think of Russia (Borscht & cabbage rolls), tacos, and shredded BBQ sandwiches. And breakfast. I’ve told you many, many times how much I love Southwest Cabbage Slaw. We always put it on our tacos and when we have leftovers, it goes on my eggs in the morning. Not as weird as it seems. I promise.

Besides turning into slaw, cabbage (and others in the family: bok choi & Brussels sprouts) can be added to soups, hashes, stir-frys, and salads. The recipes below are my favorite uses for them. Plus I added a new one for you.

Have you ever had roasted cabbage??

*eye rolls abound on the other side of my screen*

Humor me, please?

Here’s a cheap, easy peasant-type dish with just a few ingredients. It reminds me of the Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe I posted a while back. I never thought I’d ever want to have a half a head of cabbage for lunch, but this recipe convinced me!

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Roasted Cabbage Steaks with Dill Pesto

Roasted Cabbage Steaks with Dill Pesto

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Roasted cabbage is a quick, easy, and inexpensive side dish! We love it with dill pesto, but you can use any pesto you like. Or try a different topping!


  • 1 medium head of cabbage
  • 2 Tablespoons heat-safe cooking oil like avocado or coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • A few cranks of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 recipe Dill Pesto


  1. Preheat oven to high broil. Or just "broil" if your oven doesn't have the high/low option.
  2. Cut the cabbage head in half, cutting through the center of the core. Remove the outer leaves and any leaves that are wilted or browned.
  3. Remove the core making angled cuts with a sharp knife (see image in post for reference). Place each cabbage half on a flat surface, core-side down and slice into three 1-inch pieces, roughly.
  4. Arrange the large cabbage slices on a large rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with the oil.
  5. Broil on a center rack in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the cabbage slices turn dark golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve with a smear of Dill Pesto.


Use any kind of pesto you like here! I included recipes for dairy-free basil pesto and cilantro pesto in the recipe post. You could also sprinkle on some sharp, crumbly cheese, or drizzle with balsamic vinegar or glaze.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 143Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 132mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 1g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Tuesday 24th of March 2020

I bought a head of cabbage last wk to make something else. Somehow the menu got changed up, so the cabbage got pushed to the back. Cleaning out the fridge this morning, was like, ughh I forgot about you! I didn't feel like defrosting ground turkey, so there went the 'egg roll in a bowl' that I was supposed to make. Hit pinterest for some ideas and yours looked interesting. Roasted cabbage. Never had it that way. with dill. Even more interesting. But since we're under mandatory 'stay at home' due to the covid virus outbreak, a grocery trip for fresh dill was out of the question. Used dried dill instead. Paired it with some marinated chicken tenders. And it! The best parts were the crispy shreds. Definitely a keeper recipe.

Natalie Perry

Thursday 26th of March 2020

I'm so glad you liked it! Cabbage is seriously underrated, IMO.


Thursday 14th of July 2011

frugal - I just use Picasa! (A free photo organizing and editing software by Google.)

Thursday 14th of July 2011

Fabulous! I never know what to do with leftover cabbage. Say, how do you post the collage of beautiful images together?

Natalie @ Perry's Plate

Thursday 14th of July 2011

Erika - We really are soulmates.

Joanne - Thank you, dear. :)

Kristin - My husband drives the borscht train at our house, too. He'd be happy as could be if I'd make it every other week! That recipe is great, though, and I had a friend who made it in the crock pot after browning the meat.

Gwen - I love the word fantastical :)

Ann - I love all of the cabbage enthusiasm! I wondered if I would only hear the sound of crickets chirping after posting this one. Heh.


Thursday 14th of July 2011

Cabbage done right is a thing of beauty - and yours is done right! I LOVE that you provided other recipes, too! I look forward to your non-food post...

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