Roasted (Wish They Were Grilled) Cabbage

I have a confession. This summer loving home cook has no grill. :( We HAD a grill at our old house but it became a casualty of the move and now a new one just isn’t in our budget. Unfortunately the deck where that grill would love to sit is also out of the question but I digress.

As the name suggests I’d much rather throw these on the grill however, they work perfectly fine in the oven. So why not?

If you’ve never had grilled cabbage you are in for surprise. It’s hardy, super light in calories and very filling. I flavor mine with a bit of lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, pepper and bacon bits but you could really use anything. Even the toddler was intrigued by this one and asked for a bite. He gave it 2 thumbs up. The husband didn’t eve bother trying it. Just not his thing.

  • 1 tsp olive oil (5g)
  • 2 tbsp real bacon bits (14g)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1 Medium Head of Cabbage

Preheat the oven (or the grill, you lucky son of a b ;) to 425 degrees.

Mix the olive oil, bacon bits, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to make the marinade.

Prepare the cabbage. Rinse it under water and remove any yucky loose leaves.

Cut the head in half on the core..

Then cut the halves in half again…

…to make quarters.

Lay each wedge on a sheet of aluminum foil large enough to wrap it up in. Spoon about 2 tbsp of the marinade on top making sure to get it in all the nooks and crannies.

Wrap each wedge and bake for 20-30 minutes.

I say 20-30 becuase they will continue to cook once you pull them out and I like mine still crunchy. So I let them sit for a little while pull them out around the 20 minute mark. However, some in the comments have cooked them up to an hour for softer cabbage.

The wedges reheat wonderfull in the oven or the microwave!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 Wedge
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
80 2g 6g old: 1 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
8g 0g 15g 4g
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92 Comments and 7 Replies

  1. tj

    This sounds delicious! I don’t know why I only think of cabbage for Chinese Chicken Salads and to go with Corned Beef for St. Patty’s Day! lol CRAZY! Thanks for the reminder & recipe! :)

  2. Reinaldo

    I tried a brussles sprouts recipe from you once. It was very similar, and came out really good. But in that recipe, you needed to “burn” them, I mean to get them really black to make them yummy. Wonder how this might turn up….

  3. Krista S.

    Whoa, you referred to the little guy as the toddler! =) Hey, I have two suggestions for you. First, maybe try putting them under the broiler for a bit to give them a charred flavor (sorta grill-like). Second, we just moved and have no budget for a grill, either (waiting for end of season clearance), but we DID have enough to buy one of those portable table-top gas grills like you would take for camping or picnics. It works great for our family (2 adults, 1 tween, 1 teen) and it uses those small canisters of propane that you can pick up anywhere. It’s quick to clean up, quick to set up, and easy to store so you don’t even need a deck, just a heat proof table. I put a cookie sheet under mine to catch the drips and I store the whole shootin’ match in the garage. And you can always take it for cookouts in the park or whatnot. Double duty!

  4. Valerie

    Yum! I love cabbage. I will try this tomorrow with the steaks I defrosted but didn’t cook because I had huge amounts of stuff to do.

  5. Nikki

    Another cheapish option for a grill is a charcoal grill from Target, Wal-Mart or similar store. We have a Thomas brand one that we bought at Target for about $25 at least 3 years and 2 moves (Minnesota-Colorado and Colorado-Missouri). It gets some shelter at this house and did at our house in CO, as well, but it sat outside during the harsh MN winter. My DH’s family never grilled and soon after we got married I begged for a grill, and we got one of these, this is the second in 8 years of marriage. So, they last a few years, at least. :)

  6. colleen

    Get Kenmore on board as one of yur sponsors maybe they would be generous enough to gift you one. You could take pics of the grill as you cook etc.

  7. Becky

    I’m on your husband’s side on this one, i jsut can’t get over the smell of cooked cabbage, yuck. But it does look pretty.

  8. Erin P.

    I shred a cabbage finely and then combine it with a tablespoon of olive oil and 1 cup of onion and roast it at 415 degrees or so for about 45 minutes. I mix it up every 15 minutes or so, trying to get good crispy bits out of it. Sometimes I splash it with good balsamic vinegar in the last 10 minutes.

  9. roni

    Nicole –
    I use a combination of websites,,, and sometimes I measure everything on my handy dandy electronic scale and tally up the totals.

    Hope that helps!


  10. Nicole P

    I love cabbage- and can’t believe I have never made it this way. I have discovered it is hard to make it good and healthy at the same time when making it in a pan on the stove. I am from the south and we make it with fat/bacon grease. I can see this way quickly becoming my new healthy way of making it.

  11. Diann

    Roni ~ I made this last night for supper. Both the hubby and I thought it was awesome! Next time I’ll have to cook just a bit longer though. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas/recipes with us.

  12. Michelle

    Hi Roni<
    I made this last night and it was delicious. I had your recipe in my mind for a few days and when I finally went to make it I couldn't get on-line to get the recipe (our internet was down)….so I winged it. Logging on this morning I see I forgot a few ingredients but it was still delicious. Can't wait to try it with all the ingredients….and I'll have lots of chances….my hubby planted 34 cabbages in our garden:)

  13. Jill


    I made these last night.
    I have been following you for YEARS… anyway… I swear you had a grilled cabbage recipe with different types of vinegars?!?!?


  14. Jessy

    I have a grill, but in the Texas summer, we have such severe droughts that no one is allowed to use a grill. Super high risk of wildfires… I can only use mine in December.

  15. Elaine Wettemann

    I made this according to the recipe, but it wasn’t cooked nearly enough for me. I like cooked cabbage, and this was still quite raw. It was hot, but still pretty crunchy – not the way I liked cooked cabbage. The next time I cook it (and I will because it was very tasty), I’ll add an extra 15 minutes to the cooking time.

  16. Aaryn

    I am going to make this, this afternoon for my father in law coming for lunch.

    I could only get red cabbage at our local farmer’s market. I hope red cabbage works too….

  17. Kendra

    Roasted Cabbage:
    Tried this today, 20 minutes on 425 in an regular oven, wasn’t long enough. As a african-american we like our vegetables well done. However, I do like this recipe & I will be cooking it again. I added onion to my cabbage also. Total time about 45 min to 1 hour, after 45 min, I lost track.

  18. Irene

    We do not grill much, but in 44 years of marriage we
    have had the hibachi (charcoal grill) (a gift)
    and 3 small propane grills. I keep them on a covered
    porch and have gotten all 3 of them for less than $5 each at
    garage/yard sales. People up-grade and mine were
    almost new.

  19. Linda Carmical

    When I was a kid my dad made a make-shift grill. I’m not sure if it was because he didn’t want to spend the money on a charcoal grill, or if it’s just that he could fit more on his grill. You could take some bricks, level rocks, or cement blocks with a grate of some kind and make your own grill. :)

    Regardless, this recipe sounds absolutley scrumptious and I’m trying it! Thanks for the post!

  20. Samantha McFall

    What did you serve with this? I want to make it for dinner tomorrow night, but I cant decide if I should serve pasta with it….or baked potatoes? Any ideas?

  21. Debby

    This was so very good! I cooked it on the grill with hambergers. We spiced it up with some fresh cut jalopenos put in the foil packages!Awesome!

  22. Malia

    So, I am blessed with a grill,lol. Infact, my hubby builds outdoor kitchens, so we kinda have to have a grill….anyway…would you still wrap in foil if putting on the grill? Just wondering…can’t wait to try this, both ways.

  23. J

    Used this recipe on the grill last night. Definitely a keeper! I added a bit more bacon (ok, a lot, haha) and used garlic salt instead of regular. Grilled in foil on low heat for about 15 minutes. So good!

  24. Emme

    I made it today for my parents. They liked it but suggested that I add more of the marinade, which I probably skimped a bit on. Overall super easy! :)

  25. sabbie smith

    Tried the Grilled Cabbage. Very tasty.
    I have a question about a sentence in the recipe ..
    Preheat the oven or the grill , if you are lucky_________!
    I hope that I missed read that but why was that in
    a receipe. I guess I am a little old fashion but some
    words are best left out.Only my opinion.
    Happy cooking.

  26. roni

    Sabbie, glad you liked the cabbage! and yes it’s a joke. You read it correctly. In my opinion, those are the little things that make a blog a blog and not a cook book. I’m not just supplying recipes here. I’m sharing my story, my personality, and my life.

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