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These oven-roasted cabbage wedges brushed with a mildly spicy garlic butter sauce make a delicious and easy side dish or work as a small meal all on their own.
Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables to cook with, and it really doesn’t get enough credit. I love adding it to soups or throwing it in a stir-fry, but these spicy oven-roasted cabbage wedges might just be my favorite. I’ve started making these quite often to add more vegetables to my diet, and they make an excellent dinner side or light summer lunch.
Why You Should Eat Cabbage
- With one gram of fiber for every 10 calories, cabbage is great at making you feel full and aiding with digestion. 40% of the fiber found in cabbage is soluble fiber, which has been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol levels.
- It’s packed full of nutrients, such as vitamin B6, folate, and vitamin C, which are essential for many important processes in the body.
- Cabbage is full of antioxidants, which help protect the body from damage from free radicals and may help reduce chronic inflammation.
- It is high in sulfur, a mineral that is essential for healthy hair, skin, and nails.
- Red cabbage is an excellent source of potassium, which may help lower blood pressure.
- It has been used as a hangover remedy since Roman times.
- It’s cheap and widely available year-round. It also keeps really well in the refrigerator compared to some other vegetables.
Tips For Making Roasted Cabbage Wedges
- You can use either red or green cabbage in this recipe. I have made it with both and didn’t really notice a difference.
- The spice level in this dish is pretty mild, so if you a looking for more of a kick, I recommend adding some cayenne to the butter sauce. You could also drizzle some chili oil over the cabbage wedges for some extra spice.
- Leaving the core attached will make it easier to flip the wedges without them falling apart. I usually remove mine out of habit, and they hold together okay, but it takes a bit more effort.
- To reheat, throw it in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes.
1 medium cabbage, green or red
2 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
- Remove the hard outer leaves of the cabbage and cut it into 8 pieces, first by cutting it in half, then quarters, then eighths.
- Arrange the pieces on your foil-lined baking sheet, and drizzle each side with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
4. Roast in the oven 20 minutes. Using tongs, carefully flip with cabbage wedges and roast for another 20 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. The cook time may vary depending on the size of your cabbage.
5. To make the sauce, add butter, garlic, and crushed red pepper to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir consistently until butter starts to turn brown. Remove from heat and had in lemon juice.
6. Brush butter over cooked wedges and serve.
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